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HP Gen9 Servers Pack More Punch
HP continues to innovate with each new generation of servers while maintaining the tradition of engineering quality hardware. Do the new Gen9 systems live up to that high standard?

Dell Ups Its Game with the New T630 Tower Server
In conjunction with the release of the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 Haswell processors, Dell has rolled out a portfolio of new servers that includes the PowerEdge T630.

Stacking Up Three Windows Server-Based Storage Solutions
Our latest server review compares several storage solutions running under either Windows Storage Server or Windows Server Essentials.

Super Micro SuperServer Delivers the Power
Consolidation is the name of the game in today's datacenter, and Super Micro has plenty of systems to help, including the SuperServer F627R3-R72B+.

Lenovo's RD340 Is a Workhorse of a Server
Our latest server review takes the Lenovo RD340 for a spin by setting up a VMware Virtual SAN proof-of-concept cluster.

SuperMicro Tall Tower Takes Care of Business
The company's SYS-5038A-IL packs a whole lot of features into a single tower case, and its low cost makes the server a great choice for tight budgets.

Two Tower Servers that Won't Tank Your Budget
What can you do with a low-end budget server? In the case of two systems from Dell and Lenovo, the answer is quite a lot.

Supermicro 1U Server Shows Its Stuff
The company's SuperServer rackmount server solution delivers an attractive blend of performance, reliability, power efficiency and affordability.

HP DL580 Gen8 Server Innovates with Power
With power and cooling the two most significant operating costs for servers, a more power-efficient solution can significantly impact the bottom line. In that respect, HP's new DL580 Gen8 certainly delivers.

AMD Intros First ARM-Based Opteron Server Chip
At the Open Compute Summit, the chip maker also unveiled a developer kit designed to encourage companies to build to the SoC.

Penguin Computing's Altus OCP31 Open Compute Project Offering
The Altus OCP31 showcases some of the key advantages a third-generation OCP-based server system can offer for those looking to save on operating costs as well as initial procurement costs.

HP's ProLiant DL320e Gen8: Good Things Can Come in Small Packages
While the compact 1U ProLiant DL320 may not offer the cost savings of its MicroServer sibling, it does provide impressive compute power and features ideal for a small business or small branch office.

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.

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