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

EMC VNX Disk Array Buyer's Guide
VNX marks the end of an era at EMC. It consolidates two longstanding product lines, CLARiiON and Celerra, into one line, unifying SAN and NAS and enabling unstructured data growth in traditional, virtual and cloud environments to be more easily and efficiently managed.

10 Reasons Why SSDs Are Better Than Mechanical Disks
SSDs may be expensive, but they're well worth the price when you consider their advantages.

5 Strategies for Replacing Your Apple Xserves
By now, Apple's announcement that it plans to discontinue the Xserve has sunk in for many enterprises, but uncertainty remains over how best to plan for future growth and cope with existing Xserves coming to the end of their useful lives. Here are five paths to consider.

NEC Servers Buyer's Guide
The introduction of gen six of NEC's scalable, fault-tolerant server helped make 2010 its best year in the IT Platform business in the United States in half a decade. See what the server hardware vendor has to offer.

6 Server Trends Storage Admins Can't Ignore
What happens in the server market, typically doesn't stay in the server market and often has a direct impact on storage. Savvy storage admins will be keeping an eye on these six server trends.

White Box Server Market Evolves Past Commodity Status
White box vendors were once known for being an inexpensive source for hardware. Today, with IBM, Dell and HP selling commodity servers at similar, and sometimes lower, price points, these companies must find an underserved niche if they are to survive. Electronics Nexus is one company that has been able to this by selling high-end custom servers and GPU supercomputers to SMBs.

Re-evaluating Your Recession-Proofed Data Center
With the recession officially over, many enterprises are ready to invest in their data centers once again. Caution is still in order, however, so assessing and deciding where to invest that slightly increased budget remains critical.

Big Box Appliance Buyer's Guide
2010 was the year of the big box appliance. Oracle Exadata II, Oracle Exalogic and EMC Greenplum are but a few examples. IT historians, of course, will point out that this market was begun by such firms as Netezza and Teradata.

10 Server Hardware Highlights of 2010
From Oracle's acquisition of Sun to Cisco releasing blade servers to SSDs going mainstream, 2010 was an eventful year for server hardware. Revisit the 10 most notable milestones.

Schneider Electric Data Center Showcases Server Consolidation and Energy Efficiency
When Schneider Electric purchased APC, it set about building a new new data center outside of St. Louis, Mo. Although it was designed to consolidate both companies' server rooms, it also serves as a model of energy efficiency, illuminating Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure architecture for intelligent energy management.

Server Hardware Revenue Growth Strongest in a Decade
Worldwide server hardware revenue in the latest quarter increased 13.2 percent from 2009, according to IDC. The research firm also reports HP and IBM remain in a tight race for bragging rights to the leading share of revenue.

Top500 Supercomputing List Reveals Computing Trends
Faster and more integrated interconnects play a key role in this 'Asian invasion' of the semi-annual TOP500 Supercomputing list.

IBM Power Systems Buyer's Guide
IBM's release of the Power7 processor and a corresponding refresh of Power-based servers earlier this year has steadily breathed new life into what some believed was a stagnant product family. If you're in the market for a Unix server, here's what Big Blue has to offer.

Red Sky Supercomputer: A Showcase for Oracle/Sun Blade Servers and Storage
What happens when two supercomputers join together and operate as one? With Red Sky/Red Mesa, a collaborative effort involving Sandia National Labs, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Oracle/Sun, we're about to find out.

IBM System z Buyer's Guide
Despite some assertions, mainframe technology is still alive and kicking. Those in the market for one of these high-end boxes will be hard-pressed to avoid IBM's System z. The mainframe family strives to be innovative and cutting edge while remaining true to its legacy.

Oracle T3 Server Buyer's Guide
Oracle threw down the gauntlet at the high-end of the server market this week, demonstrating its commitment to Sun servers at its annual OpenWorld show in San Francisco.

Facebook Faces Up to Power and Cooling Challenge
The popular social network site is cooling its enormous data center with outside air and evaporative cooling.

Supermicro Buyer's Guide
It may not be a household word, but SuperMirco is succeeding selling blade, rack and tower servers to all sizes of companies -- from small businesses to the Fortune 1000 enterprises.

HP Servers Buyer's Guide
Our latest Server Buyer's Guide looks at what the No. 1 server hardware vendor is selling these days.

EMC Buyer's Guide: EMC Goes x86
It wasn't long ago that RISC processors powered EMC's server lines. Today, Intel's Nehalem EX processor is the power behind its four server lines. Together, Celerra, Centera, Clariion and Symmetrix offer a variety of solutions to match a variety of budgets.

Dell Servers Buyer's Guide
In the past few months, Dell overhauled its PowerEdge server line to provide its x86 servers with greater reliability, improved performance and the ability to handle tougher workloads. Here's what to expect if you're in the market for Dell servers.

Non-x86 Blade Server Buyer's Guide
When it comes to blade servers, x86 is the most frequent architecture of choice. Bladed or not, however, x86 servers are not the perfect tool for every task. Non-x86 blade server options, while limited, fill many of the gaps that their x86 siblings leave.

Blade Servers Buyer's Guide, x86 Edition
Looking to buy x86 blade servers? Here's what HP, IBM, Dell and Fujitsu have to offer.

EMC VPlex Buyer's Guide
With its recent release of VPlex, EMC is anything but quiet about its private cloud vision. At EMC World earlier this month, it elaborated on plans to go the distance with virtual storage.

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