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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: mobile device management, VMware, server virtualization, servers, EMC, virtualization, 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, server os, Windows Server 2012 R2, server tutorial, server operating system, Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V

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

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, server review, rackmount, 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: 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, 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

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

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, scripting, Windows Server 2012, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012 R2, PowerShell

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

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

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

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

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


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

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: servers, high-availability, OCP, OpenStack, 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 Power Systems, blade servers, server hardware, IBM, servers, Lenovo

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

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, servers, IBM, Big Blue, Diablo, PureSystems, DIMM

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, Linux, Fedora 19, PHP 5, 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: EnergyCore, servers, Linux, Calxeda, x86, SoC, ARM, Ubuntu

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

IBM AS/400 Turns 25: Will It Last Another 25 Years?

IBM's System I isn't just a relic of the past and neither is RPG IV. Where are they going from here?


Tags: PHP, servers, IBM i, IBM Power System, IBM, POWER 7

Oracle Exa Systems Grow Amidst Overall Hardware Decline

Oracle's overall hardware business continues to slip, but its Engineered Systems are headed in the right direction.


Tags: quarterly earnings, Oracle Database, Oracle, Oracle Exalogic, servers, Exalogic

China's Tianhe-2 Shatters Records with 33.86 Petaflop Supercomputer

Once again, a new champion reigns supreme in the latest supercomputer rankings.


Tags: supercomputer, Titan, Unix, servers, China, rankings, Linux, IBM

Intel Debuts Xeon E3 Haswell CPUs for Servers

The first Haswell chips for servers show up as the Xeon E3-1200 v3 product family.


Tags: Intel CPU, servers, Xeon, Haswell, Intel Xeon, Intel, Xeon E3

How to Set Up a WebDAV Server in Windows 7 & 8

Windows includes an FTP-like WebDAV server that is more secure and works better through firewalls than FTP. Discover how to launch your own WebDAV server in our latest server tutorial.


Tags: Windows 8, Windows 8 Server, Windows 7, servers, ftp server, WebDAV server, WebDAV

Server Market Continues to Decline in 2013

Both IDC and Gartner report shipment and revenue declines, though there are a few bright spots.


Tags: Gartner, servers, IDC, Server Market

Fedora 19 Beta Brings Schrodinger's Cat to Linux Servers

New Linux release will give server admins lots to think about.


Tags: Linux, Fedora 19, Server Administrator, hybrid cloud, Linux server, servers, Fedora, cloud computing

Lenovo's ThinkServer RD630 Gets the Job Done

The ThinkServer RD630 screams speed and versatility. Whatever task you want to throw at it, the RD630 is more than up to the job.


Tags: lenovo thinkserver, server review, ThinkServer, servers, Lenovo

Hyper-V and VMware vSphere Architectures: Pros and Cons

With Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere tackling virtualization in their own distinct ways, it's important to know the key advantages and disadvantages of each design architecture employed by the two.


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

Dell PowerEdge R715: A Steal at This Price?

Our latest Server Review uncovers an AMD Opteron-based server that offers an outstanding combination of price and performance.


Tags: Dell PowerEdge, server review, PowerEdge, rackmount, servers, Dell

Intel Expands Its Xeon E7 and Server Rack Architecture

Rack-scale architecture announced at the same time Intel's Xeon memory capacity is boosted by 4x.


Tags: Intel, servers, Ivy Bridge, server racks, Xeon E7

HP Moonshot Debuts Low-Power Servers

Low-power hyperscale server platform is finally ready for commercial deployment.


Tags: hyperscale, low-power, HP, servers, Moonshot

IBM PureSystems Turning One and Tackling Big Data

A year ago IBM entered the engineered server systems space - where are they now?


Tags: IBM PureData System, PureSystems, big data, IBM, servers, cloud computing, Cloud

Cloning Virtual Domain Controllers in Windows Server 2012

Discover how the new cloning feature in Windows Server 2012 can simplify building a new additional domain controller as well as save time when provisioning domain controllers for rapid deployment.


Tags: virtualization, mission-critical, Active Directory, servers, server tutorial, server virtualization

Big Blue Strikes Back Against Oracle SPARC Power Claims

Whose systems are faster: Oracle's SPARC or IBM's Power?


Tags: IBM Power Series, SPARC, Power 8, IBM Power System, servers, Oracle, IBM, POWER 7

Oracle Accelerates Servers with New T5 and M5 SPARC Lines

Oracle updates its high-end and mid-range portfolios of SPARC server chips and systems.


Tags: M5, Server Market, SPARC, T5, Oracle, servers

Oracle's Server Woes Hit the Bottom Line

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison reveals new SPARC processor set to debut next week.  Will it help lead a hardware turnaround?


Tags: Sun, Exalogic, quarterly financials, Oracle, SPARC, Exadata, servers

OpenSUSE 12.3 Advances Linux Servers

OpenSUSE may be moving from MySQL to the open source MariaDB, but don't expect SUSE Linux Enterprise to do the same.


Tags: MariaDB, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, openSUSE, Linux server, servers, Linux, open source, MySQL

Ubuntu Linux Gets Certified on Dell 12G Servers

Dell will now be able to resell and support Ubuntu Linux across a broad range of servers.


Tags: servers, OpenStack, Ubuntu LTS, Ubuntu Linux, Dell, Linux server, Linux