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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

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

VCE Launches New Converged Server Platforms

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Server Market Grows to $12.6 Billion in 2Q14

IDC sees some positive trends emerging in the server market.


Tags: x86 servers, servers, IDC, Windows Server 2003, Server Market, Intel Xeon

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

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

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

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

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

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, IBM, HP, servers, supercomputer, supercomputers, TOP500, Cray, Tianhe-2

HP Brings Liquid Cooling to Apollo High-Performance Server Portfolio

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


Tags: HP, servers, rackmount, HPC, high performance computing, Apollo, converged systems, 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: blade servers, x86 servers, Cisco, servers, Server Market, Server Growth, quarterly financials

Cavium ARMs New Server Chips

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


Tags: Linux, servers, ARM, Cavium, SoC, System on chip, Open Compute Project, Linux 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, rackmount, server review, SuperMicro, tower

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

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

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

HP Joins Foxconn for Cloud Servers

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


Tags: HP, servers, ProLiant, Foxconn, ProLiant Gen8 server, HP 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, servers, Lenovo, ThinkServer, PowerEdge, tower, Dell PowerEdge, lenovo thinkserver

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

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: Linux, IBM, servers, Linux server, IBM Power Series, power8, 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: open source, servers, troubleshooting, FreeRADIUS, Radius, server tutorial

Cisco UCS Servers Turn 5

Project California has transformed Cisco into a major server player.


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

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

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: Oracle, IBM, EMC, servers, Exalogic, Oracle 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: EMC, virtualization, servers, server virtualization, VMware, mobile device management, MDM, AirWatch

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

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, servers, OpenStack, Piston, OpenStack Folsom, Piston Cloud

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, rackmount, server review, SuperMicro

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, IBM, iPhone, smartphones, Apple, 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, PCS, Calxeda, Chromebooks, surface RT, hyperscale, internet of things, Advanced Micro Devices, OEMs, Pund-IT, microservers, merrifield, eWEEK 30, IoT, 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: servers, server vendors

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, Fujitsu, Dell, HP, servers, server virtualization, IT infrastructure, Cisco Systems, Huawei, 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: servers, PowerShell, scripting, Windows Server 2012, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012 R2

A Closer Look at VMware's Acquisition of AirWatch

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


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

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