This regularly updated feature looks at the latest offerings and trends from the server OEMs.
| Server-trends Article Published May 14, 2015
VMware is entering a crucial point in its relatively short history, and how it responds will likely shape the company's ability to survive in the future as an independent operation.
| Server-news Article Published May 11, 2015
Power8 portfolio continues to grow as new Big Data-focused platforms emerge.
| Server-news Article Published April 28, 2015
Company officials say the newest PowerEdge server will give organizations an alternative to Unix servers from the likes of HP, IBM and Oracle.
| Server-reviews Article Published April 27, 2015
Dell's high-end R920 server certainly sports the specs, but can it handle nearly any workload of any size without skipping a beat?
| Server-news Article Published April 20, 2015
Cloud-native apps can handle redundancies that may have depended on the infrastructure to do before, and they are autonomic in nature.
| Server-news Article Published April 20, 2015
New container identity and access management technology debuts alongside new purpose-built container Linux operating system.
| Server-news Article Published March 26, 2015
Cross-selling, OpenShift and OpenStack, as well as the acquisitions of Inktank and eNovance, spur Red Hat forward.
| Server-trends Article Published March 23, 2015
Effectively monitoring and documenting your virtualized infrastructure is often a daunting idea for most SMEs, but Reporting-as-a-Service tools like Xtravirt's SONAR can help tremendously.
| Server-news Article Published March 9, 2015
New chip family from Intel takes aim at the edge of the data center.
| Server-news Article Published March 5, 2015
More servers were shipped in 2014 than ever before, with x86-based systems driving the growth.
| Server-trends Article Published February 25, 2015
VMware started the year off with a bang, announcing a clever set of new products and features to go along with the much-anticipated vSphere 6 debut.
| Server-news Article Published February 18, 2015
Red Hat doesn't yet provide full support on ARM, but it is building a robust partner program to do so.
| Server-trends Article Published February 17, 2015
VMware may be the 800 pound gorilla in the virtualization market for now, but there are much bigger gorillas out there, and VMware has something they may well decide they want in the future.
| Server-trends Article Published February 12, 2015
Amazon's new AWS Lambda service enables running event-driven computing code without the need for physical servers or having to handle any virtual servers or virtualization technologies.
| Server-news Article Published February 3, 2015
Server virtualization technology gets a massive update with more than 650 new features.
| Server-news Article Published February 1, 2015
Linux operating system distribution vendor CoreOS aims to expand its own vision for container-based virtualization.
| Server-news Article Published January 29, 2015
Come February 2, all the secrets of vSphere 6 will finally be revealed. What exactly can we expect from the first major new release of vSphere in more than three years?
| Server-news Article Published January 28, 2015
VMware reports 2014 revenue of $6.04 billion and has big plans to grow the business in 2015.
| Server-news Article Published January 22, 2015
Oracle aims to compete on price, but Cisco isn't worried.
| Server-news Article Published January 13, 2015
Linux is a big winner and an area of focus for IBM's mainframe efforts now and moving into the future.
| Server-news Article Published December 18, 2014
Oracle server hardware sales on the rebound, but the real driver of growth is in the cloud.
| Server-reviews Article Published December 10, 2014
HP continues to innovate with each new generation of servers while maintaining the tradition of engineering quality hardware. Do the new Gen9 systems live up to that high standard?
| Server-trends Article Published November 11, 2014
VMware is seeking to stand out from the competition by re-styling itself, complete with a whole new suite of management products to tempt customers.
| Server-news Article Published October 23, 2014
HP's scale-out high-density server platform debuts new application-focused solutions.
| Server-news Article Published October 6, 2014
Joint venture for VMware, Cisco and EMC continues to grow and bear fruit.
| Server-news Article Published September 17, 2014
How exactly has AirWatch been enhanced since being acquired by VMware earlier this year, and how does VMware's new "Safe Passage" tie into the company's strategy?
| Server-reviews Article Published September 8, 2014
In conjunction with the release of the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 Haswell processors, Dell has rolled out a portfolio of new servers that includes the PowerEdge T630.
| Server-news Article Published August 28, 2014
Next-generation servers set to support 40 Gigabit Ethernet networking and 12 Gb/s storage drives.
