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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.

5 Free RADIUS Server Testing Tools

When troubleshooting a RADIUS server, it's good to have a client simulator program. These five completely free RADIUS testing and monitoring tools can help you check the initial configuration of the server and any changes you make.

Docker 1.10 Designed to Bolster Container Security

The upcoming Docker 1.10 open-source container engine will include a default seccomp profile, providing improved security controls.

SuperMicro's SuperServer Is a Four-Node Hyper-Converged Platform

The company's latest server system continues a trend of packing plenty of punch in a small package.

New VMware CIO Offers Insight Into Company's 2016 Plans

PART 2:  VMware Senior Vice President and CIO Bask Iyer describes market strategy for the world's largest virtualization software maker.

New VMware CIO Explains Approach to Containers

PART 1: Bask Iyer leads VMware's global information and technology organization, managing critical technology systems that support its worldwide business operations.

Nginx Plus R8 Improves HTTP2, Adds OAuth2

The commercially-supported Nginx web server release gets its first update for 2016.

The CoreOS Science of Securing Container Infrastructure

Alex Polvi has a history of casting aspersions on the security of the Docker container ecosystem, and now his company is taking a giant step towards making container infrastructure more secure.

Top 10 Virtualization Technology Companies for 2016

Containers may be stealing the headlines these days, but virtualization technology still dominates the data center. Check out ten virtualization vendors that deliver the best software solutions today.

Dell Acquisition Clouding VMware's Future Prospects

VMware finds itself in a somewhat precarious and rather unexpected position as the proposed acquisition by Dell hasn't progressed quite as smoothly as hoped.

Citrix Exits Cloud Server Business

Citrix starts the new year off by selling its CloudPlatform business to Accelerite.

Installing and Using Microsoft Azure PowerShell Version 1.0

While you can use previous versions of Azure PowerShell cmdlets to interact with Azure resources, there are several key benefits offered in the new Azure PowerShell 1.0.

Intel Completes $16.7 Billion Altera Deal

The company's FPGAs will form the basis of Intel's new Programmable Solutions Group, which will work with the data center and IoT units.

Red Hat Continues to Grow by Taking Share from Others

Red Hat reports third quarter revenue of $524 million as it marches toward $2 billion in revenue for the full year.

Oracle Hardware Revenues Decline as Cloud Grows

More than ever, the future of Oracle's success is tied to the cloud.

The New Kid on the Container Management Block

While there are other container management platforms gaining attention, none currently offers everything ContainerX does. Will the startup be successful in its aim of becoming the vSphere of containers?

Dell Brings Hyperscale Units Under Single Organization

The vendor is creating the Extreme Scale Infrastructure group to house its businesses that cater to an array of hyperscale organizations.

Azure: Opting for ARM or the Classic Way of Doing Things?

While Microsoft has introduced a new way to manage Azure resources, there are several key reasons you might not want to utilize the Azure Resource Manager, at least not yet.

How to Secure Containers Is Still Subject to Debate

NEWS ANALYSIS: Experts agree that security is paramount when it comes to containers. Yet how to properly secure containers is still a matter of some debate.

What's Missing from the Open Container Initiative? [VIDEO]

Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS, discusses what's wrong and what's right with the Open Container Initiative.

CoreOS Plots a Course Forward for Containers

CoreOS CTO details the roadmap for containers and why his company is still adamant about creating a standard for container application images.

Hyper-V, PowerShell Top IT Pros' Windows Server 2016 Wish List

Container support is nice, but most IT pros are looking forward to Hyper-V virtualization updates and new PowerShell capabilities.  

The OCI Signals a Change in Containerization Strategy

Docker and CoreOS may have shifted their containerization strategies in agreeing to work together on the Open Container Initiative, but does that mean the two rivals have suddenly become BFFs?

CoreOS Enables ISE to Use Containers for Options Trading

Bare metal servers across New York, New Jersey and Chicago now use CoreOS to enable over 150 million messages a second.

Manipulating Azure Storage Accounts Using Storage PowerShell cmdlets

The Microsoft Azure dev team has provided six PowerShell cmdlets that can be useful when working with Azure storage accounts from the command line.

HPE Enters Composable Infrastructure Space With Synergy

The vendor joins Cisco, Intel and others in offering highly agile, configurable infrastructures that can run both traditional and cloud workloads.

Vapor IO Brings OpenDCRE to General Availability

Open Data Center Runtime Environment (OpenDCRE) is now production-grade ready as an evolutionary step forward from IPMI.

