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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.

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.

Vapor Brings Compute Capacity to the Edge

Vapor IO's newly announced Vapor Edge platform aims to put cloud computing capabilities at the edge of the network.

Fedora 25 Adds Some Rust to Linux

New release of Red Hat's community Linux distribution debuts with desktop, server and developer tools.

Docker Joins Eclipse, Updates Commercial Platform

Docker continues to build momentum with both developers and enterprises.

Kubernetes 1.4 Aims to Address Complexity Concerns

While Kubernetes has earned a reputation as being particularly difficult to get up and running with as a container and cluster management system, Kubernetes 1.4 looks to change that in a big way.

CoreOS Debuts Tectonic 1.4 for Enterprise Kubernetes

CoreOS updates its flagship commercial Kubernetes server platform and introduces new Operators concept.

Minimalist Windows Server 2016 Means Nano Server

Windows Nano Server represents the future of where Microsoft wants to go with their server OS platform, especially for heavily virtualized environments. Discover what the minimalist server operating system has to offer, both in terms of benefits and shortcomings.

OpenStack Puts Interoperability to the Challenge at OpenStack Summit

[VIDEO] The Executive Director and COO of OpenStack Foundation provides a behind-the-scenes look at how a 16-vendor interoperability challenge at last week's OpenStack Summit worked.

Why You Need to Reboot Your Domain Controllers Monthly

The optimal performance and security of your Active Directory domain controllers requires regular maintenance. Our latest Server Tutorial will help ensure your domain controllers are serving authentication and authorization requests as efficiently as possible.

Consider Consolidating Your Servers with a New Dell or HPE 4U Workhorse

If you have server or workload consolidation projects on tap, opting for one of the latest server systems from Dell or HPE could lead to significant cost savings.

The World Runs on OpenStack

From banks to the largest science project on Earth, OpenStack is making its mark.

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?

Dell EMC Brings PowerEdge Servers to VxRail, VxRack

Combining the servers with the hyperconverged infrastructure offerings from EMC enables the company to offer more configurations and drive down costs.

VMware Ushers in Large Number of Product Updates

Support for containers is something for which a great number of VMware enterprise admins around the world have been waiting.

Canonical Yaks about Ubuntu 16.10

The Yakkety Yak milestone of Ubuntu Linux is now generally available.

ZeroStack Serving Up Killer Enterprise Features for OpenStack Customers

ZeroStack has come a long way since its launch just over a year ago. But are its plans to make an OpenStack-based hybrid cloud product that's accessible to everyone working?

FreeBSD 11 Updates Open-Source Server Operating System

FreeBSD expands architecture support and improves features throughout the system.

Fedora 25 Linux Enters Beta Release

New server, security and desktop capabilities land in Red Hat's community Linux distribution.

Microsoft Lowers Azure VM Prices

The company lowered the cost of spinning up Azure virtual machines and announced the general availability of encryption at rest for its cloud disaster recovery solution.

OpenStack Newton Debuts With Improved Container Features

The latest release of widely deployed open-source cloud platform improves security, virtualization and networking.

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.

Canonical Launches Commercial Support for Kubernetes

Canonical jumps into the Kubernetes market with an upstream-based release as well as a commercial-support option based on the Ubuntu Advantage program.

Microsoft Launches Windows Server 2016 at Ignite

Among the highlights, Microsoft officially launches the server software during its Ignite conference and scores a major new cloud partner.

Docker Doubles Down on Microsoft Windows Server

Docker for Windows debuts alongside a new commercial support relationship with Microsoft.

Red Hat Growing Million Dollar OpenStack Deals

Red Hat reports second quarter fiscal 2017 revenue of $600 million.

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.

Red Hat Prepares for OpenStack Newton Improvements

The next major release of OpenStack is coming in early October.

2Q16 Global Server Revenues Decline to $13.4B

HPE continues to lead the server market in terms of revenue.

Security in the World of Virtual Machines and Containers

Running an app in a VM in a public cloud may indeed be more secure than running the same app in a container, but that doesn't always mean you can sleep well at night knowing your apps and data are secure.

IBM Brings More Power to Power8 Linux Server Lineup

NVIDIA NVlink technology arrives on POWER8 and delivers a 5x improvement in terms of bandwidth.

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.

What 23,000 Attendees Took Away From VMworld 2016

NEWS ANALYSIS: Perhaps the biggest news at the conference was that IBM Cloud became the first partner to use and help sell VMware's Cross-Cloud Architecture.

VMware Expands Photon Platform for Cloud-Native Deployments

VMware's Photon Controller Linux operating system effort for containers has opened up for public consumption.

Cisco Gets Into Containers With ContainerX Acquisition

The tech vendor buys the early-stage startup, whose technology makes it easier for enterprises to manage containers across cloud and data centers.

VMware Previews Cross-Cloud Services at VMworld

VMware takes aim at helping organizations to manage policies and deployments across disparate cloud services.

LinuxCon: How Facebook Monitors Hundreds of Thousands of Servers with Netconsole

By looking at the lowest level of data traffic, Facebook is able to identify potential server problems before they become outages.

