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Dell PowerEdge Microserver Buying Guide

With microservers threatening to become the next great server form factor, Dell is pushing micros hard with the debut of its third generation PowerEdge microserver.


Tags: server, Dell, servers, buyer's guide, Buying Guide, PowerEdge, buyers guide, Dell PowerEdge, MicroServer

IBM System z (Mainframe) Buying Guide

While IBM last introduced a major new zEnterprise System in 2010, the company certainly hasn't been resting on its mainframe laurels since then.  Our latest Buyer's Guide explores the recent additions and innovations to the company's mainframe line.


Tags: IBM, mainframe, buyer's guide, Buying Guide, system z

Kontron Servers Buying Guide

Not familiar with Kontron? You're not alone. Until recently, it's main business was embedded boards and integrated computing platforms. Now the hardware vendor has added rackmount computers and enclosures to its lineup.


Tags: Intel, hardware, server hardware, buyer's guide, rackmount

Server Virtualization Buyer's Guide -- VMware

VMware reigns as leader of the server virtualization market, offering a product range spans from simple server consolidation for SMBs to data center automation and fully fledged cloud computing environments for enterprises and service providers.


Tags: virtualization technology, server virtualization, hypervisor, VMware, buyer's guide, vSphere, esxi, vCenter, vcloud, VMware ESX Server

HP Integrity Server Buyer's Guide

HP's Integrity servers don't see nearly as much refresh action as its ProLiant line. This year, a new NonStop BladeSystem and Integrity Superdome means big changes for its high-end line.
Tags: HP, buyer's guide, Integrity, NonStop, SuperDome

HP ProLiant Servers Buyer's Guide

HP's popular ProLiant line spans the full range of server form factors, from microserver to rack, tower, and blade to its scale-out lines. Find out what's new in these five categories.


Tags: HP, buyer's guide, x86 server, ProLiant, BladeSystem, MicroServer

Unisys Server Buyer's Guide

If you ruled out Unisys because you think it sells just old school mainframes, it's time to give this server provider another look. The OEM's high-end x86 servers and mainframes take full advantage of its years of experience in implementing enterprise-class solutions.
Tags: server hardware, mainframe, buyer's guide, x86 server, Unisys

Stratus Fault Tolerant Server Buyer's Guide

If you're looking for high availability and high performance, check out Stratus Technologies' fault tolerant server family. The ftServer platform relies on its x86 hardware design as well as homegrown high availability software to deliver on Status' uptime assurance.
Tags: high availability, buyer's guide, fault-tolerant, stratus, ftserver

Oracle Buyer's Guide, Users Weigh In

Oracle users weigh in on how they perceive the vendor these days. How big of an impact is its smack at Itanium having, and how are non-Oracle software shops faring? Learn where the company remains strong and where there may be room for improvement or concern.
Tags: Oracle, Red Hat, buyer's guide, Itanium, x86 server

HP ProLiant Scalable System Buyer's Guide

No longer just for the low end of the server performance totem pole, x86 servers are increasingly finding their way into the HPC market. With its ProLiant Scalable System line, HP has made great strides to fill this ever-growing market.
Tags: HP, buyer's guide, HPC, ProLiant, high performance computing

Oracle Server Buyer's Guide

More than a year after acquiring Sun Microsystems, the question remains: Where is Oracle going with its Sun server bounty, and where does it see the industry heading?
Tags: Oracle, buyer's guide, x86 server, netra, SPARC

Dell Server Buyer's Guide

Dell's latest refresh of its server portfolio puts new processors and added intelligence front and center. The servers are available in blade, rack and tower form factors, with 17 new PowerEdge machines featuring the latest AMD Opteron 6000 and Intel Xeon 5600 series processors.
Tags: Dell, buyer's guide, PowerEdge, blade server

EMC VNX Disk Array Buyer's Guide

VNX marks the end of an era at EMC. It consolidates two longstanding product lines, CLARiiON and Celerra, into one line, unifying SAN and NAS and enabling unstructured data growth in traditional, virtual and cloud environments to be more easily and efficiently managed.
Tags: EMC, SAN, virtual, NAS, buyer's guide

NEC Servers Buyer's Guide

The introduction of gen six of NEC's scalable, fault-tolerant server helped make 2010 its best year in the IT Platform business in the United States in half a decade. See what the server hardware vendor has to offer.
Tags: virtualization, NEC, buyer's guide, Fault Tolerant, blade server

IBM Power Systems Buyer's Guide

IBM's release of the Power7 processor and a corresponding refresh of Power-based servers earlier this year has steadily breathed new life into what some believed was a stagnant product family. If you're in the market for a Unix server, here's what Big Blue has to offer.
Tags: IBM, Unix server, Power7, buyer's guide, Power Systems

IBM System z Buyer's Guide

Despite some assertions, mainframe technology is still alive and kicking. Those in the market for one of these high-end boxes will be hard-pressed to avoid IBM's System z. The mainframe family strives to be innovative and cutting edge while remaining true to its legacy.
Tags: IBM, mainframe, buyer's guide, system z, z10

Oracle T3 Server Buyer's Guide

Oracle threw down the gauntlet at the high-end of the server market this week, demonstrating its commitment to Sun servers at its annual OpenWorld show in San Francisco.
Tags: Oracle, Sun, server hardware, OpenWorld, buyer's guide

Supermicro Buyer's Guide

It may not be a household word, but SuperMirco is succeeding selling blade, rack and tower servers to all sizes of companies -- from small businesses to the Fortune 1000 enterprises.
Tags: blade, buyer's guide, rack, SuperMicro, tower

HP Servers Buyer's Guide

Our latest Server Buyer's Guide looks at what the No. 1 server hardware vendor is selling these days.
Tags: HP, server hardware, buyer's guide, Integrity, ProLiant

EMC Buyer's Guide: EMC Goes x86

It wasn't long ago that RISC processors powered EMC's server lines. Today, Intel's Nehalem EX processor is the power behind its four server lines. Together, Celerra, Centera, Clariion and Symmetrix offer a variety of solutions to match a variety of budgets.
Tags: EMC, Intel, x86 servers, buyer's guide, Clariion

Dell Servers Buyer's Guide

In the past few months, Dell overhauled its PowerEdge server line to provide its x86 servers with greater reliability, improved performance and the ability to handle tougher workloads. Here's what to expect if you're in the market for Dell servers.
Tags: Dell, x86 servers, buyer's guide, PowerEdge, dell servers

Blade Servers Buyer's Guide, x86 Edition

Looking to buy x86 blade servers? Here's what HP, IBM, Dell and Fujitsu have to offer.
Tags: IBM, Dell, HP, buyer's guide, Server Blades

EMC VPlex Buyer's Guide

With its recent release of VPlex, EMC is anything but quiet about its private cloud vision. At EMC World earlier this month, it elaborated on plans to go the distance with virtual storage.
Tags: EMC, virtual storage, server hardware, buyer's guide, EMC VPLEX

RISC to x86 Server Migration Buyer's Guide

As UNIX- and RISC-based servers lose ground to x86, should you consider making the switch? Is it the beginning of the end for UNIX servers?
Tags: Dell, RISC, Unix server, buyer's guide, x86 server