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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.

Tags: Helion Cloud Platform, Helion Managed Private Cloud, Helion, OpenStack Cloud, HPE, servers, cloud computing, OpenStack

Server Spending Bolstered by Cloud Growth

IDC forecasts $38.2B will be spent on cloud infrastructure in 2016.

Tags: server revenue, server hardware, Cloud, IDC, public cloud, Cloud Infrastructure, private cloud, servers

OpenPOWER Foundation Details New Server Designs

Once solely the domain of IBM, multiple vendors are now building servers based on the POWER architecture.

Tags: servers, Google, open source, IBM, IBM Power, IBM POWER8, OpenPOWER, OpenPOWER Foundation, Rackspace, server hardware

How AppFormix Uses Intel RDT to Improve Performance [PODCAST]

Sumeet Singh, Founder and CEO of AppFormix, discusses how Intel RDT and AppFormix are helping to eliminate noisy neighbors.

Tags: AppFormix, servers, Intel RDT, Intel Xeon E5-2600, Intel, Xeon, Intel Xeon

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.

Tags: servers, Windows client, server tutorial, Windows 8, Remote Desktop Services from Microsoft, Windows 10 Pro, Windows Server, RDP, Windows Server 2016, remote desktop multiple users, Remote Desktop Protocol, Remote Desktop, Windows Server 2012, Windows 10 Home

Hyperscale Environments Pressure Server OEMs

The Googles, Facebooks and Amazons of the world are buying a lot of servers, and many of them are coming from smaller ODMs.

Tags: Cisco Systems, Lenovo, servers, Dell, Google, Facebook, Amazon, HPE, ODMs, hyperscale data centers

Global Server Sales Top $55B in 2015

Analyst firms Gartner and IDC report single-digit growth for servers in 2015.

Tags: x86 server, x86 servers, whitebox, Server Market, servers, server hardware, Server Growth, HPE, server shipments

Streamlining Admin Tasks with SCVMM PowerShell Commands

Microsoft's System Center Virtual Machine Manager includes its own set of handy PowerShell commands for facilitating interactions with VMs, Hyper-V hosts and more.

Tags: System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Windows Server 2012, NIC, PowerShell, virtual machine, Hyper-V, servers, System Center, Azure, Windows, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, server tutorial, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, Server Administrator

IBM Boosts Mainframe Security

Big Blue claims its new mainframe is the world's most secure server.

Tags: servers, IBM mainframe, IBM servers, IBM z13 mainframe, IBM, mainframe, Big Blue, server hardware, IBM z System

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Scales Large Linux Workloads with Integrity

HPE announces new Integrity MC990 X server optimized for Linux.

Tags: server hardware, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Integrity, servers, Linux, HPE Integrity MC990 X Server, Hewlett Packard, HPE

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.

Tags: servers, server hardware, mainframe, IBM, LinuxONE, mainframes, IBM mainframe, IBM servers, Big Blue

AMD Finally Gets ARM-Based Server Chip to Market

The chip maker launches its delayed Opteron A1100 SoC into a data center market that officials say is now more ready for ARM-based processors.

Tags: data storage, Intel, servers, ARM processors, data center infrastructure, SoC, enterprise networking, AMD

Installing and Using Microsoft Azure PowerShell Version 1.0

While you can use previous versions of Azure PowerShell cmdlets to interact with Azure resources, there are several key benefits offered in the new Azure PowerShell 1.0.

Tags: Windows, Windows Server 2016, System Center, servers, Hyper-V, virtual machine, Microsoft Azure, PowerShell, NIC, Windows Server 2012, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Server Administrator, guest operating system, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012 R2, Azure

Azure: Opting for ARM or the Classic Way of Doing Things?

While Microsoft has introduced a new way to manage Azure resources, there are several key reasons you might not want to utilize the Azure Resource Manager, at least not yet.

Tags: Microsoft Azure, Windows Server 2016, NIC, Windows Server 2012, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Server Administrator, guest operating system, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012 R2, virtual machine, Hyper-V, servers, System Center, Azure, Windows, PowerShell

Global Server Revenues Grow in the Third Quarter

IDC and Gartner provide reason for continued optimism in the server market.

Tags: Server Market, Gartner, server, IDC, server revenue, servers

CoreOS Enables ISE to Use Containers for Options Trading

Bare metal servers across New York, New Jersey and Chicago now use CoreOS to enable over 150 million messages a second.

Tags: CoreOS, containerization, RHEL, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, servers, data center, Bare Metal, containers

Manipulating Azure Storage Accounts Using Storage PowerShell cmdlets

The Microsoft Azure dev team has provided six PowerShell cmdlets that can be useful when working with Azure storage accounts from the command line.

