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.

Oracle Reboots SPARC with New M8 Processor

Apparently the rumors of SPARC's demise were not entirely accurate, at least not yet.

Meg Whitman Outlines What's Next for HPE

As HPE exits the software business, servers will become more of a focus for the company.

Cisco Acquiring Springpath for $320M to Advance Hyperconvergence

Springpath's hyperconvergence software platform helps turn regular servers into a pool of converged resources.

Oracle Brings Bare Metal Exadata Performance to the Cloud

Running an Oracle Exadata engineered system brings the promise of accelerated performance.

HPE Synergy Scores on the Software-Defined Scale

HPE delivers a platform that truly defines your computing environment as well as the operating system and apps with its new software-defined compute, networking, software and storage Synergy platform.

Oracle Linux 7 Update 4 Reaches General Availability

The new update follows last week's Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 release.

Top 10 Enterprise Database Systems of 2017

Got data, big or small? Need a database server, on-premises or in the cloud? Chances are you'll be considering at least one of these leading enterprise database systems to meet your needs.

Canonical's Container-Visor a Sign of Virtualization's Evolution

The future of virtualization is likely to be some sort of hybrid container and virtual machine — "container machines" — that offer the best benefits of both.

vSphere 6.5 Advances Server Virtualization Once Again

To upgrade or not to upgrade -- that is the question. We have the answer.

Debian 9 Stretches Linux Distribution Forward

After two years of development, a major milestone release of open-source Linux distribution debuts, set for five years of support.

HPE Secures Industry Standard Servers

Integrated firmware security and a move toward composable infrastructure are on HPE's Discover agenda.

Collecting Critical AD Security Groups Members Count for Easy Tracking

Our latest Active Directory Server Tutorial can help you efficiently monitor and maintain group membership numbers for critical security groups in Active Directory.

Google Boosts Machine Learning with Cloud TPU Chips

Machine learning can be a very compute-intensive server process.

Intel Skull Canyon NUC Handles Heavy Workloads

Intel's latest Next Unit of Computing device is a true portable powerhouse, packing quite a punch in a small form factor for adeptly handling any number of heavy workload and server scenarios.

Cloud Infrastructure Market Hits $70B in Revenue

The cloud competition intensifies, with HPE, Cisco and Dell EMC all having nearly the same global market share currently.

Oracle Looks to Infrastructure-as-a-Service for Future Growth

Oracle reports third quarter fiscal 2017 financial results, with total revenue of $9.2B.

HPE's Apollo 4510 Does Windows Storage Server 2016

The latest Apollo server system plays a key role in HPE's new emphasis on the concept of a composable architecture for building out your datacenter.

Cisco HyperFlex Converged Server Platform Gets 40 Gbps Boost

Cisco is updating its HyperFlex converged server infrastructure platform with improved storage and high-speed interconnect fabric.

Single Typo in a Server Command Brought Down AWS's S3

The problems Feb. 28 caused more than 150,000 websites and apps to become unavailable, while others indicated broken links and images.

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.

Can vCloud Air Compete Against Cloud Heavyweights AWS and Azure?

How can VMware's vCloud Air contend in the cloud scene when AWS and Azure are able to offer more for less?

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.

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.

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.

Server Review: Opengear IM7200 Infrastructure Manager

The Opengear IM7200 Infrastructure Manager takes out-of-band remote connectivity to new heights.

Why Kubernetes Is All-Conquering

It may not be the only horse in the container management system race, but Kubernetes sure appears to be rapidly pulling away from the rest of the competitors.

GoDaddy Expands Global Footprint, Boosts WordPress Support

$1.8B deal will see GoDaddy acquire Host Europe Group, as the hosting provider seeks to add new security and WordPress capabilities.

Equinix Buying 24 Verizon Data Centers for $3.6B

Equinix picks up new data centers in 15 metro locations, including key Miami NOTA.

VMware's 'Friendship Strategy' Making Strides as It Launches vSphere 6.5

VMware's flagship server virtualization platform arrives as the company continues to make valuable friends amidst tackling the twin threats of containerization and the cloud.

Docker Joins Eclipse, Updates Commercial Platform

Docker continues to build momentum with both developers and enterprises.

Microsoft Bringing Security via Virtualization to Web Browsing

Who would have thought ten years ago that virtualization technology would move out of the data center and onto the desktop right inside Windows?

Docker Debuts Infrakit Open Source Toolkit for Self-Healing Infrastructure

The Docker libmachete effort gets renamed as Docker Inc continues its mission to provide tools that simplify operations.

ClusterGX Brings Container Management to Big Data Apps

Containers have become increasingly popular for big data applications, and companies like Galactic Exchange are now emerging with tools to make those implementations considerably easier to set up and manage.

HPE's HC 380 Serves Up Secret Sauce for Hyper-Converged

HPE's OVIO tool in the new HPE Hyper Converged 380 takes the complexity out of cluster installation and makes it cookie-cutter simple.

Keeping Active Directory Running Smoothly with Key Health Checks

A healthy Active Directory environment keeps all other services running effectively. As a result, it pays to stay up to speed on important Active Directory health check items that help ensure Active Directory is optimally providing required services.

Aqua to the Container Security Rescue?

The Israeli security startup believes it can not only deliver the security lacking in Docker, but also that there's an opportunity for containers to be made more secure than monolithic apps can ever be.

Rackspace Sells Cloud Sites Business to Liquid Web

Rackspace grows its Amazon services business, which apparently isn't cannibalizing its OpenStack revenues - yet.

