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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.

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.

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.

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.

Canonical Yaks about Ubuntu 16.10

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

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.

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.

VMware Enters the 'Tornado' Phase of Virtualization

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

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.

Windows Server 2016 to Launch in Early Fall

Microsoft will use its upcoming Ignite conference as a launch pad for Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016.

Joyent Acquired by Samsung

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

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.

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.

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.

Brushing Up on Essential Active Directory PowerShell Commands

Today we'll reveal a few valuable Active Directory PowerShell commands you might want to use for your daily operational needs.

Remote Desktop Connections for Multiple Users on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2012

Our latest Server Tutorial tackles remote desktop connections for multiple users on Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 and the forthcoming Windows Server 2016.

11 Load Balancers You Need to Know in 2016

If you require 100 percent uptime for your services, a server load balancer or application delivery controller (ADC) is the way to go. Get to know the leading load balancer hardware, software and cloud solutions.

Synology DSM 6.0 Does Containers and More

Synology has once again raised the bar of excellence with its DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.0, especially if you plan on running Docker containers on your NAS box.

5 Free RADIUS Server Testing Tools

When troubleshooting a RADIUS server, it's good to have a client simulator program. These five completely free RADIUS testing and monitoring tools can help you check the initial configuration of the server and any changes you make.

Comparing Virtualization and Hypervisor Tech Across Vendors

While the thought of sifting through stacks of details about all the server virtualization and hypervisor products currently on the market can be quite daunting, fortunately help isn't far away.

VMware Trims Staff as It Enters Fiscal 2016

Among the layoffs are the entire U.S.-based VMware Fusion and Workstation teams.

IBM Makes LinuxONE Mainframe Go Faster

Top IBM execs explain what's new and what's coming for LinuxONE, with Go language support added in the current update.

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.

Dell Acquisition Clouding VMware's Future Prospects

VMware finds itself in a somewhat precarious and rather unexpected position as the proposed acquisition by Dell hasn't progressed quite as smoothly as hoped.

Oracle Puts Software in SPARC M7 to Improve Security, Performance

The new Silicon in Software initiative embeds data in memory security and data encryption functions onto the M7 processor.

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.

Seven Free Tools for Windows Server Administrators

Get your hands on our goody bag of free server administration tools for helping you more efficiently configure, manage, troubleshoot and secure Windows Servers and domains.

NGINX Plus R7 Brings HTTP2 Support to Servers

Latest release of commercially supported web server improves security and performance.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 Enters Beta with Improved Container Support

Containers and enhanced security are a key focus in the new RHEL platform preview.

Zend Server 8.5 Announced as PHP 7 Release Nears

Latest release of the PHP application server benefits from a new add-on gallery, Z-Ray technology and new routing capabilities.

What's Coming in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2?

Red Hat Enterprise Linux roadmap revealed at Red Hat Summit 2015.

Key Considerations for WSUS 6.2 on Windows Server 2012 R2

Get up to speed with our handy list of tips and tricks for painlessly installing and operating a Windows Server Update Services server.

Using Amazon Glacier or S3 as an Online Backup Server

Cloud storage solutions have become a simple, cost-effective solution for backing up your important data. Check out these feature-rich tools for helping efficiently manage your cloud storage data.

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.

Nginx Plus 6 Improves Web Server High-Availability

Building on the open-source NGINX 1.7.11 update, the new Nginx Plus enterprise release provides organizations with improved tools.

3 Tips for Deploying a RADIUS Server for Wi-Fi Security

Getting ready to deploy a RADIUS server so you can utilize 802.1X authentication for enterprise Wi-Fi security? Here are a few handy tips to consider before moving forward.

Utilizing htaccess for Redirecting Website Traffic

Discover how you can harness the power of Apache web server's htaccess files to perform a variety of essential directory and file redirects and access management functions.

VMware Sets the Stage for Server Virtualization in 2015

VMware started the year off with a bang, announcing a clever set of new products and features to go along with the much-anticipated vSphere 6 debut.

Nginx Gearing Up for HTTP2

The next generation of HTTP is almost here, but it won't work without the support of web server technologies like Nginx.

Interesting Times Ahead in the Server Virtualization World

VMware may be the 800 pound gorilla in the virtualization market for now, but there are much bigger gorillas out there, and VMware has something they may well decide they want in the future.

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.

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.

VMware in the Midst of a Virtualization Technology Management Makeover

VMware is seeking to stand out from the competition by re-styling itself, complete with a whole new suite of management products to tempt customers.

