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Oracle Announces SPARC M7 with Security, Performance Enhancements

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

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

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

OpenVMS Coming to x86 Servers

HP licenses future development of DEC's OpenVMS to a startup that will push the server operating system forward.

Tags: OpenVMS, x86 servers, x86 server, HP, server os, DEC, servers

Red Hat Aims for Linux Standards for ARM Servers

The company launches a partner program with ARM, AMD and others to develop a common platform for servers powered by ARM-based chips.

Tags: Linux, Applied Micro, Intel, ARM processors, SoC, Cavium, mobile devices, IT infrastructure, AMD, servers, open source software, x86 servers, Red Hat

Red Hat Pulls the Strings on Server Management with Satellite 6

Beta release sets the stage for next level of innovation in system management.

Tags: Puppet, servers, Red Hat, server management, system management

Lenovo's RD340 Is a Workhorse of a Server

Our latest server review takes the Lenovo RD340 for a spin by setting up a VMware Virtual SAN proof-of-concept cluster.

Tags: server review, VSAN, VMware, Lenovo, servers, cluster, Virtual SAN

Top500 Supercomputer Remains Stuck at 33.86 Petaflops

The Tianhe-2 retains the crown as little has changed on the most recent list of the world's top 500 supercomputers.

Tags: Linux, TOP500, supercomputers, IBM, HP, servers, Cray, Tianhe-2, supercomputer

HP Brings Liquid Cooling to Apollo High-Performance Server Portfolio

New Apollo portfolio of servers announced as well as expanded converged systems offerings.

Tags: servers, rackmount, HP, HPC, high performance computing, converged systems, Apollo, HP Apollo

Cisco Gains as Global Server Market Continues Decline

While the overall global server market is seeing a revenue decline, IDC suggests that's not the full picture.

Tags: Server Growth, Server Market, quarterly financials, blade servers, x86 servers, servers, Cisco

Cavium ARMs New Server Chips

New ThunderX System-on-a-Chip processor debuts as Cavium expands collaboration with Linux distributions.

Tags: Linux, Linux servers, Open Compute Project, System on chip, SoC, Cavium, ARM, servers

SuperMicro Tall Tower Takes Care of Business

The company's SYS-5038A-IL packs a whole lot of features into a single tower case, and its low cost makes the server a great choice for tight budgets.

Tags: servers, tower, SuperMicro, server review, rackmount

Inside the Nebula One OpenStack Cloud Server [VIDEO]

Chris Kemp, founder of Nebula and former CTO of NASA, explains how the new cloud server appliance works.

Tags: OpenStack, servers, Cloud server, Cloud, cloud computing, Nebula

Ubuntu Orange Box Mobilizes OpenStack Clouds [VIDEO]

At the OpenStack Summit Ubuntu demonstrates a portable cloud solution as well as the first 64-bit ARM server running OpenStack.

Tags: OpenStack Summit, ARM server, OpenStack, servers, Ubuntu, Cloud, cloud computing, 64-bit

Docker Re-Imagines Server Virtualization [VIDEO]

Ben Golub, CEO of Docker, explains what containers are all about and why Docker 1.0 will be a big deal.

Tags: servers, docker, Docker 1.0, virtualization, server virtualization, hypervisor, Docker Containers

Microsoft Looking to Lure Customers Away from VMware

The company's upgraded Virtual Machine Convertor tool adds features designed to help poach VMware-based VMs and turn them into Microsoft Hyper-V ones.

Tags: VMware vSphere, VMware, hypervisor, server virtualization, servers, virtualization, Microsoft Hyper-V, Hyper-V, virtually speaking, Microsoft

HP Joins Foxconn for Cloud Servers

New servers set to complement the existing HP ProLiant server platform.

Tags: HP, Foxconn, ProLiant Gen8 server, servers, HP ProLiant, ProLiant

Two Tower Servers that Won't Tank Your Budget

What can you do with a low-end budget server? In the case of two systems from Dell and Lenovo, the answer is quite a lot.

