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HP ProLiant Server Buying Guide
Generation eight of HP's ProLiant line of servers debuts as the latest major makeover of the company's x86 mainstay.

Taking VMware vSphere 5 for a Spin
While VMware vSphere can already handle some of the most complex virtual machine configurations you can throw at it, version 5.0 brings even more flexibility to the HA and storage capabilities with an eye toward performance and scalability.

HP AMD CPU Upgrades Crank Up the Capacity
A processor refresh doesn't necessarily mean you need a new server. Sometimes, simply dropping in new chips gives your server a huge performance boost. Paul Ferrill demonstrates how AMD's new 16-core chip ups the compute capacity of the HP ProLiant DL 385 G7 by 25 percent.

Windows and Linux System Monitoring With PC Monitor
When you think of computer monitoring, you don't expect to hear adjectives such as 'easy' or 'fun.' With PC Monitor, you will.

Windows 8 Server Beta First Look
Last month, Microsoft released the Windows 8 Server Beta. We walk through the many changes and new functionality it has added since the Developer Preview last year.

13 Free Network and DNS Tools
These 13  free network and DNS tools will go a long way toward helping you administer, troubleshoot, manage and secure your network.

4 Mobile Management Solutions to Keep Your Enterprise Secure and in Sync
As mobile devices in the enterprise grow by leaps and bounds, enterprises' ability to remotely manage them, including enforcing security policies and keeping data in sync, becomes ever more important. Here are four solutions to help resolve this growing data center dilemma.

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.

Microsoft to Debut Resilient File System with Windows 8 Server
The new ReFS file system, designed for resiliency and optimized for extreme scale, will be introduced as a storage system for Windows 8 Server, but will later be implemented as storage for clients and eventually as a boot volume.

OpenSUSE 12.1 Proffers Polish and Performance
From its performing OS to the cutting-edge open source projects included with it, OpenSUSE 12.1 truly has something for everyone. But is it really flawless?

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.

Dell PowerEdge R210 II: Good Things Come in Small Packages
This enterprise-ready, ultra-compact, 1-socket  server from Dell may very well change your perception of rackmount servers.

Kicking the Tires on Windows 8 Server
We take the developer preview release of Windows 8 Server out for a spin and find it surprisingly crash-free.

7 Open and Free Network Servers
Free, open source router and firewall solutions abound. Many also offer other LAN services, such as a VPN server, hotspot gateway and captive portal. These seven router projects are suitable for SMBs and enterprises alike.

10 Server and Admin BlackBerry Apps
These 10 BlackBerry smartphones apps make monitoring, connecting, transferring and managing your servers a snap.

SuperMicro SuperServer 5037C-T, a Server Option Beyond the Big Three
Looking for a solid entry-level server? Prefer to work with a smaller reseller rather than a large OEM? The SuperMicro SuperServer 5037C-T might be just right for your organization.

12 Awesome Server Admin Apps for Windows Phone 7
Managing your data center from your smart phone is no longer fantasy. Server admins will find a wide selection of Windows Phone 7 apps to monitor, manage and administer as well as perform a variety of server-related tasks.

NComputing's L300: Exploring the Server and Client Side of VDI
NComputing's L300 ties VDI into a nice neat package. Learn how to get your servers and clients up and running in a jiffy.

HP's ProLiant DL 385 G7 Packs Powerful Punch
Plenty of possibilities from the latest version of this AMD Opteron powered workhorse.

10 Server and Admin Apps for Your iPhone or iPad
Find out the 10 best iOS-powered apps for server monitoring, transferring files and administering your data center from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.

11 Server Apps for Android OS Devices
Need remote monitoring and management for servers in you data center? Android's got (many) an app for that.

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.

Application
Sometimes referred to as a type of middleware, application servers occupy a large chunk of computing territory between database servers and the end user, often connecting the two.

FTP
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) makes it possible to move files from one computer to another via the Internet. Although one of the oldest Internet services, FTP has kept pace with the times. Today, many FTP servers include user authentication, file transfer policies, and detailed activity logging.

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