ServerWatch IT Toolbox


BSD Basics

A central spot for the BSD content available on ServerWatch

Cloud Computing

The latest news and analysis on cloud computing, including cloud services providers, OpenStack, everything-as-a-service (XaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and more.

Data Center Management Spotlight

The server operating system is the engine behind the applications running on the server. Whether you choose Windows Server 2008 R2, Ubuntu server or a proprietary Unix server, it's important to know what's under the hood. Keep up with the latest news and trends, and find some tips to give your server a tune-up, here.

Disaster Recovery

No matter what the cause of the failure, keeping the data center up and running is vital.

Everything Storage

From the basic to the sophisticated, you'll find our storage articles a good starting point.

Learn Active Directory in 15 Minutes a Week

Learn Exchange Server 2000 in 15 Minutes a Week

Log Analysis

Much information can be gleaned from logs -- if you have the proper tools.

Migration Strategies

Are you one of the many enterprises still running Windows Server 2000 or NT in the server room? With support gone or waning, now is the time to take the plunge and plan a migration or upgrade. What makes for a successful migration to Linux, Unix or Windows?

Open Source Software Spotlight

From your underlying open source server operating system to the open source tools that help you get your job done, open source software is likely a critical part of your IT infrastructure. This ServerWatch section will keep you abreast of the latest releases, reviews and various troubleshooting tips.

Power and Cooling

Cool is hot in the 21st Century server room.

Real World Open Source

What factors should be considered when deciding between open source and commerical offerings?

Server Blades, When Thin Is in

What factors should be considered when deciding between open source and commerical offerings?

Server Hardware Spotlight

Whether you're looking for a tower server or a supercomputer or anything in between, ServerWatch has the coverage you're looking for. Find everything from the latest blade servers to the fastest rackmoumts from all the big name OEMs: Dell servers, IBM servers, HP servers and more.

Server Infrastructure Tools

Software that enables the the server room to run at its fullest potential has become an essential component of a well-run data center.

Server OS Spotlight

The server operating system is the engine behind the applications running on the server. Whether you choose Windows Server 2008 R2, Ubuntu server or a proprietary Unix server, it's important to know what's under the hood. Keep up with the latest news and trends, and find some tips to give your server a tune-up, here.

Server Room on a Shoestring

Tips for keeping your data center running efficiently in tough economic times.

Server Room Skill Sets

No matter how top-of-the-line equipment or software is, it is only as good as the skills of the person behind it.

Server Rooms and the SMB

SMBs have become big business for OEMs and ISVs that previously wouldn't give them a second glance. These articles look at news, trends and must-have products for this key demographic.

Server Snapshots: Vendors in the Spotlight

This regularly updated feature looks at the latest offerings and trends from the server OEMs.

Server Software Spotlight

With the right server software, any commodity box can be transformed into a mission-critical system. Learn how to chose and use the correct mail server, proxy server, web server, virtualization software and more for your organization, with reviews, news, and tutorials available here.

Server Virtualization Spotlight

Server virtualization has become near ubiquitous in the data center. From hypervisors to hybrid clouds, keep up with the latest virtualization technology trends here with news, how-tos and analysis from ServerWatch.

ServerWatch Reader Favorites

ServerWatch has long provided useful, hands-on information. In the rapidly changing world of technology, few articles stand the test of time. Those that do, however, are worthy of returning to the home page. Here are some oldies but goodies that readers consistently return to.

Tips of the Trade

Don't have time to plow through a full-blown tutorial? Check out our collection of quick tips designed to make any sys admin's life easier.

Win 2003 High Availability Solutions

From server clustering to network load balancing, learn about the latest Windows Server 2003 high availability solutions.

Windows Patch Management

We look at Windows patch management solutions -- some that are free from Microsoft, some free from third parties, and some are commercial third-party solutions.