VMware Takes the Wraps Off vRealize Automation and vRealize Business

In the wake of Dell's proposed acquisition of EMC, it's simply business as usual for VMware -- for the moment at least.

Microsoft Previews Hyper-V Containers for Windows Server 2016

Wondering how Hyper-V containers work in Microsoft's upcoming server software release? Intrepid administrators and developers can get an early look today.

Docker Reaches Across Universes at Dockercon EU

At Dockercon EU, the myriad ways that Docker is being used in this world and beyond were on display.

Why Docker Is One of the Most Talked-About Technologies

Docker Inc. founder Solomon Hykes explains how Docker container virtualization has become one of the hottest technologies on the planet.

Rancher Corrals Docker Containers

Rancher expands its efforts with a server hardware partnership and new persistent storage capabilities.

Dell's PowerEdge R230 Delivers for SMB Customers

While the server 1U form factor almost always leads to limitations on disk, CPU and memory, Dell is looking to change that in a big way with the new PowerEdge R230.

Rackspace Sees OpenStack Public Cloud Demand Slowing

As revenues rise at Rackspace, managed cloud services across multiple platforms is the strategy for the way forward.

Blue Box Prospers under IBM Ownership at OpenStack Tokyo [VIDEO]

Jesse Proudman of Blue Box discusses his company's new release and why IBM's ownership is pushing his company forward like never before.

Oracle Puts Software in SPARC M7 to Improve Security, Performance

The new Silicon in Software initiative embeds data in memory security and data encryption functions onto the M7 processor.

VMware Covering Its Container Bases for Both the Short and Long Term

While VMware already has a container solution in place, the company's hoping its longer-term solution will help if and when containerization becomes more important than virtualization.

Oracle Puts OpenStack into Docker Containers

New approach is aimed to make it easier to install a cloud.

6 Powerful PowerShell Tools and Utilities

Discover six GUI-based scripting tools and utilities that can extend PowerShell's functionality while helping to make it a bit easier to use.

Windows Server 2003 End of Support Survival Guide

Increased security, guaranteed compliance and reduced maintenance costs are certainly reasons enough to push more and more businesses towards migrating away from Windows Server 2003 in the coming months. Will your company be one of them?

OpenStack Murano Evolving as an On Ramp for Cloud Apps

Getting applications to run as a service in the cloud isn't as hard as it once was.

Linus Torvalds Still Not Afraid of Being Hit by a Bus

Linux creator talks about what's needed in Linux and why Linux succession still isn't a concern.

Containers Not Dealing a Death Blow to Public Clouds Anytime Soon

There's plenty of life left in public clouds, as the major public cloud providers are still going strong and have been busy coming out with some interesting new and cheaper offerings.

The Future of the EMC Federation

VMware has moved far beyond what it was when acquired by EMC in 2004, creating questions for VMware's future as well as that of EMC and the EMC Federation.

Seven Free Tools for Windows Server Administrators

Get your hands on our goody bag of free server administration tools for helping you more efficiently configure, manage, troubleshoot and secure Windows Servers and domains.

Linux Foundation Doubles Down on Real-Time Linux

After a decade of efforts trying to evolved Real-Time Linux, a new Linux Foundation Collaborative Project enters the fray.

A Tale of Two Containers

It's never been easier to get started with containers. You can roll your own using Docker sources or try a packaged offering from Microsoft or VMware.

When Virtualized Infrastructure Comes at an Added Cost

While server virtualization certainly offers many great benefits, when it comes to security there are potentially expensive drawbacks to consider.

NGINX Plus R7 Brings HTTP2 Support to Servers

Latest release of commercially supported web server improves security and performance.

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.

Mark Shuttleworth Details Ubuntu 15.10 Highlights [VIDEO]

Shuttleworth explains how the .deb packaging format remains in place, even in a world where Ubuntu is embracing Snappy.

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger Gives VMworld 5 Imperatives for Success

Server virtualization is just the beginning as VMware's top exec outlines what it will take to succeed in the new digital economy.

VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Previewed at VMworld

VMware expands its hybrid cloud, OpenStack and container server virtualization solutions.

Mirantis Raises Another $100 Million, This Time from Intel

The OpenStack technology services provider has now surpassed more than $200 million in total venture funding.

Creating Azure Virtual Machines Quickly and Painlessly

There are several ways to create an Azure Virtual Machine, and the best option will likely depend on your role and expertise.

IBM Launches New Linux Mainframes and Open Mainframe Project

Linux on the mainframe is a big deal for IBM and it's about to get even bigger.

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.

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.

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.

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