| Server-news Article Published August 27, 2014
IDC sees some positive trends emerging in the server market.
| Server-news Article Published August 13, 2014
Integration with Database and Java development teams leads to new server CPU innovations.
| Server-trends Article Published August 12, 2014
While Microsoft is claiming to have eaten some of VMware's lunch in the virtualization space, VMware undoubtedly will be taking some of Microsoft's dinner.
| Server-news Article Published July 8, 2014
The Chinese government's anti-monopoly agency approves the $2.3 billion deal, which is still getting reviewed by U.S. regulators.
| Server-news Article Published June 11, 2014
The Intel-powered X4-4 and X4-8 include Oracle's elastic computing capabilities to dynamically adapt to workload needs.
| Server-news Article Published June 10, 2014
The new system, powered by Intel chips and small enough to fit in closets, comes as Lenovo works to close the deal for IBM's x86 server business.
| Server-news Article Published June 3, 2014
New ThunderX System-on-a-Chip processor debuts as Cavium expands collaboration with Linux distributions.
| Server-reviews Article Published May 27, 2014
The company's SYS-5038A-IL packs a whole lot of features into a single tower case, and its low cost makes the server a great choice for tight budgets.
| Server-reviews Article Published May 1, 2014
What can you do with a low-end budget server? In the case of two systems from Dell and Lenovo, the answer is quite a lot.
| Server-trends Article Published March 25, 2014
Project California has transformed Cisco into a major server player.
| Server-news Article Published February 5, 2014
Company officials say they expect the microserver will help fuel the expansion of the ecosystem around ARM-based servers.
| Server-trends Article Published December 23, 2013
The virtualization space has seen significant changes over the past twelve months, but one key factor remains the same as we turn our attention to what 2014 might bring.
| Hreviews Article Published January 8, 2010
Cisco entered the server market in 2009 with its Unified Computing System, a series of blades and a chassis designed to simplify deployment, particularly for virtualized environments. See how its offerings compare to those of the more established players.
| Hreviews Article Published December 18, 2009
Server Snapshot: Dell has pushed Sun out of the No. 3 server spot. Given the OEM's new array of products, will it be long before Dell's ascendancy places it at IBM's and HP's backs?
| Hreviews Article Published October 16, 2009
Server Snapshot: Penguin Computing has always, as its name implies, focused on developing best practices for Linux-based systems, software and services, particularly in the HPC space.
| Hreviews Article Published September 25, 2009
Server Snapshot: Appro has always been about HPC. But HPC is not what it used to be, and Appro has changed to meet the needs of more mainstream enterprises with its revamped product lines built around a Scalable Unit architecture.
| Hreviews Article Published August 28, 2009
Server Snapshot: Verari continues to feature x86 high-density blade configurations, but its offerings now include storage blades and a data-center-in-a-box for IT shops on the move.
| Hreviews Article Published July 30, 2009
Server Snapshot: In the past year, Lenovo launched its second generation of ThinkServers, equipped with more memory and storage capacity, the latest Intel processors, and virtualization capabilities. Yet the company remains in the "other" category in the various server measurement surveys.
| Hreviews Article Published July 24, 2009
Server Snapshot: IBM's innovation isn't limited to its POWER-based servers. A host of new System x and BladeCenter offerings are poised to bring Big Blue to the top volume spot.
| Hreviews Article Published July 17, 2009
Server Snapshots: Think x86 servers are the only ones worth looking at? IBM's mainframe (System z) and Power Systems (the combination of Systems p and i) may not be "standard," but they're powerful enough for pretty much any task thrown at them.
| Hreviews Article Published April 17, 2009
Server Snapshot: If you thought Egenera was just a niche player in the blades market, it's time to take a closer look. Its BladeFrame line may be its primary hardware, but a partnership with Dell aims to bring the heart of its offering -- PAN Manager software -- to the masses.
| Hreviews Article Published April 10, 2009
Server Snapshot: Everything may seem the same on the surface, but recent incremental changes and discontinued offerings reveal much activity under the hood from Fujitsu.
| Hreviews Article Published February 26, 2009
Server Snapshot: NEC may not have a big market presence in the United States, but for enterprises seeking high fault tolerance at a relatively low price, it's worthy of being a serious candidate.
