Server Infrastructure Tools

Software that enables the the server room to run at its fullest potential has become an essential component of a well-run data center.

vSAN 6.6.1 Steps Up VMware's Hyper-Converged Game

Each new release of VMware's vSAN delivers better performance, more features, and now with vSAN 6.6.1, a configuration assistant to help get you started quicker and easier than ever before.

Cisco Expands HyperFlex Converged Platform, Intersight Set to Replace UCS Central

New HyperFlex 3.0 release from Cisco adds support for Microsoft Hyper-V and container support.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 Enters Beta with Improved Compliance Capabilties

The new RHEL 7.5 server OS enables OpenSCAP compliance policies to be managed at scale with Ansible.

EU Makes EUR 1B Bid to Boost Supercomputer Efforts

ServerWatch: EuroHPC joint undertaking aims to build and deploy High Performance Computing Infrastructure across Europe.

Harnessing the Power of PowerShell Aliases

One of the most helpful yet little-known features PowerShell offers is the ability to create Aliases for PowerShell cmdlets, which can really come in handy when you have trouble remembering the names of PowerShell cmdlets.

IBM Continues to Cozy Up to Containers and Docker

The once-mighty IBM extends its partnership with Docker to improve its cloud offering as well as for salvation and a more certain future.

Linux 2017 in Review: Five New Linux Kernels Debut

2017 was another busy year for Linux kernel developers with five new major milestone releases.

Kubernetes 1.9 Enables Apps Workloads

Final release of container orchestration platform for 2017 introduces the general availability of a powerful set of features for stateful workloads.

The Infrastructure as a Service Market Continues to Explode

While one company currently dominates the Infrastructure as a Service scene, ten years from now the state of IaaS could very well tell an entirely different story.

Server Revenues Grew to $14.7B in 3Q17

Global server revenue figures for the third quarter of 2017 from analyst firms show many positive trends.

VMware Grows Earnings as Customers Look at New AWS Option

VMware reported third quarter revenue of $1.98 billion as CEO Pat Gelsinger explains that customers are now looking at both on-premises and in-the-cloud deployment options.

Amazon Web Services Advances Lambda Serverless with New Capabilities

AWS Serverless Application Repository debuts as cloud moves further away from dedicated virtual server instances.

Checking the Status of Services on Windows Clients

Discover how you can use PowerShell to quickly and easily check the status of particular services on one or more Windows computers.

Linux 4.14 Provides Long-Term Support and Larger Memory Limits

Linux is now able to support over 4 Petabytes of physical memory space.

HPE SimpliVity Is Hyper-Simplicity

HPE's new SimpliVity 380 combines a hardware add-in board and the industry-leading HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 into a hyper-converged workhorse that delivers both performance and simplicity in spades.

Twistlock Continues to Tighten Container Security with Twistlock 2.1

Twistlock has been working hard to plug security gaps in container technology to help make it "enterprise ready."

Nginx 1.13.6 Patches Web Server for the Year 2038 Flaw

Though it's still twenty years away, the new release of open source nginx web server is now ready for the year 2038 - and beyond.

Remotely Managing Hyper-V Hosts Using PowerShell

PowerShell often provides greater flexibility and efficiency when performing operations you'd otherwise run through GUI tools such as Hyper-V Manager and SCVMM console.

Oracle Updates Exadata X7 Engineered Server System

Hidden among the long list of new technologies announced OpenWorld, Oracle revealed its most powerful server ever.

SUSE Updates Linux Application Delivery Platforms

New Containers-as-a-Service, storage and SUSE Studio Express debut.

Lenovo's System x3500 M5 Tower Rocks the Office

If you find yourself in need of a new departmental tower server, the Lenovo System x3500 M5 warrants a close look for its impressive power and functionality.

Oracle Reboots SPARC with New M8 Processor

Apparently the rumors of SPARC's demise were not entirely accurate, at least not yet.

Meg Whitman Outlines What's Next for HPE

As HPE exits the software business, servers will become more of a focus for the company.

Cisco Acquiring Springpath for $320M to Advance Hyperconvergence

Springpath's hyperconvergence software platform helps turn regular servers into a pool of converged resources.

Oracle Brings Bare Metal Exadata Performance to the Cloud

Running an Oracle Exadata engineered system brings the promise of accelerated performance.

