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Articles by Lamont Wood
posted in November 2008
IBM's M&A activity during the current economic crisis shows the importance of server virtualization.
Right on the heels of the AMD Shanghai announcement, Intel brought out Nehalemï¿¼but so far it lives only on the desktop.
It's a little-understood fact that in a virtualized server each virtual machine will need its own very real network connection, multiplying networking costs. HP has a solution that at least shows that things don't have to be that way.
AMD announced its next generation of Opteron processors and IBM immediately announced four servers that use the new chips -- a move that has broader implications for the health of the SMB server arena.
EMC, HP, and Lenovo all unveil management systems for tasks ranging from low to high end of the server arena.