HPE servers get new names to help users figure out what they can be used for

If you're looking into buying servers from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, don't let a new naming convention throw you off. HPE's new Integrity MC990 X is the first in a line of many servers that will conform to a new naming convention to indicate the ...

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HPE servers get new names to help users figure out what they can be used for

If you're looking into buying servers from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, don't let a new naming convention throw you off.

HPE's new Integrity MC990 X is the first in a line of many servers that will conform to a new naming convention to indicate the sort of workloads they tackle. The "MC" stands for "mission critical," and that moniker will make its way into more mid-range and high-end servers over time.

The eight-socket server is a scale-up rack system crammed with lots of processors and memory to run databases, analytics and other business applications. It supports up to eight 18-core Xeon chips -- or 144 processor cores -- and 6TB of DDR4 memory.

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US government wants to sharply increase spending on cyber security

President Barack Obama on Tuesday will propose a sharp increase in cyber security spending for next year's budget, to improve outdated government software and promote better online security for consumers.

The plan calls for a $3.1 billion fund to replace outdated IT infrastructure; a new position of federal chief information security officer; a commission to study cyber security problems, and a program to recruit cyber security experts into government roles.

The U.S has been working since 2009 to improve the nation's cyber defenses, most recently with the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, which promotes better information sharing between private industry and government, said Michael Daniel, special assistant to the President and cyber security coordinator, in a phone briefing with reporters Monday.

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Microsoft’s Azure Stack beta gets new services and DevOps tools

People testing out the public beta of Microsoft's Azure Stack private cloud system have some new platform services and DevOps tools to play with less than two weeks after it initially launched. 

Starting Monday, users can download a beta version of the Web Apps feature for Azure App Service that runs on Azure Stack and makes it easier for people to build websites on top of it. Users can also install new beta tools for running MySQL and SQL Server workloads on Azure Stack. The system already has built-in tools for running things like virtual machines.

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