Tags: Dell, PowerEdge, Dell PowerEdge, lenovo thinkserver, ThinkServer, Lenovo, tower, servers

IBM Launches Power 8 Servers with a Strong Linux Focus

IBM adds KVM virtualization and Ubuntu as a supported Linux distribution, while taking aim at Intel x86.

Tags: Ubuntu, power8, IBM Power System, IBM Power 8, Linux server, KVM, IBM, servers, IBM Power Systems

IBM Gearing Up for New Power8 Servers

IBM's first quarter 2014 results show a continued decline in hardware revenue, but Big Blue has a plan and new technology in the works.

Tags: servers, Linux, IBM Power Series, power8, IBM, Linux server, IBM Power Systems

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.

Tags: troubleshooting, open source, Radius, servers, server tutorial, FreeRADIUS

Cisco UCS Servers Turn 5

Project California has transformed Cisco into a major server player.

Tags: Cisco UCS, UCS, Cisco Systems, Cisco, servers, Unified Computing System, project California, Unified Computing

AMD's Massive Data Center Consolidation Project Moving Along

Advanced Micro Devices is progressing on its plans to move all of its North American data centers into a single 153,000-square-foot facility near Atlanta.

Tags: power and cooling, AMD, servers, data center, Advanced Micro Devices, data center architecture, Server Administrator

Oracle Server Business Shows Signs of Growth

Larry Ellison claims he's regularly beating IBM for big server deals as Oracle Engineered Systems take off.

Tags: EMC, servers, Oracle, Oracle Exalogic, IBM, Exalogic

Conquering Compliance and Security Challenges in Today's Data Center

In an ever-accelerating world of highly virtualized data centers, how can security and compliance possibly keep up?

Tags: servers, AirWatch, VMware, MDM, server virtualization, virtualization, EMC, mobile device management

Hyper-V Replica Resynchronization Process

Resynchronizations can become necessary when a Hyper-V Primary Server fails to properly replicate to the Replica Server. Discover what to look for and how to proceed when a Hyper-V resync is needed.

Tags: Windows Server 2012 R2, server operating system, Hyper-V, server tutorial, servers, Windows Server 2012, server os

Piston Updates OpenStack Cloud Platform

Migrating from one OpenStack release to the next is a key challenge that Piston Cloud Computing has claimed to have conquered.

Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, Piston Cloud, OpenStack Folsom, Piston, OpenStack, servers

Supermicro 1U Server Shows Its Stuff

The company's SuperServer rackmount server solution delivers an attractive blend of performance, reliability, power efficiency and affordability.

Tags: servers, SuperMicro, server review, rackmount

eWEEK at 30: Intel, ARM Ramping Up Rivalry in Mobile, Server Markets

eWEEK 30: Intel is playing catch-up in the low-power mobile device market where ARM is its strongest rival. Now ARM is taking aim at Intel's bread-and-butter data center server market.

Tags: Facebook, Windows, Google, Android, Microsoft, iPhone, smartphones, Intel, Dell, HP, Atom, servers, x86, AMD, ARM, Samsung, Lenovo, nVidia, Qualcomm, Paul Otellini, asus, hewlett-packard, tablets, data centers, mobile devices, Moore's Law, Marvell, CPUs, SoC, Linaro, Mobile World Congress, Foxconn, IBM, Apple, PCS, Calxeda, Chromebooks, Advanced Micro Devices, OEMs, microservers, hyperscale, internet of things, surface RT, Pund-IT, eWEEK 30, IoT, merrifield, Brian Krzanich, system-on-a-chip, Silvermont

2013 Global Server Market Continues to Decline

The latest analyst numbers from IDC and Gartner show a continued revenue backslide in 2013, though actual server shipment volume is up.

