The 10 Biggest Data Center Stories Of 2011


3. HP Provides Shot In The ARM In Data Centers

HP in November unveiled plans to develop technology customers can use to investigate a new generation of energy-efficient data center architectures. To do so, it called on the help of startup server vendor and ARM partner Calxeda instead of its old partner Intel for its initial development platform.

HP's "Project Moonshot," a new program which targets the sharing of storage, networking, management, power, and cooling resources across thousands of energy-efficient servers, features a development platform based on Calxeda's ARM-based server technology.

However, HP cagily did not say it would actually sell Calxeda-based servers, thereby giving Intel time to get its Atom processor line ready for the data center big time.