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Data Center Management Spotlight

The server operating system is the engine behind the applications running on the server. Whether you choose Windows Server 2008 R2, Ubuntu server or a proprietary Unix server, it's important to know what's under the hood. Keep up with the latest news and trends, and find some tips to give your server a tune-up, here.

VMware Hints at Potential Evolution for Container Strategy

Could VMware abandon its stance that containers are better when used together with virtual machines, and instead develop its own standalone container management system?

Windows Server 2003 Meets the Zombie Apocalypse

Don’t create zombie Windows Server 2003 systems. Running a server with the out-of-support operating system can attract hackers and land small businesses in legal hot water.

Securing Containers without the Need for Virtualization Technology

Triton's cloud platforms offer intriguing tech that can run containers on bare metal servers with a high degree of application isolation -- and without using virtualization technology.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Hits General Availability

Latest server operating system release brings Red Hat Access Insights and improved capabilities to Linux servers.

Microsoft Ends Support for Windows Server 2003

After today, the long-lived server operating system will no longer receive updates. Microsoft urges dawdlers to migrate before their data is placed at risk.

Twistlock Emerges to Strengthen the Security of Containers

While security remains a potential cause for concern to container users, companies like Twistlock have started stepping in to address the containerization security conundrum.

The End of the Road for Windows Server 2003 and 2008

With mainstream support for Windows Server 2008 R2 coming to an end, it's a great time to make the leap to Windows Server 2012 R2 and reap the benefit of all its new Hyper-V enhancements.

Global Integrated Infrastructure Market Hits $2.1 Billion in 1Q15

Mixed results reported in the first quarter, with Integrated Infrastructure down and Integrated Platforms up.

Google's Preemptible Offers Virtual Machine-for-Hire Service on the Cheap

Willing to sacrifice reliability to save some cash when it comes to server virtualization? Google's Compute Engine Preemptible service may -- or may not -- be your best bet.

30 Percent of Servers Worldwide Sit Idle, Report Says

The 10 million "comatose" servers that deliver no data or services represent $30 billion in wasted infrastructure capital, according to researchers.

1Q15 Server Revenues Hit $12.8 Billion

The latest state of the server market numbers are in from IDC and Gartner, and the general trend is quite positive.

Gigaspaces Advances Cloudify for OpenStack and Docker Orchestration

The new Cloudify 3.2 release enables orchestration of Docker containers.

QuinStreet Enterprise Research: Security Breaches Lead to Server Corruption

New exclusive research from QuinStreet Enterprise details the risks of security breaches for server administrators.

Using Amazon Glacier or S3 as an Online Backup Server

Cloud storage solutions have become a simple, cost-effective solution for backing up your important data. Check out these feature-rich tools for helping efficiently manage your cloud storage data.

Top 10 Enterprise Database Systems to Consider in 2015

Got data, big or small? Need a database server, on-premises or in the cloud? Chances are you'll be considering at least one of these leading enterprise database systems to meet your needs.

Managing Windows Server 2003 Migration Risks, Reaping Rewards

There are only a few short months before Microsoft stops supporting Windows Server 2003. IT experts share some insights on managing and surviving the transition.

Nginx Plus 6 Improves Web Server High-Availability

Building on the open-source NGINX 1.7.11 update, the new Nginx Plus enterprise release provides organizations with improved tools.

Key Deployment Considerations when Working with SCVMM 2012 R2

While System Center Virtual Machine Manager can help efficiently manage your virtualization infrastructure, make sure to brush up on these core details before installing it in a production environment.

Docker on a Spending Spree to Strengthen Security and Orchestration

What began as a "simple" application, containerization is evolving to incorporate management, orchestration, networking, clouds and then... who knows?

3 Tips for Deploying a RADIUS Server for Wi-Fi Security

Getting ready to deploy a RADIUS server so you can utilize 802.1X authentication for enterprise Wi-Fi security? Here are a few handy tips to consider before moving forward.

Global Integrated Systems Market Grows to $9.4 Billion in 2014

Converged compute, storage and networking systems continue to gain traction in enterprises.

