Clash of the heavyweights: battle lines drawn between IBM and Intel processors

By |2017-08-29T08:21:07+00:0029 August 2017|Analysis, IT operations and system management, POWER|

Building high performance computer systems is all about finding and removing bottlenecks. Unfortunately, this is a never ending game. As fast as you identify and deal with one bottleneck, another appears. For a while, the problem was the raw performance of the four key elements in a computer system; processor, memory, network and storage. Over [...]

Linux vendors trying to stay relevant in a mobile world

By |2016-10-17T10:52:23+00:005 October 2014|Analysis|

It was recently announced that Red Hat is to acquire Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) FeedHenry. FeedHenry is a small company founded in 2010 that took Series A funding of $9m just last year (2013). Despite being small it has attracted some big name customers such as Diageo, Network Rail and VMWare (who are also [...]

IBM challenges Intel dominance with POWER8 release: what’s in it for the market?

By |2016-10-17T10:52:24+00:0030 May 2014|Analysis, Platforms and Operating Systems|

For two decades, IBM’s POWER computing division has occupied that space between System x and System z which was traditionally occupied by the mini-computer. Over the last two years, IBM has been pushing System x, POWER and System z at the cloud. Each has a different price point for entry, a different price point per [...]

Tablet vendors need better app stores

By |2016-10-17T10:52:47+00:004 January 2011|Delivery and Lifecycle Management|

There are many things that go into a successful device and platform. Stable hardware, OS and applications, having the right applications and the right price, making it easy to buy those applications and having a developer strategy that encourages people to write for your device. This might seem self-evident to most but apparently, not everyone.