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LinuxCon: How Facebook Monitors Hundreds of Thousands of Servers with Netconsole

By looking at the lowest level of data traffic, Facebook is able to identify potential server problems before they become outages.


Tags: open source, Linux, Facebook, bugs, servers, server hardware, LinuxCon, netconsole

New Supermicro SuperBlades Pack Some Serious Power

Supermicro's latest blade servers feature Intel Broadwell CPUs and when paired with NVMe and SSD disks are total screamers in terms of performance.


Tags: SSD, blade, blade servers, servers, blades, server review, SuperMicro, tower, nvme, Windows Server 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Buying SGI for $275M

Move brings additional High Performance Computing (HPC) and Big Data technology to HPE.


Tags: data center, servers, SGI, HPC, big data, high performance computing, Silicon Graphics, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE

Cisco's UCS Mini Is Ready for any Workload

There's nothing "mini" about the Cisco UCS Mini -- it's a full-fledged blade server platform with the ability to scale up to meet the large majority of enterprise needs.


Tags: servers, server hardware, Cisco UCS, server review, blade server, Server Blades, Cisco UCS M-Series Modular Servers, Cisco UCS Mini, Cisco UCS servers

Intel Aims to Compete with Itself to Drive Growth

Intel reports second quarter revenue of $13.5 billion as CEO details his plans for continuous innovation.


Tags: Intel, data center, servers, earnings report, Intel Datacenter Manager stack

Red Hat Summit: Improving Productivity Through Collaboration

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst gives a history lesson about how the Industrial Revolution changed productivity and how the new era of server automation, cloud and containers will change it again.


Tags: Red Hat, servers, Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat Summit, Red Hat Summit 2016, server automation

New Supercomputer Champion Crowned at 93 Petaflops

For the first time in history China now has more supercomputers than the U.S.




Tags: Linux, servers, supercomputer, supercomputers, TOP500, Sunway TaihuLight

Worldwide Server Sales Dip to $12.4B in 1Q16

Both IDC and Gartner are reporting a less than stellar start to 2016 for server vendors.


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

Server Virtualization Market Is Peaking: Gartner

While revenues may be up this year, fewer new software licenses are being issued.


Tags: Cloud, virtualization, servers, server virtualization, VMware, containers, hyperconverged infrastructure

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

Server Spending Bolstered by Cloud Growth

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


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

OpenPOWER Foundation Details New Server Designs

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


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

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

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

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

Global Server Sales Top $55B in 2015

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


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

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

IBM Boosts Mainframe Security

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


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

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Scales Large Linux Workloads with Integrity

HPE announces new Integrity MC990 X server optimized for Linux.


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

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

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, AMD, data center infrastructure, SoC, enterprise networking, ARM processors

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, Azure, 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, Windows Server 2016

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: Windows, Azure, 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, Windows Server 2016

Global Server Revenues Grow in the Third Quarter

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


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

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

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

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: data storage, Intel, processors, Dell, servers, Cisco Systems, enterprise networking, HPE, 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, datacenter, data center, data center management, servers, Vapor IO, Vapor, Vapor Chamber

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

IBM Sees Promise in Power 8 Servers and System z Mainframes

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


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

Intel Data Center Revenues Driving Growth

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


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

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

NGINX Plus R7 Brings HTTP2 Support to Servers

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


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

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, Azure, 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

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: Windows, Azure, 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

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

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

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: Windows, Azure, System Center, servers, Hyper-V, virtual machine, Microsoft Azure, Windows Server 2012, Server Administrator, server tutorial, 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: Cloud, IBM, servers, server hardware, system z, big data, POWER8 processor

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

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

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

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: servers, Linux server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, RHEL, 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: Windows, System Center, servers, Hyper-V, PowerShell, Windows Server 2012, Server Administrator, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012 R2

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, CPUs, power consumption, data center architecture

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

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

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

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

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

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, System Center, servers, Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Server Administrator, server tutorial, 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: Oracle, Fujitsu, processors, servers, data center infrastructure, big data analytics, internet of things, Unix operating system

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

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

HP Debuts Cloudline Servers from Foxconn Joint Venture

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Oracle Accelerates to the Cloud

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


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

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: Cloud, IBM, data center, servers, Rackspace, power8, OpenPOWER, IBM 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: Linux, servers, Linux server, server operating system, CoreOS, CoreOS Linux

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

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

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

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

Cavium Debuts 48-Core ARM Server Chip

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


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

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

OpenStack and the Mysteries of the Universe

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


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

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