Tags: System Center, servers, Hyper-V, virtual machine, Microsoft Azure, PowerShell, Windows Server 2016, Azure, Windows Server 2012, Server Administrator, Windows Server 2012 R2, guest operating system, Windows, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, server tutorial

HPE Enters Composable Infrastructure Space With Synergy

The vendor joins Cisco, Intel and others in offering highly agile, configurable infrastructures that can run both traditional and cloud workloads.

Tags: enterprise networking, Cisco Systems, servers, Dell, processors, Intel, HPE, data storage, composable infrastructure

Vapor IO Brings OpenDCRE to General Availability

Open Data Center Runtime Environment (OpenDCRE) is now production-grade ready as an evolutionary step forward from IPMI.

Tags: open source, Vapor, Vapor IO, Vapor Chamber, datacenter, data center management, servers, data center

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.

Tags: in-memory database servers, Oracle, data encryption, data security, servers, SPARC M7, processors

IBM Sees Promise in Power 8 Servers and System z Mainframes

Big Blue reports third quarter fiscal 2015 revenue of $19.3 billion.

Tags: Big Blue, server hardware, IBM, Power 8, servers, quarterly earnings, big data, mainframes, system z

Intel Data Center Revenues Driving Growth

While the PC market is far from dead, it's not Intel's growth leader either.

Tags: IoT, revenues, Intel, data center, datacenter, servers, internet of things, quarterly earnings

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: servers, administration, server admin, Windows Server, Windows Server 2016, server administrators, Server Administrator, Windows Server 2012, server tutorial

NGINX Plus R7 Brings HTTP2 Support to Servers

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

Tags: Nginx, NGINX Plus Release 6, Nginx Plus 2.0, servers, Nginx Web server, open source, HTTP2, web server

An Azure Lexicon for Working with Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure

Creating and using Azure virtual machines in the public cloud involves knowing and understanding a variety of defined Azure terms and components.

Tags: Windows, Windows Server 2012 R2, server tutorial, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, guest operating system, Server Administrator, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Windows Server 2012, NIC, PowerShell, Microsoft Azure, virtual machine, Hyper-V, servers, System Center, Azure

Creating Azure Virtual Machines Quickly and Painlessly

There are several ways to create an Azure Virtual Machine, and the best option will likely depend on your role and expertise.

Tags: Azure, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, NIC, PowerShell, Microsoft Azure, virtual machine, Hyper-V, Windows, servers, System Center, server tutorial, Server Administrator, guest operating system, POWERSHELL CMDLETS

Linuxcon: The Changing Role of the Server OS

Oracle's top Linux engineer details how containers are changing the world, and why containers themselves still need to change.

Tags: LinuxCon, server os, servers, Linux, Oracle, container, containerization, containers

IBM Launches New Linux Mainframes and Open Mainframe Project

Linux on the mainframe is a big deal for IBM and it's about to get even bigger.

Tags: IBM, Linux server, mainframe, server hardware, servers, Open Mainframe Project, Linux, Linux mainframe, LinuxONE, mainframes

Tips and Considerations When Creating Virtual Machines in Azure

At first glance, it might seem easy to set up a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure, but there are several important considerations to keep in mind before creating a VM in Azure.

Tags: virtual machine, Windows, Azure, System Center, Microsoft Azure, Hyper-V, servers, Windows Server 2012, server tutorial, Server Administrator, Windows Server 2012 R2

IBM 2Q15 Revenue Reported at $20.8 Billion

IBM's focus on analytics and the cloud is starting to pay off, with Big Blue's server hardware systems reaping the benefits.

Tags: big data, server hardware, servers, IBM, POWER8 processor, Cloud, system z

SUSE Brings ARM Server Support to Linux Distribution

The company unveils a version of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 for ARM-based servers powered by ARM chips from Applied Micro, Cavium and others.

Tags: AMD, servers, Intel, open-source software, Applied Micro, SUSE Linux Enterprise 12, ARM processors, software development, Cavium

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.

Tags: Zend Server 8, Zend Server, Zend, application server, PHP 7, PHP, servers

How Dell Puts Cloud Servers Together [VIDEO]

Jim Ganthier, VP and GM for engineered solutions and cloud at Dell, discusses how his company approaches engineering server systems.

Tags: Cloud, server hardware, servers, cloud servers, Cloud server, Dell, Engineered Systems, OpenStack

The End of the Road for Windows Server 2003 and 2008

With mainstream support for Windows Server 2008 R2 coming to an end, it's a great time to make the leap to Windows Server 2012 R2 and reap the benefit of all its new Hyper-V enhancements.

Tags: Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, servers, Hyper-V, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2012, Server Administrator, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012 R2

What's Coming in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2?

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

Tags: RHEL, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Linux server, servers, Red Hat Summit, RHEL 7.2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2

Move-VM, Move-VMStorage and Compare-VM PowerShell cmdlets for Hyper-V

Discover the power behind three valuable PowerShell cmdlets available to Hyper-V server admins.

