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How desktop technology drives data centres

Posted on July 15, 2010 by Website Administrator  |  Comment (0)

One would assume that data centers are a place where high tech gets introduced and the mass PC market is a followers market. However there are plenty of examples where it is just the other way around. For years the processor market was driven by the battle between Intel and AMD this battle was fought where the volume was and is — consumer PCs.  Another good example is the keyboard interface. Servers still used PS/2 when it was already hard to get a non-USB keyboard for consumer PCs. Also the good old VGA interface has only survived in the metal rack cabinets of  data centers and data rooms.

Two more innovations from the main stream consumer PC market are about to enter the DC world and worth to be mentioned: