About ServerWatch

What We Do

For more than a decade, ServerWatch has provided server administrators and other data center professionals with in-depth technical and business insights by focusing exclusively on the information needs of server pros. The site relies on the journalism expertise of its editorial staff and the knowledge of industry experts provide analysis and reporting on the latest news and trends as they relate to the data center.

Opinions and product coverage of everything pertinent to servers, including virtualization, server hardware, server software, server operating systems, open source and data center management can be found on ServerWatch. Other topics frequently encountered on ServerWatch include cloud computing, Big Data, everything-as-a-service (XaaS), power and cooling, security, storage and mobile management.

In addition, ServerWatch strives to provide comprehensive product information through our buying guides, reviews, product lists, and how-tos and tutorials.

Our Editorial Calendar

These special topics will be covered on ServerWatch and across all IT Business Edge Network sites in 2013 and 2014. Our coverage will not be limited to these topics, but we plan to leverage resources across the network to take an in-depth look at a key topic each month.

January 2014
Server predictions for 2014
July 2013
Virtualization
February 2014
ARM-based Server Market
August 2013
Security
March 2014
Data Center changes and trends
September 2013
Disaster recovery and business continuity
April 2014
Everything-as-a-Service
October 2013
The consumerization and democratization of IT
May 2014
OpenStack and Open Source
November 2013
IT services
June 2014
Server OSes and Hypervisors
December 2013
2013 review and 2014 outlook

Who We Are

Paul Shread, editor-in-chief of the IT Business Edge Network, and technology media veteran Forrest Stroud oversee ServerWatch. 

Frequent ServerWatch contributors include:

Paul Rubens is a journalist based in Marlow on Thames, England. He has been programming, tinkering and generally sitting in front of computer screens since his first encounter with a DEC PDP-11 in 1979.

Paul Ferrill is based in Chelsea, Alabama and has been writing about computers and software for almost 20 years. He has programmed in more languages than he cares to count, but now leans toward Visual Basic and C#.

Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and Microsoft MVP in Directory Services. He has specialized in Microsoft Technologies since 1994 and has followed the progression of Microsoft Operating System and software.

Eric Geier is a freelance tech writer. He's also the founder of NoWiresSecurity, a cloud-based Wi-Fi security service, and On Spot Techs, an on-site computer services company.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of IT Business Edge, the network for technology professionals.

Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years covering IT. Formerly the openSUSE Community Manager for Novell, Joe has written for Linux Magazine, Sys Admin, Linux Pro Magazine, IBM developerWorks, Linux.com, CIO.com, Linux Weekly News, ZDNet, and many other publications.

Drew Robb is a freelance writer specializing in technology and engineering. Currently living in California, he is originally from Scotland, where he received a degree in geology and geography from the University of Strathclyde. Drew is the author of Server Disk Management in a Windows Environment (CRC Press).

Kenneth Corbin is a freelance writer based in Washington, D.C. He has written on politics, technology and other subjects, most recently as the Washington correspondent for InternetNews.com, covering Congress, the White House, the FCC and other regulatory affairs.

Ken Hess is a freelance writer who writes on a variety of open source topics including Linux, databases and virtualization. He is also the coauthor of Practical Virtualization Solutions, which was published in October 2009.


ServerWatch is part of the IT Business Edge Network, which consists of some of the most well-regarded sites in the technology publishing business -- including Datamation, InfoStor, Small Business Computing, DevX and Developer.com. Led by Editor-in-Chief Paul Shread, our more than 150 journalists, analysts, and editors produce award-winning and actionable information around the clock and from around the world.

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