Solving the Virtualized Infrastructure Monitoring and Documenting Dilemma

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.

Windows Server 2003 End of Life Poses Hurdles for Businesses

The Spiceworks survey found a majority of IT professionals have started the migration process in advance of the July 14 deadline.

VMware vSphere 6.0 One-Ups the Competition

A variety of new features and enhancements make their debut in vSphere 6.0, most notably Virtual Volumes and vMotion capabilities. But are the additions enough to warrant an upgrade?

Configuring NIC Teaming for Virtual Machines with Hyper-V 3.0

In our latest server tutorial discover how NIC Teaming can be used for Hyper-V virtual machines on Hyper-V 3.0 on Windows Server 2012.

Intel Debuts Xeon D System-on-a-Chip for Server Density

New chip family from Intel takes aim at the edge of the data center.

Global Server Market Grew to $50.9 Billion in 2014

More servers were shipped in 2014 than ever before, with x86-based systems driving the growth.

Utilizing htaccess for Redirecting Website Traffic

Discover how you can harness the power of Apache web server's htaccess files to perform a variety of essential directory and file redirects and access management functions.

VMware Sets the Stage for Server Virtualization in 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.

Google Kubernetes Lands in OpenStack via Mirantis

Google's container clustering systems is being brought into the OpenStack cloud fold.

Nginx Gearing Up for HTTP2

The next generation of HTTP is almost here, but it won't work without the support of web server technologies like Nginx.

AWS Lambda Debuts for Running Code in the Cloud

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.

Cheatsheet for Supported Guest OSes on Hyper-V 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V supports an extensive variety of Windows operating systems and popular Linux distributions, so many in fact it can be a bit confusing keeping track of them all. Eliminate the confusion with this handy guide.

VMware vSphere 6 Revealed

Server virtualization technology gets a massive update with more than 650 new features.

VMware's New OneCloud Handles All Data Center Management

The high level from Feb. 2: VMware now provides one cloud for any app -- a single platform for private and public clouds.

Say Good-Bye to Windows Server 2003

Time is running out. This summer, Microsoft will close the book the Windows Server 2003. Start planning a replacement strategy today to keep your business data safe and secure.

Report: Docker Not Yet Widely Used in the Cloud

2015 Ubuntu Server and Cloud Survey reports reveals some surprising findings.

VMware vSphere 6 Coming Soon to a Data Center Near You

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?

Docker Project Restructures to Improve Scalability, Openness

The popular open-source application container virtualization effort gets an overhaul in a bid to improve project organization.

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Deploying a RADIUS Server

Deploying a RADIUS server can create a variety of issues for the inexperienced administrator, so use our handy cheatsheet to avoid the most common RADIUS installation pitfalls.

Eight Big Benefits of Software-Defined Networking

Cloud service providers that want to ensure customers can move their virtualized workloads without requiring much planning can certainly benefit from Software-Defined Networking (SDN).

Ubuntu Advances Juju Linux Magic Charms

New Juju server app orchestration quickstart, GUI and charms debut.

Docker Not the Only Container Option in 2015

The containerization scene is reminiscent of the server virtualization world five or six years ago. And when a good thing comes along, everyone -- including Microsoft sooner or later -- wants to get involved.

Mirantis OpenStack 6.0 Accelerates Fuel Plugin Deployment

New OpenStack cloud server release enables a more automated way to load to new services.

Two Tools for Testing DNS Server Speeds

While DNS services often advertise fast speeds and an improved web browsing experience, actual speeds can significantly vary. Discover two tools that help in finding the DNS server that will work best for you.

Open Server Summit Shines on Software-Defined Architectures

Scaling today's systems to meet the challenges that are arising from the mountains of data created by the Internet of Things will require leaning heavily on software and new technologies.

Inside CoreOS Linux, Why Fleet and etcd Matter [VIDEO]

Brandon Philips, CTO of CoreOS, explains how his company's Linux server operating system components fit together.

HP Gen9 Servers Pack More Punch

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?

Fedora 21 Retools Linux for Servers

The first release of Red Hat's community Linux project in 2014 provides server, cloud and workstation-focused products.