Tags: servers, Windows Server 2012 R2, PowerShell, Windows, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012, Server Administrator, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, server tutorial

30 Percent of Servers Worldwide Sit Idle, Report Says

The 10 million "comatose" servers that deliver no data or services represent $30 billion in wasted infrastructure capital, according to researchers.

Tags: servers, power consumption, data center architecture, CPUs

HP's DL180 Gets the Gen9 Treatment

The HP DL180 Gen9 server may be just what you need if you're looking for a budget-priced two-socket server.

Tags: server hardware, server review, HP Gen 9, Windows Server 2012, HP Gen9, Windows Server, HP servers, servers

1Q15 Server Revenues Hit $12.8 Billion

The latest state of the server market numbers are in from IDC and Gartner, and the general trend is quite positive.

Tags: data center, datacenter, server revenue, hyperscale, hyperscale data centers, Server Market, servers

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.

Tags: Windows, Windows Server 2012 R2, NIC, wsus, Server Administrator, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server Update Services, server tutorial, Hyper-V, servers

QuinStreet Enterprise Research: Security Breaches Lead to Server Corruption

New exclusive research from QuinStreet Enterprise details the risks of security breaches for server administrators.

Tags: Security Breaches, security breach, Server Administrator, SecurityTopicRally, servers, Security Concerns, server security

Dell's PowerEdge R920 Is a Monster of a Server

Dell's high-end R920 server certainly sports the specs, but can it handle nearly any workload of any size without skipping a beat?

Tags: server hardware, Dell PowerEdge, Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, VMware, servers, server review, datacenter, Dell, PowerEdge, data center

Key Deployment Considerations when Working with SCVMM 2012 R2

While System Center Virtual Machine Manager can help efficiently manage your virtualization infrastructure, make sure to brush up on these core details before installing it in a production environment.

Tags: Windows Server 2012, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Server Administrator, server tutorial, Hyper-V, Windows, System Center, servers, Windows Server 2012 R2

Fujitsu Boosts Performance of Its M10 Servers

The vendor said faster SPARC64 X+ chips will help the M10-1 and M10-4 servers, jointly developed with Oracle, increase performance by 30 percent.

Tags: data center infrastructure, Oracle, internet of things, big data analytics, Unix operating system, Fujitsu, processors, servers

OpenPOWER: The First Fight Isn’t Intel, It’s ARM

Rob Enderle doesn't think OpenPOWER will have much trouble rolling over ARM on servers. There is simply too much of an imbalance.

Tags: HP, IBM, ARM, analysts, servers, Intel, OpenPOWER, Vendor management

Configuring NIC Teaming for Virtual Machines with Hyper-V 3.0

In our latest server tutorial discover how NIC Teaming can be used for Hyper-V virtual machines on Hyper-V 3.0 on Windows Server 2012.

Tags: Windows Server 2012 R2, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012, NIC, Hyper-V, servers, Windows

HP Debuts Cloudline Servers from Foxconn Joint Venture

The new Cloudline servers are not intended to compete against existing ProLiant servers.

Tags: Cloudline, HP, blade server, servers, ProLiant, Foxconn, HP servers, cloud servers

Intel Debuts Xeon D System-on-a-Chip for Server Density

New chip family from Intel takes aim at the edge of the data center.

Tags: Intel, server chips, system-on-a-chip, data center, Intel Xeon D, SoC, Intel Xeon, servers, Xeon

Global Server Market Grew to $50.9 Billion in 2014

More servers were shipped in 2014 than ever before, with x86-based systems driving the growth.

Tags: IDC, hyperscale, servers, Server Market, Gartner, x86 servers

Cheatsheet for Supported Guest OSes on Hyper-V 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V supports an extensive variety of Windows operating systems and popular Linux distributions, so many in fact it can be a bit confusing keeping track of them all. Eliminate the confusion with this handy guide.

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

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.

Tags: RADIUS Server, servers, Server Administrator, Radius, troubleshooting, server tutorial

Oracle Goes After Cisco UCS, with the 'Whole Megillah'

Oracle aims to compete on price, but Cisco isn't worried.

Tags: Engineered Systems, Cisco UCS, Oracle Database, server hardware, servers, Cisco, Oracle, IBM

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.

Tags: server tutorial, servers, DNS Servers, Linux, DNS service, DNS, Linux server

Red Hat's OpenStack Tech Leadership Discusses Cloud Direction [VIDEO]

Mark McLoughlin, Red Hat's OpenStack technical lead, details cloud product efforts at the Linux leader.

Tags: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Cloud, OpenStack, Red Hat, RedHat, cloud computing, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, Linux servers, OpenStack Cloud, servers

Open Server Summit Shines on Software-Defined Architectures

Scaling today's systems to meet the challenges that are arising from the mountains of data created by the Internet of Things will require leaning heavily on software and new technologies.

