Server Software Spotlight

With the right server software, any commodity box can be transformed into a mission-critical system. Learn how to chose and use the correct mail server, proxy server, web server, virtualization software and more for your organization, with reviews, news, and tutorials available here.

What Does VMware's Stock Price Say About the Company's Future?

VMware's current stock market data makes it pretty clear there are some lofty expectations for the company's future prospects. What's behind the optimism?

Linux 3.14 Stabilizes ZRAM, Reduces Buffer Bloat

The new Linux kernel includes improved memory compression, scheduling and networking capabilities.

Fear Not Working with FreeRADIUS

Running into problems when installing, using or troubleshooting FreeRADIUS? We have some helpful configuration and usage tips to relieve your FreeRADIUS-related stress.

Open Source Apache and Nginx Web Servers Get More Secure

Apache HTTP Server 2.4.9 and Nginx 1.5.12 debut with patches for security vulnerabilities.

Microsoft's SQL Server 2014 Arrives April 1

The newest edition of Microsoft's database platform helps complete the software giant's "cloud-first" vision by reaching RTM and launching in less than 2 weeks.

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.

Retrieving Symantec Antivirus Scanning Details from Client PCs

Take advantage of the built-in logging capabilities in Symantec Antivirus and our handy script to retrieve TimeOfLastScan, TimeOfLastVirus and PatternFileUpdate details from client PCs.

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.

Nginx Plus 2.0 Web Server Debuts with Enterprise-Grade Enhancements

Improved support for Java applications and advanced application health monitoring and high-availability features highlight the new release's enhancements.

Working with NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2012

Discover a network adapter-independent protocol from Microsoft that facilitates NIC teaming for virtual machines on Windows Server 2012.

Enabling and Using Windows PowerShell Web Access

Discover how to remotely run PowerShell commands and scripts in a web-based console, as well as what limitations you should expect when doing so.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Brings the Goods, Softly but Surely

Red Hat's RHEL is quietly evolving into a powerful server virtualization offering, and the latest release has more to offer than ever before.

Server Revenues Continue to Decline in 3Q13

UNIX continues to decline as Linux rises, according to third quarter 2013 data from IDC and Gartner.

Using the New SMB PowerShell Commands in Win Server 2012 R2

This month's PowerShell Commands server tutorial covers some key SMB-related changes in the PowerShell 4.0 cmdlets, some of which are due to the new SMB 3.02 functionality.

Server Management Tools: A Closer Look at HP's iLO and Dell's iDRAC

There's more to consider when purchasing new server infrastructure than simply the hardware. Make sure you do a little homework on the management side of the equation before your next server purchase.

HP Opens Up SDN Marketplace

SDN isn't just about the network, it's about applications. HP's new SDN App Store will bring those applications to HP SDN customers.

Working with SSH and Secure FTP Servers in Windows

While Windows doesn't offer native SSH or Secure FTP access, it's fairly easy to set up SSH and SFTP servers for securely accessing data from remote PCs or servers.

Cisco Acquiring Whiptail for $415 Million

Cisco set to expand UCS server architecture with new solid state memory system vendor acquisition.

Troubleshooting RADIUS Server or Client Issues

Our latest server tutorial reveals some handy tricks and tips for resolving Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service issues on your network.

New Nginx Plus Web Server Navigates Commercial Waters

Nginx is setting its sights on enterprises with a new all-in-one bundle of its popular open source web server that delivers commercial-grade features.

Puppet Enterprise 3 Orchestrates Configuration

Software-Defined Infrastructure comes of age in the latest release of Puppet Enterprise.

Red Hat Shifts PaaS Online

After two years in development, Red Hat's OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service is now finally considered to be generally available.

How to Set Up a WebDAV Server in Windows 7 & 8

Windows includes an FTP-like WebDAV server that is more secure and works better through firewalls than FTP. Discover how to launch your own WebDAV server in our latest server tutorial.

Why Did Juniper Join OpenStack? [VIDEO]

Bob Muglia explains why Juniper is involved with OpenStack.

New In-Memory Malware Infiltrates Web Servers

A highly stealthy strain of malware that resides entirely in memory has been silently infecting some of the world's most widely-used web servers.

Red Hat Sets JBoss Free with WildFly Application Server

Next-generation open source Java Application Server Project begins to take shape.

Red Hat Revs Up Enterprise Edition of OpenShift Cloud Platform

The Linux vendor launches what it claims is the first open-source, on-premise Platform-as-a-Service offering for enterprises.

Red Hat Previews OpenStack Folsom Enterprise Cloud Release

The Linux vendor rebases its enterprise cloud distribution with preliminary support for Folsom.

vSphere 5.1: A Worthy Upgrade Admins Will Love

Managing a large number of VMs and all the associated networking and storage is no small feat, but new features in vSphere 5.1 make it possible to accomplish that job from literally anywhere you can connect to the network.

Cisco Expands UCS and Cloud Management Control

The company's UCS Central platform can now manage up to 10,000 physical servers.

How to Fix a VMware Player Bridged Network

Having difficulties when trying to set a network adapter on a VMware Player machine in Bridged mode?  Our latest tutorial reveals a solution for the bridged network issue.