HPE Synergy Scores on the Software-Defined Scale

HPE delivers a platform that truly defines your computing environment as well as the operating system and apps with its new software-defined compute, networking, software and storage Synergy platform.

Oracle Linux 7 Update 4 Reaches General Availability

The new update follows last week's Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 release.

Top 10 Enterprise Database Systems of 2017

Got data, big or small? Need a database server, on-premises or in the cloud? Chances are you'll be considering at least one of these leading enterprise database systems to meet your needs.

Canonical's Container-Visor a Sign of Virtualization's Evolution

The future of virtualization is likely to be some sort of hybrid container and virtual machine — "container machines" — that offer the best benefits of both.

vSphere 6.5 Advances Server Virtualization Once Again

To upgrade or not to upgrade -- that is the question. We have the answer.

Debian 9 Stretches Linux Distribution Forward

After two years of development, a major milestone release of open-source Linux distribution debuts, set for five years of support.

HPE Secures Industry Standard Servers

Integrated firmware security and a move toward composable infrastructure are on HPE's Discover agenda.

Collecting Critical AD Security Groups Members Count for Easy Tracking

Our latest Active Directory Server Tutorial can help you efficiently monitor and maintain group membership numbers for critical security groups in Active Directory.

Google Boosts Machine Learning with Cloud TPU Chips

Machine learning can be a very compute-intensive server process.

Intel Skull Canyon NUC Handles Heavy Workloads

Intel's latest Next Unit of Computing device is a true portable powerhouse, packing quite a punch in a small form factor for adeptly handling any number of heavy workload and server scenarios.

Cloud Infrastructure Market Hits $70B in Revenue

The cloud competition intensifies, with HPE, Cisco and Dell EMC all having nearly the same global market share currently.

Oracle Looks to Infrastructure-as-a-Service for Future Growth

Oracle reports third quarter fiscal 2017 financial results, with total revenue of $9.2B.

HPE's Apollo 4510 Does Windows Storage Server 2016

The latest Apollo server system plays a key role in HPE's new emphasis on the concept of a composable architecture for building out your datacenter.

Cisco HyperFlex Converged Server Platform Gets 40 Gbps Boost

Cisco is updating its HyperFlex converged server infrastructure platform with improved storage and high-speed interconnect fabric.

Single Typo in a Server Command Brought Down AWS's S3

The problems Feb. 28 caused more than 150,000 websites and apps to become unavailable, while others indicated broken links and images.

Microsoft Releases Third and Final Azure Stack Technical Preview

The software giant reveals Azure Stack's pricing model and adds new features as the solution approaches general availability.

Azure Command Line Extends Its Cloud Services Reach

The version 2.0 release of the Azure Command Line tool allows administrators to configure and manage more Azure cloud services, including SQL Server and Redis.

Raspberry Pi Zero Updated with Integrated WiFi and Bluetooth

The new Raspberry Pi Zero W small embedded system adds integrated WiFi and Bluetooth, and sells for only $10 a board.

OpenStack Ocata Nova Cells Set to Improve Cloud Scalability

The 15th release of the OpenStack cloud platform debuted this week, and with it comes the groundwork for major virtual server scalability improvements.

Can vCloud Air Compete Against Cloud Heavyweights AWS and Azure?

How can VMware's vCloud Air contend in the cloud scene when AWS and Azure are able to offer more for less?

IBM Launches Machine Learning for z System Mainframes

New machine learning platform enables data scientists to automate the creation, training and deployment of operational analytic models.

Amazon Web Services Continues to Grow as Servers Move to the Cloud

There is perhaps no better leading indicator of how much server revenue is headed to the cloud than AWS' latest earnings.

CoreOS Drives Container Management Forward with Tectonic 1.5

New release of the commercially supported Kubernetes distribution delivers updates with improved storage and network configuration options.

Oracle Officially Migrates Solaris to Continuous Delivery Approach

If you've been anxiously awaiting a Solaris 12 release, don't bother, as there won't be one arriving anytime soon.

Operator, Operator: My Stateful App Is on the Kubernetes Line

CoreOS steps in with new open-source Operators tools to help scale and manage stateful applications on top of Kubernetes while protecting against data loss or unavailability.