Tags: server vendors, servers

HP Tops Slow-Growing Server Market in Q4 2013: Gartner

IBM, which is selling its x86 server unit to Lenovo, saw large declines in both server revenue and shipments, the analyst firm says.

Tags: Oracle, IBM, Huawei, Cisco Systems, IT infrastructure, server virtualization, servers, HP, Dell, Fujitsu, hyperscale

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.

Tags: Windows Server 2012, server tutorial, servers, Windows Server 2012 R2, PowerShell, scripting, POWERSHELL CMDLETS

A Closer Look at VMware's Acquisition of AirWatch

What's behind the server virtualization leviathan jumping into the mobile device management market?

Tags: VMware, virtualization, EMC, AirWatch, servers, server virtualization, MDM, mobile device management

Dell, HP, Cisco, Others Unveil Servers Running on New Intel Xeon Chips

The high-end systems are designed to tackle data-intensive workloads like big data, business intelligence and analytics and to challenge RISC systems.

Tags: Data Analytics, Cisco Systems, enterprise software, processors, NEC, Intel, RISC, HPC, big data, ERP, SuperMicro, Dell, HP, Fujitsu, servers

HP DL580 Gen8 Server Innovates with Power

With power and cooling the two most significant operating costs for servers, a more power-efficient solution can significantly impact the bottom line. In that respect, HP's new DL580 Gen8 certainly delivers.

Tags: HP ProLiant, servers, hp gen8, power and cooling, server review, HP, Gen8

Intel Debuts Xeon E7 v2 Taking Aim at RISC

More clock speed, more memory and more I/O bandwidth highlight new server chip release.

Tags: Xeon E7 v2, Xeon, Ivy Bridge, servers, microprocessors, Intel Xeon, Xeon E7, Intel

Samsung Joins IBM's OpenPower Foundation

The group aims to extend the reach of IBM's Power architecture by licensing the chip design to companies for servers and storage systems.

Tags: open source, data storage, IBM Power Systems, bid data analytics, OpenPOWER Consortium, ARM processors, IBM, enterprise networking, SoC, HPC, Samsung, x86, servers, processors, Intel

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.

Tags: server tutorial, client, servers, Symantec, antivirus, scripting, client-server

HP Ending Free Firmware Updates for X86 ProLiant Servers

Only those customers with systems under warranty will get access to firmware updates, which had been offered for free.

Tags: Dell, x86 servers, HP, servers, IBM, IT infrastructure, Cisco Systems, firmware, ProLiant, Lenovo

Dell Unveils Proof-of-Concept ARM-Based Server

Company officials say they expect the microserver will help fuel the expansion of the ecosystem around ARM-based servers.

Tags: SoC, mobile devices, IT infrastructure, 64-bit, AMD, x86, servers, Dell, processors, Intel, ARM processors, hyperscale

AMD, ARM and Andreessen Take On the Data Center

ARM for the data center gets new life and a vote of confidence from Internet browser pioneer Marc Andreesen. Intel isn't impressed.

Tags: x86 server, AMD, Marc Andreesen, datacenter, servers, ARM, data center

Open Compute Project Takes on Converged Infrastructure, Saves Facebook $1 Billion

Is converged infrastructure a "buzzword" for vendor lock-in?

Tags: data center, servers, Facebook, Converged Infrastructure, Open Compute Project, OCP

Penguin Computing's Altus OCP31 Open Compute Project Offering

The Altus OCP31 showcases some of the key advantages a third-generation OCP-based server system can offer for those looking to save on operating costs as well as initial procurement costs.

Tags: OCP, OpenStack, servers, high-availability, Open Compute Project

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

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.

Tags: administration, Server Administrator, server tutorial, Windows Server, servers, Windows Server 2012

IBM Adopts Flash DIMMs for New X Series Servers

Big Blue turns up the heat in the enterprise server market with DIMM-based flash tech from a devilish storage partner.