Using Netsh to Manage Remote Servers and Workstations

The Windows network shell can help you configure network-related settings via the Command Prompt, and even better, it can also be used to efficiently manage remote machines.

Zend Server 8 Delivers Z-Ray Application Insight

PHP server technology platform boosted with new Z-Ray feature, Power Linux support and cloud enhancements.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Debuts

The first major update to SUSE's flagship distribution since the company was split out from Novell is now available.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Finally Hits the Big Time

After three years, RHEL 7 is now GA, but that doesn't mean RHEL users failed to benefit from features updates for RHEL 6.

What Does VMware's Stock Price Say About the Company's Future?

VMware's current stock market data makes it pretty clear there are some lofty expectations for the company's future prospects. What's behind the optimism?

Linux 3.14 Stabilizes ZRAM, Reduces Buffer Bloat

The new Linux kernel includes improved memory compression, scheduling and networking capabilities.

Fear Not Working with FreeRADIUS

Running into problems when installing, using or troubleshooting FreeRADIUS? We have some helpful configuration and usage tips to relieve your FreeRADIUS-related stress.

Open Source Apache and Nginx Web Servers Get More Secure

Apache HTTP Server 2.4.9 and Nginx 1.5.12 debut with patches for security vulnerabilities.

Microsoft's SQL Server 2014 Arrives April 1

The newest edition of Microsoft's database platform helps complete the software giant's "cloud-first" vision by reaching RTM and launching in less than 2 weeks.

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.

Retrieving Symantec Antivirus Scanning Details from Client PCs

Take advantage of the built-in logging capabilities in Symantec Antivirus and our handy script to retrieve TimeOfLastScan, TimeOfLastVirus and PatternFileUpdate details from client PCs.

Seven Free Tools for Windows Server Administrators

Get your hands on our goody bag of free server administration tools for helping you more efficiently configure, manage, troubleshoot and secure Windows Servers and domains.

Nginx Plus 2.0 Web Server Debuts with Enterprise-Grade Enhancements

Improved support for Java applications and advanced application health monitoring and high-availability features highlight the new release's enhancements.

Working with NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2012

Discover a network adapter-independent protocol from Microsoft that facilitates NIC teaming for virtual machines on Windows Server 2012.

Enabling and Using Windows PowerShell Web Access

Discover how to remotely run PowerShell commands and scripts in a web-based console, as well as what limitations you should expect when doing so.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Brings the Goods, Softly but Surely

Red Hat's RHEL is quietly evolving into a powerful server virtualization offering, and the latest release has more to offer than ever before.

Server Revenues Continue to Decline in 3Q13

UNIX continues to decline as Linux rises, according to third quarter 2013 data from IDC and Gartner.

Using the New SMB PowerShell Commands in Win Server 2012 R2

This month's PowerShell Commands server tutorial covers some key SMB-related changes in the PowerShell 4.0 cmdlets, some of which are due to the new SMB 3.02 functionality.

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.

HP Opens Up SDN Marketplace

SDN isn't just about the network, it's about applications. HP's new SDN App Store will bring those applications to HP SDN customers.

Working with SSH and Secure FTP Servers in Windows

While Windows doesn't offer native SSH or Secure FTP access, it's fairly easy to set up SSH and SFTP servers for securely accessing data from remote PCs or servers.

Cisco Acquiring Whiptail for $415 Million

Cisco set to expand UCS server architecture with new solid state memory system vendor acquisition.

Troubleshooting RADIUS Server or Client Issues

Our latest server tutorial reveals some handy tricks and tips for resolving Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service issues on your network.

New Nginx Plus Web Server Navigates Commercial Waters

Nginx is setting its sights on enterprises with a new all-in-one bundle of its popular open source web server that delivers commercial-grade features.

Puppet Enterprise 3 Orchestrates Configuration

Software-Defined Infrastructure comes of age in the latest release of Puppet Enterprise.

Red Hat Shifts PaaS Online

After two years in development, Red Hat's OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service is now finally considered to be generally available.

How to Set Up a WebDAV Server in Windows 7 & 8

Windows includes an FTP-like WebDAV server that is more secure and works better through firewalls than FTP. Discover how to launch your own WebDAV server in our latest server tutorial.

Why Did Juniper Join OpenStack? [VIDEO]

Bob Muglia explains why Juniper is involved with OpenStack.

New In-Memory Malware Infiltrates Web Servers

A highly stealthy strain of malware that resides entirely in memory has been silently infecting some of the world's most widely-used web servers.

Red Hat Sets JBoss Free with WildFly Application Server

Next-generation open source Java Application Server Project begins to take shape.

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