Cisco's UCS Mini Is Ready for any Workload

There's nothing "mini" about the Cisco UCS Mini -- it's a full-fledged blade server platform with the ability to scale up to meet the large majority of enterprise needs.

ContainerX Continues to Evolve at Lightning Speed

2016 is shaping up to be the year that many innovative new container management platforms enter General Availability, ContainerX included.

Harnessing the Power of the Get-MSolUser PowerShell Cmdlet

Microsoft Office 365 features PowerShell cmdlets that can dramatically reduce the time it takes to perform admin tasks via the Office 365 Admin Center. Discover how the Get-MsolUser PowerShell cmdlet can provide greater flexibility in managing Office 365 Windows Azure Active Directory instances.

SUSE Linux Brings Live Patching to SAP Applications

SUSE's kGraft technology now able to help provide high-availability to SAP's HANA database in-memory database.

IBM, VMware Team to Advance Hybrid Cloud Adoption

IBM's new VMware partnership makes it easier to create and deploy VMware-based clouds tapping into IBM's cloud infrastructure.

Nginx Plus R8 Improves HTTP2, Adds OAuth2

The commercially-supported Nginx web server release gets its first update for 2016.

Top 10 Virtualization Technology Companies for 2016

Containers may be stealing the headlines these days, but server virtualization software technology still dominates the data center. Check out ten virtualization vendors that deliver the best virtualization software solutions today.

The New Kid on the Container Management Block

While there are other container management platforms gaining attention, none currently offers everything ContainerX does. Will the startup be successful in its aim of becoming the vSphere of containers?

Dell Brings Hyperscale Units Under Single Organization

The vendor is creating the Extreme Scale Infrastructure group to house its businesses that cater to an array of hyperscale organizations.

Hyper-V, PowerShell Top IT Pros' Windows Server 2016 Wish List

Container support is nice, but most IT pros are looking forward to Hyper-V virtualization updates and new PowerShell capabilities.  

Global Server Revenues Grow in the Third Quarter

IDC and Gartner provide reason for continued optimism in the server market.

Google Kubernetes Container Orchestration System Gaining Steam

Anything that fosters the development of Kubernetes is probably good news for the container community, and the fruits of collaboration are rapidly becoming evident.

Intel Data Center Revenues Driving Growth

While the PC market is far from dead, it's not Intel's growth leader either.

VMware Hints at Potential Evolution for Container Strategy

Could VMware abandon its stance that containers are better when used together with virtual machines, and instead develop its own standalone container management system?

Global Integrated Infrastructure Market Hits $2.1 Billion in 1Q15

Mixed results reported in the first quarter, with Integrated Infrastructure down and Integrated Platforms up.

Google's Preemptible Offers Virtual Machine-for-Hire Service on the Cheap

Willing to sacrifice reliability to save some cash when it comes to server virtualization? Google's Compute Engine Preemptible service may -- or may not -- be your best bet.

30 Percent of Servers Worldwide Sit Idle, Report Says

The 10 million "comatose" servers that deliver no data or services represent $30 billion in wasted infrastructure capital, according to researchers.

Top 10 Enterprise Database Systems to Consider in 2015

Got data, big or small? Need a database server, on-premises or in the cloud? Chances are you'll be considering at least one of these leading enterprise database systems to meet your needs.

Key Deployment Considerations when Working with SCVMM 2012 R2

While System Center Virtual Machine Manager can help efficiently manage your virtualization infrastructure, make sure to brush up on these core details before installing it in a production environment.

Fujitsu Boosts Performance of Its M10 Servers

The vendor said faster SPARC64 X+ chips will help the M10-1 and M10-4 servers, jointly developed with Oracle, increase performance by 30 percent.

Global Integrated Systems Market Grows to $9.4 Billion in 2014

Converged compute, storage and networking systems continue to gain traction in enterprises.

HP Launches Helion Rack for OpenStack Cloud Delivery

OpenStack and Cloud Foundry software gets directly integrated with HP server hardware.

Cavium to Add Nvidia GPU Support to ARM-Based Server Chips

Cavium officials say supporting Tesla accelerators in their ThunderX SoCs will benefit such markets as HPC and data analytics.

VMware vSphere 6.0 One-Ups the Competition

A variety of new features and enhancements make their debut in vSphere 6.0, most notably Virtual Volumes and vMotion capabilities. But are the additions enough to warrant an upgrade?

VMware vSphere 6 Revealed

Server virtualization technology gets a massive update with more than 650 new features.

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Deploying a RADIUS Server

Deploying a RADIUS server can create a variety of issues for the inexperienced administrator, so use our handy cheatsheet to avoid the most common RADIUS installation pitfalls.

Two Tools for Testing DNS Server Speeds

While DNS services often advertise fast speeds and an improved web browsing experience, actual speeds can significantly vary. Discover two tools that help in finding the DNS server that will work best for you.

Nginx Raises $20M to Advance Web Server Technology

The lead vendor behind the open-source Nginx Web server is looking to fund its growth for the next 10 years.

Little Known GUI Firewall Options for Linux

While command-line interface-based firewalls may be the most popular options in Linux, there are some great easy to use yet powerful GUI-based firewalls as well.

6 Powerful PowerShell Tools and Utilities

Discover six GUI-based scripting tools and utilities that can extend PowerShell's functionality while helping to make it a bit easier to use.

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