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Blade Servers vs Rack Servers vs Tower Servers

Servers come in several different configurations. In the data center, decisions about blade server vs. rack server vs. tower server will affect performance, data...

Using a Physical Hard Drive with a VirtualBox VM

Though it's possible to create a virtual hard disk image from the existing contents of a physical drive, you might find it useful to directly mount...

Best Server Monitoring Software & Tools for 2020

What is Server Monitoring? Server monitoring is a complicated area with lots of overlap across multiple domains. Some analyst firms in 2019 tend to group...

Best Cloud Based Services & Companies

Any company that’s delayed introducing cloud-based software into their infrastructure needs to consider leveraging these new technologies to reap all the benefits cloud computing...

Best Virtual Machine Backup Tools & Software

If you ask any system administrator to name the top three pain points of their job, backups will almost surely make the list, which...

How to Enable Multiple Remote Desktop Sessions in Windows

Microsoft offers the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in Windows Server to allow remote desktop connections for multiple users, and while most versions of Windows...

Guides

Using Netsh to Manage Remote Servers and Workstations

The network shell (Netsh) of Windows can be a great way to view or manage network-related settings via the Command Prompt. You can use...

Adding Users and Aliases for Postfix

Postfix is a great mailer, but if you're new to administering Postfix, finding your way around can be difficult. For example, just finding information...

Moving EC2 Instances Across Availability Zones or AWS Regions

As you may have already figured out, Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) and most other Amazon Web Services (AWS) are region specific. If you run...

Hardware

Top Ten Rack Servers

Businesses shopping for rack servers have fewer vendors to chose from than in years past. Market consolidation and acquisition have left a rack server...

5 Simple Changes to Reduce Hard Drive Failures

Hard drive failures are a fact of life: That's why there are RAID arrays, backup systems and an entire infrastructure designed to prevent data...

Dell PowerEdge MX840C: Blade Server Product Overview and Insight

Those looking for a beefy blade that includes vast amounts of compute, memory and storage need look no further. It can handle most any...

Virtualization

What is Server Virtualization?

In the modern world of IT application deployment, server virtualization is a commonly used term. But what exactly is server virtualization and is it...

Best Server Virtualization Software for 2020

Server virtualization software burst onto the scene in the early 2000s. The meteoric rise of VMware – the market pioneer – came about as...

Oracle VM Server Review

Potential buyers considering Oracle virtualization software should answer one question: are we an Oracle shop? If so, data center managers should look at this...

Server Topics

What is Server Management?

Server management, an essential activity for data center administrators, is a challenging topic. This is because the term server management can be used to...

IBM Power System S922: Rack Server Overview and Insight

The IBM Power Systems S922 server is designed from the ground up for data intensive workloads like databases or analytics. It can support several...

The 9 Best Low-Cost RADIUS Servers

Need a Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) server for your authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) needs? You can spend thousands on RADIUS solutions,...

OS

10 Linux Server Distros That Could Save You a Bundle

Businesses require reliability, stability and compatibility. It's no wonder business owners prefer to stick with the status quo — it's what works for them. Paying...

How SUSE Organizes Its Server Linux Operating Systems

In order to enable a server, an operating system is needed to run applications and enable services. For many servers today, Linux is a...

Cygwin, the Great Linux vs. Windows Compromise

It's not unusual to hear people talk about "religious wars" taking place among operating systems. Nowhere are the opposing factions more sanctimonious than in...

Storage

Best Enterprise Database Software & Systems for 2020

If you're looking for a system to store your company’s data on-premises or in the cloud, chances are you'll be considering at least one...

QNAP’s TS-1685 Blurs the Lines Between Storage and Server

It's pretty common these days to see server systems used as dual-purpose platforms for both compute and storage. That trend has also made its...

Cisco UCS C3260 Is a Storage Beast

The Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) platform has been around for quite some time and has gained traction in the blade market previously dominated...