Tags: software-defined storage, internet of things, IoT, software-defined everything, servers, data center, software-defined data center

Red Hat Looks to OpenShift Containers for the Future

Red Hat reports third quarter fiscal 2015 earnings of $456 million, and the company sees emerging opportunities for further growth.

Tags: OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, earnings report, OpenShift, servers, Red Hat, Cloud, cloud computing

Oracle Accelerates to the Cloud

Oracle server hardware sales on the rebound, but the real driver of growth is in the cloud.

Tags: server hardware, earnings, IaaS, SaaS, Oracle, Oracle Exalogic, earnings report, servers, PaaS, Cloud

Rackspace Embraces OpenPOWER

Rackspace is now the 80th member of the IBM-led OpenPower Alliance, even though Rackspace has never actually deployed a Power system.

Tags: data center, Rackspace, IBM, Cloud, IBM POWER8, OpenPOWER, servers, power8

Inside CoreOS Linux, Why Fleet and etcd Matter [VIDEO]

Brandon Philips, CTO of CoreOS, explains how his company's Linux server operating system components fit together.

Tags: server operating system, Linux server, Linux, servers, CoreOS Linux, CoreOS

HP Gen9 Servers Pack More Punch

HP continues to innovate with each new generation of servers while maintaining the tradition of engineering quality hardware. Do the new Gen9 systems live up to that high standard?

Tags: server review, HP Gen9, HP Gen 9, blade server, servers, HP, data center

Fedora 21 Retools Linux for Servers

The first release of Red Hat's community Linux project in 2014 provides server, cloud and workstation-focused products.

Tags: Fedora, servers, Fedora 21, Linux, containers, containerization, Linux server

Third Quarter 2014 Server Revenues Rise

Reports from IDC and Gartner provide a hint of optimism as revenue and server unit shipments grow, thanks largely to the cloud.

Tags: server shipments, Gartner, servers, HP, server revenue, IDC

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.

Tags: server tutorial, Linux server, Linux, firewall software, servers, firewall

Cavium Debuts 48-Core ARM Server Chip

New ARM chips could be a big boost for Linux distributions.

Tags: Cavium, servers, ARM, server chips, ARM processors

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.

Tags: servers, Network Management & Monitoring, Network shell, server tutorial, workstations, Remote Server, Remote Server Management, Netsh

OpenStack and the Mysteries of the Universe

CERN details its massive server deployment and use of OpenStack at this week's Paris Summit.

Tags: servers, Cloud, cloud computing, OpenStack, CERN, OpenStack Icehouse, OpenStack Cloud

Configuring 802.1X Server Settings for Apple Devices

Learn how to pre-configure 802.1X and other network settings on Mac OS X and iOS devices for increased security and better user friendliness.

Tags: server tutorial, servers, VMs, server operating system, virtualization, UEFI, Radius, 802.1x, IOS, server os, Mac OS X, network settings, virtual machine

VCE Launches New Converged Server Platforms

Joint venture for VMware, Cisco and EMC continues to grow and bear fruit.

Tags: servers, networking, Cisco, EMC, VMware, VCE, vCenter, converged systems

Data Centers Face Major Disruptions in Near Future: Gartner

From competition to changing workloads to tensions with China, significant changes are coming to data centers, the analysts say.

Tags: SDN, ARM processors, AMD, IT infrastructure, Gartner, Cisco Systems, data centers, enterprise networking, Flash Storage, data storage, Intel, HP, servers

Intel Xeon E5 v3 Aims to Be a Leading Indicator

Intel pulls the wraps off its latest server silicon, promising dramatic improvements in performance, security and monitoring capabilities.

Tags: Haswell processors, Intel Xeon, Haswell, server processor, Xeon E5 processor, Intel Xeon E5, servers, Intel

Dell Ups Its Game with the New T630 Tower Server

In conjunction with the release of the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 Haswell processors, Dell has rolled out a portfolio of new servers that includes the PowerEdge T630.

Tags: server review, server hardware, storage server, Windows Server, servers, Haswell processors, Intel Xeon, Haswell, data center, Dell, datacenter

Cisco Expands UCS Server Lineup for Cloud and the Edge

UCS rack and blade servers now have some company in Cisco's biggest server update in years.

Tags: Cisco UCS Mini, UCS, Cisco UCS, Cisco, Cisco UCS M-Series Modular Servers, servers

Enabling Server Validation for Windows and Android 802.1X Clients

Discover how server validation for 802.1X clients can help ensure your users reach the correct RADIUS server and avoid being duped by fake servers set up by hackers.

Tags: server tutorial, virtual machine, server operating system, Radius, Windows, 802.1x, Android, servers

New Gen 9 Servers Arriving from HP

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

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

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

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