Why AMD must embrace ARM to stay alive

AMD said last week it would lay off 15 percent of its workers, but we hope next week it will announce an ARM license for use in servers. Such a move looks like AMD’s last chance for relevance as the chip world experiences a huge upheaval.

Watch out Cisco. Huawei’s coming!

Huawei, six months after creating its enterprise networking division here in the U.S. is ready to make a big splash at Interop this year. The Chinese networking gear maker is the one thing Cisco’s CEO John Chambers fears and today’s announcements show why.

It’s not easy being green: Data center edition

Building sustainable data centers is hard — especially if you’re trying to do it in office space in Houston. This and a few less obvious lessons were the takeaways from a panel on sustainable data centers at the Open compute Summit on Wednesday.

Apple hires Yahoo’s data center chief

Scott Noteboom, the man who has been in charge of Yahoo’s data center operations since 2005, has joined Apple as the iconic consumer electronics maker expands into the cloud. This follows Apple’s hiring of Microsoft data center guru Kevin Timmons a few months back.

Pure Storage brings hard disk pricing to Flash storage

Pure Storage, a startup offering enterprises a storage array comprised entirely of Flash memory, promises to change the economics around Flash memory and push hard drives out of the performance storage market. The company just announced $30 million in funding and detailed its product.

Create a unified cloud with vCider

Structure LaunchPad startup vCider disguises packets like I disguise zucchini in my four-year-old’s chocolate muffins. Except vCider does it to help companies bridge between different cloud providers while providing a bit less latency and more security that one would with a virtual router.

VMware’s preparing for the post-document era

VMware, the company that helped jumpstart the cloud with the creation of the hypervisor, is now focused on enabling the automation and scale that are the most essential elements of building out a platform for the post-PC era.