DH2i Targets SQL Server with Automated Load Balancing Tech

Application virtualization startup combats Microsoft SQL Server sprawl and lowers management overhead with an update to its DxConsole software.

Securing a VNC Server on Linux with SSH

Virtual Network Computing (VNC) enables you to use a GUI instead of a command-line interface when remotely connecting to a Linux or Unix machine, but security's another matter entirely.  Discover how to make sure your VNC server connections stay secure.

The Oracle Cloud Has Arrived

He may have made fun of the term "cloud" back in 2009, but today Larry Ellison is singing a different tune.

CloudPassage Looks to Lock Down Cloud Servers

The two-year-old startup provides a security platform to protect cloud users' virtual machines, targeting an area of cloud computing the firm says remains widely misunderstood.

Setting Up VNC on Ubuntu in Amazon EC2

While Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud offers only SSH access by default to Linux cloud servers, if you aren't a command-line fan or your application requires a GUI, discover how you can set up remote desktop access to most Linux cloud servers.

New Version of NGINX Open Source Web Server Available

Highlights of NGINX version 1.2.0 include flexible configuration options for proxy redirects, improved load balancing and extended DNS resolver configuration.

HotLink's Latest VMware SuperVISOR

HotLink recently refreshed SuperVISOR, its VMware hypervisor management system, with an eye on making it easier to administer heterogeneous hypervisor environments from vCenter.

Arkeia Network Backup Version 9.1 Review

No matter what size of company you have, Arkeia's Network Backup can work for you. Backup local systems or over a WAN to disk, tape or the cloud.

The 9 Best Low-Cost RADIUS Servers

Looking for a RADIUS server? No need to spend a fortune. Here are nine inexpensive options to consider.

Nginx Passes Microsoft for Active Web Server Share

Latest Netcraft stats show Microsoft losing its No. 2 spot for the first time. And at No. 1? Yup, still Apache.

File Sharing Made Easy With Media Servers and NAS

Centralized file sharing and storage is a snap with these five open source NAS and media servers.

Red Hat Revamps JBoss Portal and Operations Network

New releases advance content delivery and middleware server management.

10 Top Spam Stoppers

Stop spam in its tracks at the server with these 10 antispam products.

NGINX Goes Open Core

Popular open source web server tech raises $3 million as it moves into the next phase of development, should Apache be worried?

WS02 Brings Middleware to the Cloud

Open source Stratos 1.5 platform delivers Complex Event Processing as a service.

5 SQL Server Performance Tools

Find the SQL Server performance monitoring and reporting tool that's right for your budget and your SLAs.

Apache Traffic Server 3.0 Accelerates Performance

New release of open source proxy caching server promises a nearly threefold improvement in requests per second.

Oracle Updates Jdeveloper

New version of Oracle Fusion focused Java IDE is released.

5 Free RADIUS Testing and Monitoring Tools

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

Apache Updates HTTP Web Server for Security and the Future

Apache updates the world's most popular web server with a security update and a beta for the next generation of HTTP.

Novell Operations Center 5 Debuts as NetIQ Product

As Attachmate takes control of Novell, new Operations Center release bulks up on Automated Configuration Management features.

TechEd 2011: Cloud Computing, Devices and Developers

Microsoft's TechEd keynote declared cloud, devices and developers the theme for the week. But it did not ignore its longstanding data center and end user desktop bases.

Lock Down Your Windows Server Security Needs With TekRADIUS

Looking for a proven RADIUS server to meet your authentication, authorization and accounting needs for your Windows infrastructure? Consider TekRADIUS, a feature-rich Windows Service available in two flavors that supports multiple protocols.

Cloud vs. Data Center: Can't Decide Which Is Best for Your Exchange Install?

If you want the advantages of a local messaging server as well as those of cloud computing, it may be time to consider coexistence.

Microsoft Revs Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 and SBS

It's SP1 time for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, and a release candidate (RC) for Small Business Server 2011 Essentials is out. Find out what new features may be headed to your data center in the next few months.

VMware Updates Zimbra

The first release of the open source Zimbra email collaboration software since leaving Yahoo debuts. What's new and what's different about VMware's spin on the popular open source software?

Setting Up Linux Cgroups

Initially developed to limit resource usage in the Linux kernel, cgroups can do much more than that. Unfortunately, as handy as they are, cgroups are neither straightforward nor user friendly. Scaling the learning curve to set up and manage them is well worth it, however. These basic tips will get you started.

Apache Tomcat Gets New Support with WSO2 Application Server 4.0

What do you get when you cross web services and web applications? A new web services integrated app serving platform.

Migrations to Exchange 2010 Heating Up

A new survey of IT professionals finds Exchange 2010 migrations entering a growth phase.

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express Enables SMBs to Go the Distance

For most business, mobile phones are as valuable to the business as computers and land lines. Connect them to your business' existing network services, and they're even more valuable. For SMBs wishing to do this, BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is the perfect trifecta of inexpensive, easy and reliable.

Data Center Management Tools Gone Wild

Using multiple data center management tools is not only annoying and troublesome, it's also expensive. But, those winds are changing--changing to those of the solar variety.

10 Free Server Tools Your Organization Needs

Got tools? Add these valuable and free server tools to your toolbox to make your computers, network and wallet very happy.