IBM and Cisco Team Up on Server VersaStack

 With the VCE relationship in the rear-view mirror, Cisco looks forward with IBM's storage.

Checking Active Directory Replication Using PowerShell

Discover six useful PowerShell cmdlets offered through Windows Server 2012 for checking and troubleshooting Active Directory replication status.

OpenStack ROI and the Myths of Open Source

If someone doesn't believe that open source delivers better cloud software, what should vendors do? HP's Marten Mickos has a simple answer.

Using Netsh to Manage Remote Servers and Workstations

The Windows network shell can help you configure network-related settings via the Command Prompt, and even better, it can also be used to efficiently manage remote machines.

OpenStack and the Mysteries of the Universe

CERN details its massive server deployment and use of OpenStack at this week's Paris Summit.

What's With All the Docker Love?

If you're into server virtualization tech, Docker is your friend, partly because you it plays nicely with your existing virtualization infrastructure.

Choosing the Best Deployment Method for Implementing Hyper-V Network Virtualization

Learn when to use System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 and when to use PowerShell cmdlets for deploying Microsoft HNV.

Configuring 802.1X Server Settings for Apple Devices

Learn how to pre-configure 802.1X and other network settings on Mac OS X and iOS devices for increased security and better user friendliness.

Malware Evolves with Virtual Machines in Mind

With new strains of malware emerging that target virtual machines, it's more important than ever to properly protect your VMs running in enterprise data centers, private clouds or public clouds.

Data Centers Face Major Disruptions in Near Future: Gartner

From competition to changing workloads to tensions with China, significant changes are coming to data centers, the analysts say.

Dell Ups Its Game with the New T630 Tower Server

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.

Enabling Server Validation for Windows and Android 802.1X Clients

Discover how server validation for 802.1X clients can help ensure your users reach the correct RADIUS server and avoid being duped by fake servers set up by hackers.

Founder Explains What Docker Is All About

In a LinuxCon keynote, Solomon Hykes talks about the present and future of Docker.

The Benefits of Docker vs. Server Virtualization

While containerization may not be a substitute for full-blown hypervisor-based server virtualization, it does offer a number of key benefits.

Is KVM or Docker Faster for Server Virtualization?

A new report from IBM stacks up Linux container against KVM virtual machine performance.

Super Micro SuperServer Delivers the Power

Consolidation is the name of the game in today's datacenter, and Super Micro has plenty of systems to help, including the SuperServer F627R3-R72B+.

Virtual Machine Management on the Cheap for SMBs

With many SMBs becoming deeply involved in server virtualization, there's a growing need for simplified tools to manage their virtualized infrastructure.

Red Hat Pulls the Strings on Server Management with Satellite 6

Beta release sets the stage for next level of innovation in system management.

Enabling UEFI on Virtual Machines

UEFI support may be becoming more and more popular, but it can still be problematic to enable on VMs. Discover how to implement UEFI on several leading VM platforms.

Lenovo CEO Says IBM x86 Server Deal Will Close This Year

CEO Yang Yuanging said that despite U.S. security worries, its $2.3 billion proposal to buy IBM's server business will be approved by regulators.

Russia to Replace Intel, AMD Server Chips With ARM SoCs

The country will develop its own ARM-based server processors, with the first chips scheduled to launch in 2015.

Lenovo's RD340 Is a Workhorse of a Server

Our latest server review takes the Lenovo RD340 for a spin by setting up a VMware Virtual SAN proof-of-concept cluster.

Four Keys to Optimizing Data Center Efficiency and App Workload Performance

Can software-driven control really increase server virtualization infrastructure efficiency by as much as 40%, and if so, how?

Dell Reveals Several New Data Center Appliances

Dell announces more new equipment for converged-type infrastructure data centers, including specific new hardware for Oracle Database 12C.

Red Hat Revenues Power Forward in 2015

Red Hat CEO still sees share growth coming from Unix and Windows server migration as well as recent acquisitions.

HP Brings Liquid Cooling to Apollo High-Performance Server Portfolio

New Apollo portfolio of servers announced as well as expanded converged systems offerings.

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