The 10 Biggest Data Center Stories Of 2010


HDS, Dell, IBM, and others launched new converged infrastructure initiatives to in 2010 in moves to increase their ability to compete in building future data centers and prepare for cloud computing.

Hitachi Data Systems unveiled plans to bring Hitachi blade servers, currently sold in Japan, into the U.S. market in 2011 to go with its storage technology.

Dell enhanced its converged infrastructure strategy of combining its own server and storage technologies with partners' networking equipment by adding new management capabilities to its Virtual Integrated System platform to manage multi-vendor hardware as a single resource.

IBM, meanwhile, acquired Blade Network Technologies to integrate its own networking products to its blade server and storage products for a more comprehensive converged infrastructure offering.