Tags: x86 servers, DIMM, IBM, Big Blue, PureSystems, Diablo, servers

Integrated Systems Market Jumps Nearly 70% in Q3 2013

VCE, Cisco/NetApp and EMC top the growing market for converged systems, according to IDC.

Tags: converged systems, VCE, integrated systems, NetApp, IDC, servers, Cisco, Servers & Services, EMC

Oracle Updates Exalogic and Exadata Engineered Systems

Oracle boosts compute performance and storage capacity in the latest generation of Exa-Class systems.

Tags: compute, Exadata, Oracle Exalogic, Exalogic, Oracle, servers

HP Advances Its ConvergedSystems Portfolio

New servers debut as HP's AppSystem solutions evolve, including a new Moonshot-powered system for the delivery of hosted desktops.

Tags: servers, AppSystem, Moonshot, HP, virtualization

Server Revenues Continue to Decline in 3Q13

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

Tags: HP, servers, x86 server, revenues, Dell, Server Market, x86, IBM

Intel Execs Talk Xeon Phi at Supercomputing Show

The upcoming "Knights Landing" chip will bring significant improvements in performance, memory and interconnect, Intel officials said.

Tags: Hadoop, data storage, database, Intel, processors, Xeon Phi, AMD, nVidia, IT infrastructure, HPC, GPU, servers

Dell to Demo 64-Bit ARM-Based 'Copper' Server

The system maker will show off the server during ARM's TechCon event, where much of the attention will be ARM technology in the data center.

Tags: ARM processors, microservers, SoC, Fedora, HP, Dell, cloud computing, open source, servers

Lenovo Aims New ThinkServers at Cloud, Virtualization

The new RD540 and RD640 will be armed with Intel's new Xeon E5-2600 v2 processors and will come with new capabilities, like an extra PCIe slot.

Tags: virtualization, cloud computing, enterprise networking, data storage, IT infrastructure, Lenovo, servers, management software

HP Debuts OneView for Converged Systems Management

HP takes a new approach to managing converged infrastructure.

Tags: HP, virtualization, OneView, converged systems, HP OneView, servers, hypervisor

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.

Tags: Windows Server, servers, server tutorial, SSH, Windows Server 2012

Oracle Unveils Big Memory Machine to Support In-Memory Databases

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison kicks off OpenWorld with new hardware and software releases.

Tags: In-Memory, Oracle, In-memory database, SPARC, servers, data center, database, M6-32

Server Review: HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 Blade Server

In need of the perfect building block for workloads like storage and compute clustering that need multiple physical servers? HP has you covered with its latest half-height blade server.

Tags: blade servers, ProLiant Gen8 server, ProLiant, server review, blade server, Enterprise, Gen8, servers, HP, hp gen8

Lenovo Looking to Strengthen Server Market Position

The hardware manufacturer is taking on the likes of Dell, HP and IBM in an effort to become a major player in the x86 server market.

Tags: ThinkServer, Lenovo, servers, HP, x86 servers, Dell, x86, Server Market, IBM

ZS3 Series Storage Appliances Debut from Oracle

The new zettabyte file system-based storage systems offer the option of running without Oracle servers or software.

Tags: Storage Appliances, ZFS, Oracle, servers, Oracle Exalogic

Intel Unveils New Xeon Chips for More Dynamic Data Center

The Xeon E5-2600 v2 lineup includes almost two-dozen chips for not only servers but also storage and networking systems.

Tags: Intel, SDN, enterprise networking, HP, IBM, data storage, servers, it mobility, cloud computing, SGI, Cray, processors

Intel Takes on ARM with New Atom C2000

Intel debuts its low-power, second-generation Atom C2000 system on a chip.

Tags: system on a chip, SoC, Atom, MicroServer, Intel, servers, ARM processors, Atom processor

VMware Builds Out Virtualization for Servers, Storage, Networking

The company’s NSX virtual networking offering pulls its own technology and that from Nicira into a single solution.

