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New Gen 9 Servers Arriving from HP

Next-generation servers set to support 40 Gigabit Ethernet networking and 12 Gb/s storage drives.


Tags: Intel, HP, servers, server hardware, Intel Xeon, HP Gen9, HP Gen 9

Stacking Up Three Windows Server-Based Storage Solutions

Our latest server review compares several storage solutions running under either Windows Storage Server or Windows Server Essentials.


Tags: servers, server hardware, Windows Server, storage server, server review, Windows Server 2012, Windows Storage Server, Windows Server Essentials

Oracle Announces SPARC M7 with Security, Performance Enhancements

Integration with Database and Java development teams leads to new server CPU innovations.


Tags: Java, database, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, servers, server hardware, SPARC, SPARC M7

Super Micro SuperServer Delivers the Power

Consolidation is the name of the game in today's datacenter, and Super Micro has plenty of systems to help, including the SuperServer F627R3-R72B+.


Tags: datacenter, data center, servers, server hardware, rackmount, server review, SuperMicro

IBM Sells Server Business to Lenovo for $2.3 Billion

After another disappointing year of hardware sales, IBM throws in the towel on its low-end server business.


Tags: IBM, blade servers, servers, server hardware, Lenovo, IBM Power Systems

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.


Tags: Dell, data center, HP, server management, server hardware, server review

VMware CTO: Server Vendors Love Virtualization

The software-defined data center is not a threat to server vendors.


Tags: virtualization, server hardware, hypervisor, VMware, Virtualization Management

Editor's Note: A Time for Change at ServerWatch

ServerWatch Senior Managing Editor Amy Newman looks back on her 13 years of steering the site through industry and publishing changes, and welcomes a new editor on board.


Tags: open source, Apache, virtualization, server hardware, web server, ftp server, server software

IBM PureSystems Melds Hardware and Software Patterns

Big Blue wants to make it easier to get systems up with enterprise application pattern approach.


Tags: IBM, server hardware

HP AMD CPU Upgrades Crank Up the Capacity

A processor refresh doesn't necessarily mean you need a new server. Sometimes, simply dropping in new chips gives your server a huge performance boost. Paul Ferrill demonstrates how AMD's new 16-core chip ups the compute capacity of the HP ProLiant DL 385 G7 by 25 percent.


Tags: HP, server hardware, AMD, ProLiant

AMD Buys SeaMicro in a Bid to Capture Clouds

AMD to sell the startup's Intel processors-based cloud servers -- for now.


Tags: cloud computing, server hardware, AMD, SeaMicro

7 Blade Server Solutions to Transform Your Data Center

Boost your virtualization, private cloud or database-backed computing with these new blade servers. You'll save space, power and deployment headaches with high-density blade servers from your favorite manufacturers.


Tags: Oracle, IBM, Dell, Cisco, HP, server hardware, server blade, SuperMicro

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

SuperMicro SuperServer 5037C-T, a Server Option Beyond the Big Three

Looking for a solid entry-level server? Prefer to work with a smaller reseller rather than a large OEM? The SuperMicro SuperServer 5037C-T might be just right for your organization.


Tags: SMB, server hardware, SuperMicro, tower

HP Expands VirtualSystem for VMware

HP packages up physical services to deliver virtual services.


Tags: HP, server hardware, VMworld

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Tags: open source server, data center management, server hardware, server virtualization, server security, server review, server os, server software

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

Stop Software Attacks From Destroying Your Servers

Stuxnet-style malware that attacks computer hardware, physically destroying servers, networking equipment and storage resources in your data center is easier to create than you might think. Learn how to stop it in its tracks.
Tags: server hardware, malware, server security, Stuxnet

Happy Birthday, IBM: Big Blue Turns 100 in June

IBM becomes a centenarian this month, a rare feat in an industry riddled with one-hit wonders and decade-old vendors that are considered venerable. How has this longstanding industry standard bearer kept pace with the times?
Tags: IBM, server hardware, IDC, Gartner, Server Market

Build Your Own Linux Test Server, Setting Up Storage

We continue our step-by-step guide of how to build a Linux test server. This time, we examine storage options and how to configure the machine as a test bed for new Linux distros.
Tags: testing tool, server hardware, Linux server, storage hardware, Storage

IBM System z

Mainframes may have been around since the 1940s, but, at least in the case IBM's System z, their capabilities are well suited for the 21st Century.


Tags: IBM, server hardware, mainframe, system z

Build Your Own Linux Test Server

If you're short on cash but looking for a server to test operating systems and virtual environments or a flexible machine capable of being quickly reconfigured for testing purposes, consider building your own. Here's how.
Tags: Linux, server hardware, Linux server, OS

Dell PowerEdge Servers

Dell's PowerEdge server family offers rack, tower and blade models designed for organizations of all sizes, from  the smallest of SMBs through large enterprises.


Tags: Dell, server hardware, dell servers, Dell PowerEdge

Dell First Server

Buying that first server isn't easy, but with Dell's first server program, enterprises can buy what they need for the present with an eye on the future.


