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Microsoft Releases Third and Final Azure Stack Technical Preview
The software giant reveals Azure Stack's pricing model and adds new features as the solution approaches general availability.

Azure Command Line Extends Its Cloud Services Reach
The version 2.0 release of the Azure Command Line tool allows administrators to configure and manage more Azure cloud services, including SQL Server and Redis.

Raspberry Pi Zero Updated with Integrated WiFi and Bluetooth
The new Raspberry Pi Zero W small embedded system adds integrated WiFi and Bluetooth, and sells for only $10 a board.

OpenStack Ocata Nova Cells Set to Improve Cloud Scalability
The 15th release of the OpenStack cloud platform debuted this week, and with it comes the groundwork for major virtual server scalability improvements.

Windows Server 2016 Does Containers
Microsoft's latest server OS signals a whole new way of thinking for Microsoft, highlighted by the incorporation of open source projects like Docker via Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers.

IBM Launches Machine Learning for z System Mainframes
New machine learning platform enables data scientists to automate the creation, training and deployment of operational analytic models.

Intel Accelerates Server Performance with New Xeon E7 Processor
The Xeon E7-8894 v4 arrives as Intel's new performance champion.

Docker Secures Container Secrets in Datacenter Update
Docker releases updated versions of its open-source and commercial container platforms, adding new security features to help safeguard privileged access information.

vSphere 6.5 Seeks to Solve the Virtual Machine Encryption Conundrum
Encryption within a virtual machine has never really taken off due to the negative performance impact it inevitably has. Has VMware solved this performance dilemma in vSphere 6.5?

Oracle Powers New Exadata SL6 with SPARC Linux
After nearly a decade of x86 powered Exadata database machines, Oracle announces a new system powered by SPARC T7-2 processors.

Amazon Web Services Continues to Grow as Servers Move to the Cloud
There is perhaps no better leading indicator of how much server revenue is headed to the cloud than AWS' latest earnings.

CoreOS Drives Container Management Forward with Tectonic 1.5
New release of the commercially supported Kubernetes distribution delivers updates with improved storage and network configuration options.

Oracle Officially Migrates Solaris to Continuous Delivery Approach
If you've been anxiously awaiting a Solaris 12 release, don't bother, as there won't be one arriving anytime soon.

Operator, Operator: My Stateful App Is on the Kubernetes Line
CoreOS steps in with new open-source Operators tools to help scale and manage stateful applications on top of Kubernetes while protecting against data loss or unavailability.

Linkerd Project Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Open-source service mesh technology becomes an official CNCF project, helping to advance the state of containers.

IBM Mainframe Revenue Growing as Overall Systems Revenue Decline
IBM reports full year fiscal 2016 revenue of $79.9B, as several emerging markets help offset a period of transition for IBM Power Systems.

Docker 1.13 Prunes Containers, Improves Security
The Docker 1.13 release introduces multiple new commands including prune and squash, which can help containers to use disk space more efficiently.

Opengear Expands Remote Site Gateway Capabilities
New Remote Site Gateway devices debut, providing zero-touch provisioning option for infrastructure.

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.4 Improves Storage
New release of Red Hat's enterprise-grade container platform is based on the recent Kubernetes 1.4 milestone, adding new dynamic storage capabilities and an enhanced dashboard.

HPE Acquires SimpliVity for $650M
HPE picks up software-defined converged infrastructure vendor in an effort to expand converged management capabilities.

Citrix to Launch Virtual Windows 10 Desktops Through Microsoft's Cloud
At its annual Citrix Summit conference the company announced XenDesktop Essentials, a service that uses Microsoft Azure to deliver Windows 10 workspaces to devices. 

Container Revenue Will Grow to $2.7B by 2020
451 Research forecasts rapid growth for the container market.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Hits Beta
RHEL 6.9 introduces a new base image and extends TLS 1.2 security support for all system components.

Red Hat Wins Big with OpenShift in 3Q17
Red Hat reports third quarter fiscal 2017 revenue of $615 million, with some large OpenShift deals helping to power the company forward.

Global Server Market Declines to $12.5B in 3Q16
Both IDC and Gartner report negative growth for the server market.

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