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Taking VMware vSphere 5.5 for a Spin
Does the latest iteration of VMware's core offering deliver enough enhancements and new features to make it warrant a closer look?

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.

Dell's T620 Tower Quietly Delivers Plenty of Processing Punch
In need of a high-power server tower but don't require the high availability of a cluster solution?  Consider the smooth-operating PowerEdge T620 for your next server replacement or upgrade.

Server Review: HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 Blade Server
In need of the perfect building block for workloads like storage and compute clustering that need multiple physical servers? HP has you covered with its latest half-height blade server.

HP Builds Enterprise Features into New Gen8 MicroServer
While cost may be the biggest driver for the entry-level server market, ease of configuration and management can pay big dividends, as HP's new Gen8 MicroServer shows.

Windows Server 2012 R2: It's the Little Things that Count
Has Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 R2 left VMware behind in terms of virtualization technology, and what BYOD features does 2012 R2 have in store for enterprises?

Lenovo's ThinkServer RD630 Gets the Job Done
The ThinkServer RD630 screams speed and versatility. Whatever task you want to throw at it, the RD630 is more than up to the job.

Dell PowerEdge R715: A Steal at This Price?
Our latest Server Review uncovers an AMD Opteron-based server that offers an outstanding combination of price and performance.

HP's ProLiant DL560 Gen8 Server Exudes Engineering Excellence
The HP DL560 is an engineering marvel and a crazy fast one at that. Is there any situation where this server wouldn't fit?

Server Review: HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 Blade Server
Improvements to HP's ProLiant BL660c blade server help it meet the most demanding data center requirements from virtualization to heavy-duty number crunching.

A Hands-on Look at Windows Server 2012 Essentials
While Windows Server 2012 Essentials fails to include all the features in the previous Standard edition, does it offer enough to meet the basic server needs of most small businesses?

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.

A Hands-on Look at Windows Server 2012
With Windows Server 2012 finally officially available, now's the perfect time to delve a little deeper into the features and changes in the new server operating system that are likely to matter most to enterprises.

NAS Storage Server Review: Iomega StorCenter ix2
Iomega packages network-attached storage and a solid video surveillance system with an ideal blend of performance and price in this NAS server designed for SMBs.

Installing XenServer Tools on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 VMs
For better virtual machine performance and better management integration, install XenServer Tools. But for Microsoft's newest operating systems, there's a catch.

Dell PowerEdge Microserver Buying Guide
With microservers threatening to become the next great server form factor, Dell is pushing micros hard with the debut of its third generation PowerEdge microserver.

HP DL380p Gen8 Server Delivers Speed and Space
HP's DL380p Gen8 data center rackmount server should be at the top of any IT evaluation for new data center infrastructure.

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.

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