Tags: VMware, IT infrastructure, cloud computing, virtualization, IT management, data storage, Nicira, big data, enterprise networking, servers

Data Center Boot Camp Revolution: Creating Leaner, Meaner Data Centers

A closer look at the emerging trends and technologies that are helping reshape the traditionally stodgy, static data center into a more efficient, highly capable software-defined beast.

Tags: ARM server, ARM, data center, AMD, Software-Defined Infrastructure, Moonshot, Copper Servers, servers, microservers, data center infrastructure, Intel, HP

IBM Opens Up Its Power Technology

Big Blue is looking to make a big move in the cloud data center market with a pair of strategic announcements.

Tags: servers, IBM Power System, POWER7+, OpenPOWER Consortium, IBM Power Series, IBM, POWER 7

IBM Flexes New Server Muscle for POWER Cloud

Big Blue is expanding its Flex Server lineup with three new POWER 7+ server designs as well as  a new double-density x86 Flex System server.

Tags: x86, servers, IBM Power System, IBM, x86 servers, IBM Power Series, POWER 7, POWER7+

HP Builds Enterprise Features into New Gen8 MicroServer

While cost may be the biggest driver for the entry-level server market, ease of configuration and management can pay big dividends, as HP's new Gen8 MicroServer shows.

Tags: hp gen8, Gen8, Enterprise, MicroServer, server review, HP, servers, microservers

IBM Brings More POWER to Linux

Big Blue's new 7R4 system brings 4-socket, 32-core architecture to Linux.

Tags: IBM Power Series, servers, IBM, IBM PowerLinux, Watson, IBM Power System, Linux server

HP's Project Odyssey Taps NEC for Mission-Critical x86 Servers

x86-based systems running in the same enclosure as Intel Itanium-based servers are a step closer to reality following the hardware vendors' latest partnership.

Tags: Itanium, x86, HP-UX, servers, NEC, x86 servers, HP

Startup Lopoco Launches Power-Efficient Server Line

Lopoco claims its new high-efficiency servers can save enterprises more than half their data center operating costs.

Tags: data centers, power efficiency, Lopoco, servers

Windows Server 2012 R2: It's the Little Things that Count

Has Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 R2 left VMware behind in terms of virtualization technology, and what BYOD features does 2012 R2 have in store for enterprises?

Tags: servers, Microsoft, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows, Windows Blue, Windows 8 Server, Windows Server 2012, server os, Microsoft Windows

Intel's New CEO Plots a Course Forward with Atom

Brian Krzanich sees a bright future for Intel's data center server business.

Tags: Atom, Intel Atom, Atom Server, Intel, earnings, servers, data center

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 Updates Server Security and MySQL

Swan song for RHEL 5.x now in beta release.

Tags: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, RHEL, Red Hat, MySQL, RHEL v5.x, servers, Linux server

SUSE Updates Enterprise Linux Server with Secure Boot

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 3 packs in new scalability features without rebasing to a new Linux kernel.

Tags: SUSE Linux, SUSE, Linux server, servers, openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Fedora Linux Set to Flock Forward [VIDEO]

Fedora 19 is now out of the box as the Fedora Project Leader explains how the community Linux project will progress for Fedora 20 and beyond.

Tags: server os, Linux server, servers, Fedora, Fedora 19, PHP 5, Linux, PHP 5.5

Inside Calxeda ARM [VIDEO]

Calxeda co-founder Larry Wikelius shows off ARM system-on-chip hardware and explains why and where ARM is growing.

Tags: Calxeda, Linux, ARM, x86, Ubuntu, EnergyCore, SoC, servers

Oracle's New SPARC SuperCluster T5-8 Includes Intel Xeon

While most of Oracle's Engineered Systems run on Intel x86 with Linux, the new SuperCluster is the exception to that rule, running on Solaris and using both SPARC and Intel.

Tags: SPARC, sparc supercluster, Intel Xeon, Oracle, Exalogic, servers, Exadata