Dell’s Latest PowerEdge Servers Offer Muscle for High-Bandwidth Workloads

With processors no longer the reliable wellsprings of periodic performance boosts they were in the past, server manufacturers are looking to more specialized use cases. Today, Dell is announcing a revamped PowerEdge R930 with Intel’s newly announced Xeon E7 v4 series processors and a new PowerEdge R830 with recently announced Xeon E5 v4 processors. Read more...

Flaw Puts a Billion Wireless Mice at Risk

Wireless mice and keyboards are the perfect accessories for a world in which devices increasingly are shuffling off their connection coils, but those accessories -- especially untethered rodents -- also can create new threats for those who use them.

One such threat is Mousejack. The attack exploits a vulnerability found in 80 percent of wireless mice. With US$15 worth of off-the-shelf hardware and a few lines of simple code, a wireless mouse can be turned into a hacker's portal for all kinds of mischief. Read more...

How to Optimize Flash Storage in the Data Center

All-flash storage systems are about to spark a renaissance within the data center. Until very recently, the higher costs of all-flash storage has prevented the technology from being adopted across a majority of data center workloads. However, the recent introduction of high-density flash will certainly change this situation, as the ability to mix high density with traditional flash in a real-time auto-tiering manner will dramatically reduce the cost of flash, enabling its broader use for all workloads across the data center. Read more...