Tags: Dell, server hardware, dell servers

10 Data Center Server Hardware Must-Haves

When making your 2011 hardware purchases, leave room for a few key items you really require to make good service great.
Tags: Top 10, SAN, server hardware, NAS, data center infrastructure

Dell's Acquisitions Part of Larger Enterprise Play

Dell embraces a startup mentality to reshape its image from being just a direct seller of hardware to a more comprehensive provider of all kinds of IT services.
Tags: cloud computing, Dell, Kace, server hardware, Scalent

What's Hot (and What's Not) for Servers

x86 servers are still in, but brand loyalty is out. Dell satisfies, while Oracle disappoints. Gabriel Consulting Group's third annual data center survey reveals the latest server trends and differentiators.
Tags: IBM, Dell, x86 servers, HP, server hardware

Dell Joins Novell for Linux Appliances

SUSE Linux Appliance program expands with Dell partnership.
Tags: Linux, Dell, server hardware, appliance, SUSE Linux

White Box Server Market Evolves Past Commodity Status

White box vendors were once known for being an inexpensive source for hardware. Today, with IBM, Dell and HP selling commodity servers at similar, and sometimes lower, price points, these companies must find an underserved niche if they are to survive. Electronics Nexus is one company that has been able to this by selling high-end custom servers and GPU supercomputers to SMBs.
Tags: IBM, SMB, HP, server hardware, whitebox

10 Server Predictions for '11

10 predictions based on server trends and server hardware evolution. How accurate will they be?
Tags: SSD, server hardware, hypervisor, OS, 2011

10 Server Hardware Highlights of 2010

From Oracle's acquisition of Sun to Cisco releasing blade servers to SSDs going mainstream, 2010 was an eventful year for server hardware. Revisit the 10 most notable milestones.
Tags: Oracle, IBM, server hardware, 2010, Cisco UCS

Server Hardware Revenue Growth Strongest in a Decade

Worldwide server hardware revenue in the latest quarter increased 13.2 percent from 2009, according to IDC. The research firm also reports HP and IBM remain in a tight race for bragging rights to the leading share of revenue.
Tags: IBM, Dell, HP, server hardware, IDC

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

Oracle Sets High Performance Server Hardware Agenda

Promises to double application performance on Sparc systems every two years.
Tags: Oracle, Sun, Solaris, server hardware, HPC

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

Cloud Computing Drives Server Spending

An industry push for cloud computing services is driving new spending on server hardware.
Tags: cloud computing, server hardware

Dell Warns of Malware-Infected Server Motherboards

Dell is warning its customers that there is malware on some server motherboards.
Tags: server, Dell, server hardware, malware, motherboard

AMD Puts Pressure on Intel Server Processor Market Share

How long will Intel continue to dominate the server and PC processor markets?
Tags: server, Intel, server hardware, AMD, processor

SeaMicro Server Powered By Hundreds of Intel Atom Chips

The SM10000 server can use up to 512 Intel Atom chips as an alternative to more power-hungry microprocessors.
Tags: server, server hardware, Intel Atom

The Current State of Server Technology

Server technology is at a crossroads as x86 performance threatens high-end RISC/Itanium dominance.
Tags: server, server hardware, x86, processor, server technology

Plenty of AMD Server Hardware in TOP500 Supercomputers

Jaguar, a massive, 1.75 petaflop Cray XT5 supercomputer is based on the Six-Core AMD Opteron processor.
Tags: server hardware, AMD, supercomputer

From Obsolete Servers to Private Cloud in 3 Easy Steps

Frustrated with outdated equipment? Learn how to turn your old servers into a private cloud using open source tools.
Tags: cloud computing, CentOS, private cloud, server hardware, virtualbox

Worldwide Server Hardware Shipments Up 23 Percent: Gartner

After a year of free-falling, server hardware sales are finally starting to rebound. While the numbers are good now, the industry is coming off a drop in sales in previous quarters. Which parts of the server industry are headed in the right direction?
Tags: IBM, Dell, HP, server hardware, Gartner

Server Hardware: Power7 Blades Versus X64 Blades

When it comes to price/performance issues, which blade is best?
Tags: server, blade, server hardware, blade server

Data Center Server Performance

To squeeze greater efficiencies out of data center investments, it makes sense to start the process on the server side.
Tags: server, server performance, server hardware, cooling, power

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

IBM Server Designed for Nvidia's Tesla

IBM's half-depth Xeon server will ogffer space for Nvidias Fermi technology.
Tags: server, IBM, server hardware, GPU

Xeon is Money in the Bank for Intel

Intel expects 70 percent of design wins from storage vendors opting to use Xeons.
Tags: server, Intel, Xeon, server hardware

CAStor Offers Power Conservation for Storage Server Hardware

Caringo has announced that its new CAStor 4.0 software includes an adaptive power conservation technology.
Tags: server, power management, server hardware, storage server

HP Superdome 2 Benchmarked

HP publishes benchmark test results of the forthcoming Tukwila Itanium 9300 servers.
Tags: server, server hardware, HP< Superdome

IBM System x Server Buyer's Guide

IBM has taken to the road with the message that Intel's Nehalem EX processors coupled with Big Blue's system engineering talents has resulted in a platform well-suited for virtualization, consolidation and mission-critical applications. Does the server hardware live up to the praise?
Tags: IBM, virtualization, Intel, server hardware, System x

iXsystems Donates Hardware for Open-Source Server Community

The company has donated new server hardware for the FreeBSD Project's Quality Assurance Tinderbox.
Tags: server, server hardware, FreeBSD, Open-source Server

Server Virtualization, Consolidation Break Technology Refresh Cycle

Performance audits, server consolidation and server virtualization all offer ways to break out of the technology refresh rut -- permanently.
Tags: server hardware, server virtualization, server consolidation

The 'New Normal' for Server Hardware

Analysts are predicting grim IT spending picture with longer life spans for server hardware, postponed refreshes and a surge in leasing highly likely.
Tags: hardware, server hardware, spending

NEC Express5800 Enterprise Server Record

NEC is one of several server vendors getting a boost with the the Xeon 7500 series processor.
Tags: server, server hardware, processor, Xeon 7500

SGI Offers AMD Opteron 6000 in Server Lines

The company has extended support for AMD Opteron processors across its entire design-to-order server portfolio.
Tags: server, server hardware, AMD, SGI, Opteron 6000