Opengear Expands Remote Site Gateway Capabilities

New Remote Site Gateway devices debut, providing zero-touch provisioning option for infrastructure.

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.4 Improves Storage

New release of Red Hat's enterprise-grade container platform is based on the recent Kubernetes 1.4 milestone, adding new dynamic storage capabilities and an enhanced dashboard.

HPE Acquires SimpliVity for $650M

HPE picks up software-defined converged infrastructure vendor in an effort to expand converged management capabilities.

Server Review: Opengear IM7200 Infrastructure Manager

The Opengear IM7200 Infrastructure Manager takes out-of-band remote connectivity to new heights.

Why Kubernetes Is All-Conquering

It may not be the only horse in the container management system race, but Kubernetes sure appears to be rapidly pulling away from the rest of the competitors.

GoDaddy Expands Global Footprint, Boosts WordPress Support

$1.8B deal will see GoDaddy acquire Host Europe Group, as the hosting provider seeks to add new security and WordPress capabilities.

Equinix Buying 24 Verizon Data Centers for $3.6B

Equinix picks up new data centers in 15 metro locations, including key Miami NOTA.

VMware's 'Friendship Strategy' Making Strides as It Launches vSphere 6.5

VMware's flagship server virtualization platform arrives as the company continues to make valuable friends amidst tackling the twin threats of containerization and the cloud.

Docker Joins Eclipse, Updates Commercial Platform

Docker continues to build momentum with both developers and enterprises.

Microsoft Bringing Security via Virtualization to Web Browsing

Who would have thought ten years ago that virtualization technology would move out of the data center and onto the desktop right inside Windows?

Docker Debuts Infrakit Open Source Toolkit for Self-Healing Infrastructure

The Docker libmachete effort gets renamed as Docker Inc continues its mission to provide tools that simplify operations.

ClusterGX Brings Container Management to Big Data Apps

Containers have become increasingly popular for big data applications, and companies like Galactic Exchange are now emerging with tools to make those implementations considerably easier to set up and manage.

HPE's HC 380 Serves Up Secret Sauce for Hyper-Converged

HPE's OVIO tool in the new HPE Hyper Converged 380 takes the complexity out of cluster installation and makes it cookie-cutter simple.

Keeping Active Directory Running Smoothly with Key Health Checks

A healthy Active Directory environment keeps all other services running effectively. As a result, it pays to stay up to speed on important Active Directory health check items that help ensure Active Directory is optimally providing required services.

Aqua to the Container Security Rescue?

The Israeli security startup believes it can not only deliver the security lacking in Docker, but also that there's an opportunity for containers to be made more secure than monolithic apps can ever be.

Rackspace Sells Cloud Sites Business to Liquid Web

Rackspace grows its Amazon services business, which apparently isn't cannibalizing its OpenStack revenues - yet.

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.

ContainerX Continues to Evolve at Lightning Speed

2016 is shaping up to be the year that many innovative new container management platforms enter General Availability, ContainerX included.

Harnessing the Power of the Get-MSolUser PowerShell Cmdlet

Microsoft Office 365 features PowerShell cmdlets that can dramatically reduce the time it takes to perform admin tasks via the Office 365 Admin Center. Discover how the Get-MsolUser PowerShell cmdlet can provide greater flexibility in managing Office 365 Windows Azure Active Directory instances.

SUSE Linux Brings Live Patching to SAP Applications

SUSE's kGraft technology now able to help provide high-availability to SAP's HANA database in-memory database.

IBM, VMware Team to Advance Hybrid Cloud Adoption

IBM's new VMware partnership makes it easier to create and deploy VMware-based clouds tapping into IBM's cloud infrastructure.

Nginx Plus R8 Improves HTTP2, Adds OAuth2

The commercially-supported Nginx web server release gets its first update for 2016.

Top 10 Virtualization Technology Companies for 2016

Containers may be stealing the headlines these days, but server virtualization software technology still dominates the data center. Check out ten virtualization vendors that deliver the best virtualization software solutions today.

The New Kid on the Container Management Block

While there are other container management platforms gaining attention, none currently offers everything ContainerX does. Will the startup be successful in its aim of becoming the vSphere of containers?

Dell Brings Hyperscale Units Under Single Organization

The vendor is creating the Extreme Scale Infrastructure group to house its businesses that cater to an array of hyperscale organizations.

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