Why Rackspace Is Bringing POWER to Its Data Centers

[VIDEO] John Engates, CTO of Rackspace, discusses the opportunities the OpenPOWER architecture brings.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Buying SGI for $275M

Move brings additional High Performance Computing (HPC) and Big Data technology to HPE.

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.

Huawei Launches Labs to Drive Open Cloud Networks

The Cloud Open Labs are part of the vendor's All Cloud strategy to make it easier for telco operators to migrate their infrastructures to the cloud.

Getting Up to Speed with the Microsoft Azure RemoteApp Service

Discover how the Microsoft Azure RemoteApp cloud service can help you quickly and cost-effectively publish standard or line-of-business (LOB) applications in the Azure cloud.

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.

Top 10 Enterprise Database Systems to Consider in 2016

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.

Red Hat Satellite 6.2 Adds Docker Deployment

New version of Red Hat server management tool gets into container provisioning.

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.

Platform9 Expands from OpenStack to Kubernetes [VIDEO]

Madhura Maskasky, Co-Founder of Platform9, discusses why her firm has moved into the managed Kubernetes space.

VMware Enters the 'Tornado' Phase of Virtualization

VMware's second quarter 2016 results reveal how the company is moving beyond just vSphere.

ARM Acquired by SoftBank for $31B

Mobile chip innovator gets picked up in a big deal.

Docker Debuts Swarm Mode and More at DockerCon

Docker Swarm Mode highlights an impressive set of announcements as Docker strives to make its container platform more convenient to set up, more secure and easier to use.

NGINX Is the Most Popular Docker Container App [VIDEO]

NGINX Inc CEO Gus Robertson details the success his company is having in the container world and where it's going next.

Kubernetes 1.3 Debuts, Advancing Cloud Orchestration

Improved scale and support for new container formats highlight latest open-source platform release.

Container Security Stepping Up to the Plate

The recent launch of Docker Security Scanning is just the latest sign that the security ecosystem around containers is getting stronger by the week.

Red Hat Grows 1Q17 Revenue to $568M as OpenStack Expectations Rise

Red Hat CEO announces a new acquisition and talks about OpenStack revenue opportunities.

Docker on a Mission to Reduce Developer Deployment Friction

At Dockercon 16, Solomon Hykes explains what it takes to build a successful application.

Joyent Acquired by Samsung

Deal brings node.js, container and storage technologies to Samsung.

Red Hat Plans to Reset Its OpenStack Release Cycle

[VIDEO] Mark McLoughlin, Director of OpenStack Engineering at Red Hat, discusses how his firm is fine-tuning its OpenStack efforts.

Managing and Monitoring Office 365 Licenses Assigned to Office 365 Users

Our latest Server Tutorial reveals several useful Office 365 PowerShell commands for efficiently obtaining license information as well as monitoring and managing Office 365 licenses and services.

HPE Discovers Docker, Expands Helion and OneView Platforms

At the first day of its Discover conference, HPE announces new strategic alliances and technologies.

Worldwide Server Sales Dip to $12.4B in 1Q16

Both IDC and Gartner are reporting a less than stellar start to 2016 for server vendors.

Red Hat Looking to Poach from VMware with RHEV 3.6 Release?

The latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) puts VMware's customer base directly in its crosshairs.

Cavium, Marvell Want to Put More Pressure on Intel in Data Center

At Computex, Cavium unveiled its next-generation ThunderX2 ARM-based systems on a chip, while Marvell showed off its Armada 7000 and 8000 chips.

Google Introduces Support for Heterogeneous Container Clusters

Node pools will allow customers of Google Container Engine to set up multiple nodes in one cluster.

Cray Urika-GX Takes Aim at Big Data Workloads

The new Linux-powered supercomputer server platform integrates with Hadoop and Apache Spark.

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.

Ubuntu, Juju, Kubernetes and the DevOps DISCO [VIDEO]

Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu Linux, discusses the intersection of Juju and Kubernetes for modern server application management.

Server Virtualization Market Is Peaking: Gartner

While revenues may be up this year, fewer new software licenses are being issued.

SELinux vs Systemd: What's Safer for Linux Servers?

At CoreOS Fest, Lennart Poettering, one of the co-inventors of systemd, explains how Systemd works and how it compares to SELinux.

Intel Debuts CIAO for OpenStack Cloud Orchestration [VIDEO]

Intel wants cloud servers to 'Go' faster.

Creating Users in Office 365 the PowerShell Way

PowerShell presents an efficient way to interact with Microsoft Office 365 resources. While you can create users with Office Admin Center, you can also use PowerShell cmdlets to quickly create users.

HPE Boosts OpenStack with New Helion Release

VIDEO: Mark Interrante, senior vice president, Engineering for HPE, discusses what's new in HPE's latest Helion OpenStack milestone release.

Rancher's Container Management Solution Comes to Market

Rancher offers a pretty cool container management system that is completely open source, which certainly makes it worthy of consideration, especially if you don't exactly have money to burn.

Rackspace Embraces AppFormix for Private Cloud Control

AppFormix scores a big win for its cloud infrastructure management technology.

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