We all know that virtualization doesn't represent some sort of magic bullet that makes all your management concerns disappear, but some claim virtualization can even increase management costs.
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Virtually Speaking: Virtualization changes the way your storage is managed, freeing you from costly, time-consuming data migrations and unrealistic customer expectations.
If you treat Unix security compromises with the same care you take when you plan for physical disasters, you'll find yourself with a lot less downtime and a lot more peace of mind.
When it comes to servers, speed isn't nearly as important as good design, redundancy and close attention to detail. The Sun Fire X4600 aims to deliver all this -- along with with extreme flexibility.
The latest version of the popular collaboration client offers extended platform support, Web conferencing, instant messaging and a host of other enhancements.
The x3250 is targeted at the low end, yet has an array of options that enables it to range from a fairly weak machine with a single Celeron D processor to a mission-critical quad-core Xeon workhorse.
Too often, enterprises focus on the gritty details of host-specific security issues rather than overall design, which has tremendous impact on security.
If your servers are running Unix-based apps, chances are they are a critical component of your infrastructure. When was the last time they had a security checkup?
Considering a move to ZFS? Learn about its advantages and limitations, performance considerations, and manageability.
Deciding on a proxy server may feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. Configuring the selected server can feel like your eye is being poked with found needle. With Pound, an easily configured secure and free reverse proxy server, neither is the case.
A reverse proxy is one way to secure and load balance Web servers. This article discusses the concept of proxy servers and reverse proxies, and how they can be used to provide better Web services.
There's nothing unusual about the target market for the IBM System x3500. The workgroup server is positioned at remote offices and small businesses. Its high availability, flexibility and powerful nature set it apart from the traditional big-towers-with-tons-of-disks that seem to plague back offices.
As Linux installs claim glory, there's still an argument to be made for Unix. Charlie Schluting weighs in.
It's rare to find a server that is both powerful and power aware, yet IBM's System X x3455 is just that.
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When it comes to Solaris 10 virtualization, Zones are where it's at.
In addition to the long-awaited ZFS, the second update of Solaris 10 features the Solaris Fault Manager for AMD64, IPv6 support for IPFilter and more.
Sun Microsystems' new T1 processor has been described as both innovative and game-changing. More important, however, is how the chip fares in a real-world server configuration. We take the T2000 out for a spin to find out.
Tired of teasing through server logs with grep? Consider putting Splunk's AJAX-powered log analysis tools to work.
From adding remote mounts to getting root, OS X's NetInfo Manager is a handy tool.
Performance, security, and ease of management are key factors to consider when picking a server operating system.
Our log analysis series wraps up with a look at how to best analyze logs from proxy, mail, and FTP servers.
A lot can be learned from log files, but how much and how easily depends on the analysis tool selected. We weigh the pros and cons of five popular apps.