| Hreviews Article Published February 5, 2009
Server Snapshot: For much of the past year, rather than attempting a winner-take-all strategy against IBM and HP, Dell has been targeting specific segments of the blade market with its M-series offerings.
| Hreviews Article Published January 8, 2009
HP Server Snapshot: Out with old, in with new was a running theme for HP's server lines in 2008. The emphasis is now on blades, and a two-in-one 'twin blade' and a virtualization-optimized blades are among the highlights.
| Hreviews Article Published October 16, 2008
Hard-Core Hardware: Lenovo's new ThinkServer server line is aimed squarely at SMBs. With its single and dual-core offerings aimed at the lower end of the server marketplace, the jury is still out on whether the OEM will be a game changer or a niche player.
| Hreviews Article Published September 25, 2008
Hard-Core Hardware: IBM has sharpened its BladeCenter offerings in recent months. Drew Robb looks at whether these new blades will catapult Big Blue to the top spot.
| Hreviews Article Published September 4, 2008
Hard-Core Hardware: A new mainframe offering, and the consolidation and launch of sever lines are but some of the big changes at Big Blue in the past six months.
| Hreviews Article Published June 26, 2008
The OEM may be best known for its fault-tolerant servers, but it's also putting much innovation into the software side of the business.
| Hreviews Article Published May 9, 2008
Sun is duking it out with Dell for the No. 3 slot. Will the architectural advances it is bringing to its systems win customers over?
| Hreviews Article Published March 6, 2008
For HP, the x86 ProLiant line is where most of the action is, but don't count the Itanium-based Integrity line out just yet.
| Hreviews Article Published January 18, 2008
If Unix is on the way out, no one told Fujitsu. In 2007, the vendor launched a new line of Unix servers it co-developed with Sun, as well as made incremental updates across the board.
| Hreviews Article Published November 2, 2007
Move over ES7000 and ES3000. Unisys' focus for 2007 has been on its ClearPath mainframe line.
| Hreviews Article Published October 5, 2007
Dell is all about the future as it revamps its server lines to combine AMD and Intel quad-core processors. Will that be enough to makeover its somewhat tarnished image?
| Hreviews Article Published September 28, 2007
The Gateway brand may soon be no more, but its products will live on. What steps should server customers take before its acquisition is complete?
| Hreviews Article Published August 17, 2007
A new blade system, faster processors, and the first fruits of its alliance with Fujitsu Computer Systems has made for a busy year for the Santa Clara systems vendor.
| Hreviews Article Published July 20, 2007
IBM has exhibited much growth in both revenue and product offerings since its previous appearance in the Server Snapshot spotlight.
| Hreviews Article Published June 22, 2007
Incremental upgrades are hardly dramatic, but they are key to keeping up with the feverish pace of technology. HP's addition of quad-core chips to its ProLiant line and dual-core chips to its Integrity line are prime examples of this.
| Hreviews Article Published May 21, 2007
High-performance computing is becoming increasingly mainstream. Appro International offers a variety of solutions aimed at this space. Does it have what it takes to compete against the better-known and established mainstays?
| Hreviews Article Published April 23, 2007
Penguin Computing's initial focus was Linux on Opteron. Now, it meets a wide array of high-performance computing needs through its three server lines.
| Hreviews Article Published March 26, 2007
If high availability is critical to your enterprise, a fault-tolerant server is an investment to consider. Stratus is one OEM specialized in x86-based fault-tolerant systems.
| Hreviews Article Published January 29, 2007
Can the No. 5 server vendor rise in the ranks? Fujitsu aims to. It has refreshed all three of its server lines in recent months and incorporated dual-core and virtualization technology into many of its models.
| Hreviews Article Published January 2, 2007
From a design overhaul to AMD and dual-core chips, it's been a year of relentless change for Gateway servers.
| Hreviews Article Published December 4, 2006
Apple simplified its server line and made less equal more.
| Hreviews Article Published November 6, 2006
Performance, price/performance and price per watt is the latest mantra out of Round Rock, Texas.
| Hreviews Article Published July 24, 2006
What's in, what's out? From name changes to new processors, the changes
throughout IBM's server portfolio have been plentiful in the past year.