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A Computer Weekly buyer's guide to microservers and hyperscale computing

The use of modular or containerised server systems is increasing across the IT industry. In this 10-page buyer’s guide, Computer Weekly looks at how organisations are moving away from bricks-and-mortar datacentres running multiple servers, storage and network devices to seek out the advantages offered by these pre-designed, fully functioning engineered systems.

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• What It problems can a micro-datacentre solve?

• Intel is making waves in the growing microserver market

• Choosing chips for next-generation datacentres

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