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Microsoft or VMware -- Who's Really Stuck in the IT Past?
Microsoft knocks VMware's virtualization strategy. Some of it rings true but it doesn't seem to matter. Is this a sign of Microsoft becoming less relevant?

10 Secure Linux Distributions You Need To Know About
If security is a primary concern for you (it should be), introduce yourself to 10 secure Linux distributions ready to work in any environment from small to enterprise to cloud.

Eucalyptus 3.0 Advances Private Cloud Availability
Open source cloud platform adds high availability features

Virtual Doesn't Have to Mean a Performance Hit
AMD set out to prove that through collaboration with platform vendors and today's multi-core processors, virtualization doesn't necessarily mean a performance penalty.

IDC Reports Strong Server Sales
IDC says server sales, especially for non-x86 platforms, continued to grow but how long can it keep up?

HP Demands Oracle Support Itanium
HP goes on the offensive in its defense of Itanium.

10 Surprising Virtual Machine Optimizations
Learn how to gain efficiency with these virtual machine optimization tips. They aren't part of any marketing literature, but they should be.

Ubuntu 11.04 Tiptoes Into OpenStack
Ubuntu 11.04 server release adds new cloud platform, but it isn't abandoning Eucalyptus just yet.

Gartner Reports Server Sales Up 17 Percent
It may not be time to sing ‘happy days are here again’ quite yet, but server sales were up significantly in 2010, the analyst firm reports.

Virtualization Technology Moves Forward As New Year Begins
With VMware's stock soaring to new heights, the future continues to look bright for virtualization. It's 2011 and virtualization no longer means just servers -- a recent CDW report finds desktop virtualization deployments on the rise.

HP Pushes 'Instant On' Vision of Enterprise Cloud Services
As more companies look to tap cloud computing, HP says hybrid solutions make for a more orderly transition.

VMware CEO Says SaaS Could Leave IT 'Holding the Bag'
In his VMworld keynote, CEO Paul Maritz warned that IT needs new tools to deal with the growing wave of cloud-based applications and consumer devices enterprise users are adopting. The solution? IT as a Service.

The Top 10 Linux Server Distributions
Rated: The Top 10 Linux server distributions by ease of use, paid support, and data center reliability.

Invoking Bash and Start-Up Files for Your Open Source Software Needs
Tip of the Trade: There are three major ways of invoking bash, all of which behave differently when reading in settings files. The one to pick depends on the scope and implementation of the settings being changed.

How Safe Is Your Mail Server?
Sender Policy Framework aims to stop spam in its tracks. How successful has it been?

Say 'Cheese': OpenSolaris' Time Slider
Whenever an OS adds a killer feature, it's time to sit up and strike a pose. OpenSolaris' Time Slider is a prime example. The graphical tool provides a window into the OS's powerful snapshot feature.

FreeNAS: Free and Snazzy Storage Solution
Cover Your Assets: The NAS in FreeNAS doesn't stand for Nice and Simple, but it could. Here's one DIY project that's too much of a cost savings -- in time and money -- to pass up.