Data Center Management Spotlight

The server operating system is the engine behind the applications running on the server. Whether you choose Windows Server 2008 R2, Ubuntu server or a proprietary Unix server, it's important to know what's under the hood. Keep up with the latest news and trends, and find some tips to give your server a tune-up, here.

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

QNAP's latest system is a powerhouse of a box that does much more than simply serve files.

Kubernetes Ecosystem Grows as Cloud Native Computing Foundation Expands

With Kubernetes 1.9 coming soon, momentum continues to grow for the open-source container orchestration system.

IBM Debuts POWER9 Server Systems

Latest generation of IBM's silicon is being initially targeted at Artificial Intelligence workloads.

Microsoft in the Middle When It Comes to the Cloud

Microsoft's Azure Stack hybrid cloud offering has the potential to transform the way enterprises think about their data centers and Azure, but is it ready for prime time?

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.

Amazon Web Services Embraces Kubernetes, Debuts Fargate Serverless Containers Service

Months after joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, AWS announces its own managed Kubernetes container service.

VMware Cloud on AWS Set to Enable vMotion Virtual Machine Migration

Nearly three months after VMware Cloud on AWS became generally available, the platform is getting a major expansion.

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.

Containers Are Linux - But What About Windows?

VIDEO: Chris Wright, CTO of Red Hat, discusses the intersection of Windows and Linux containers and how Red Hat now works with Microsoft.

Meg Whitman Leaving HPE After Disappointing Earnings Report

The CEO who oversaw a major transformation at the silicon valley pioneer is set to leave Feb. 1.

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.7 Gains AWS Service Broker Integration and More

Red Hat adds new extensibility to OpenShift, and it has big plans for the platform in 2018.

China Dominates List of Top 500 SuperComputers as U.S. Summit Looms

The November Top 500 Supercomputer list is out, and while there's no change at the top, 2018 could see a brand new U.S.-based supercomputer top the list.

VMworld 2017 Showcases Server Virtualization Innovation from VMware

Even though it may now be part of the establishment, VMware hasn't gotten dull just yet, with new products and technologies introduced at VMworld 2017 proving the case.

Linux 4.14 Provides Long-Term Support and Larger Memory Limits

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

Qualcomm Debuts New ARM Server Chip

The Qualcomm Centriq 2400 is a 10nm server processor that could finally be the chip that makes ARM a player in the data center.

The Definitive OpenStack Map

Understanding all the different projects that are now a part of the OpenStack cloud ecosystem can be challenging, which is why there is now one map to guide the way.

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.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12 Puts the Cloud in a Container

As the OpenStack Summit in Sydney kicks off, Red Hat debuts its latest cloud infrastructure release.

Heptio Debuts Contour Project to Enable Kubernetes Envoy Load Balancing

New open-source effort enables the CNCF Envoy project to be used as a container cluster load balancer.

Intel Reports 3Q17 Revenue of $16.1B

Data center, cloud and server business show good growth as Intel places bets on Quantum Computing.

Why Docker Swarm Remains, Even as Kubernetes Adoption Grows

Docker is set to support the rival Kubernetes container orchestration system, but that won't change Docker's support and continued development of its own Swarm system.

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."

DockerCon EU: Tips and Tools for Running Container Workloads on AWS

Amazon Web Services technical evangelists share their best practices for how to run containers in the public cloud.

What's New in Docker 17.09?

Latest releases of Docker provide new features, and looking forward, Kubernetes support is coming.

Red Hat Releases CRI-O 1.0 for Kubernetes Container Runtime

The new container runtime means Kubernetes doesn't necessarily need to depend on Docker anymore.

CoreOS Controls Multi-Cloud Container Environments via Tectonic 1.7

Tectonic 1.7 adds support for Azure to go along with new alert monitoring capabilities and a preview of network policy control mechanisms.

Rancher 2 Rebases on Kubernetes for Container Orchestration

After initially taking an agnostic approach to orchestration, Rancher Labs is now hopping on the Kubernetes bandwagon.

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.

Red Hat CEO Optimistic about OpenShift Kubernetes Revenue Growth

2Q18 revenue comes in at $723 million, with container and OpenStack cloud offering continued growth opportunities.

Global Server Market Brings in $15.7B in 2Q17 Revenue

Though the first quarter of 2017 wasn't great, there is still some runway left for servers this year.

LinuxKit Helps Extend Linux Container Functionality Beyond Linux

LinuxKit carries the potential to significantly shake things up in the containerization sector, but does it actually make containerized apps more secure?

Larry Ellison: There Is No One Left for Oracle to Buy

No mention of the death of SPARC hardware as Oracle aims to deliver self-driving database technology.

Open Source Summit: Linux Kernel Developers Discuss Challenges, Opportunities

What's wrong, what's right and what's missing from Linux kernel development today?

IBM Debuts LinuxONE Emperor II Mainframe at Open Source Summit

Once again, IBM once again uses a Linux Foundation event to make mainframe news.

Jim Zemlin Declares 2017 the Year of the Linux Desktop

At the Open Source Summit in LA, the Linux Foundation chief details the continued progress of Linux and open source.

Mirantis Aims to Build, Operate and Transfer OpenStack Clouds

VIDEO: Mirantis co-founder Boris Renski explains his firm's model for OpenStack.

Meg Whitman Outlines What's Next for HPE

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

Dell Emphasizes VMware's Role in Technology Evolution

Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Technologies, joined VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger at VMworld to talk about the future of technology.

VMware Updates Virtualization Software and Cloud Services at VMworld 2017

VMware Cloud for AWS is now generally available, as are new cloud and data centers technology updates.

IEEE Set to Bring Certainty to Quantum Computing Definitions

New IEEE P7130 project will provide a standard for Quantum Computing definitions.

Red Hat Continues Container Development Efforts with Microsoft

Windows Server containers support for Red Hat OpenShift is coming, but not until spring 2018.

Vector Sends Server Virtualization into Orbit

Server virtualization may have become fairly routine stuff down here on Earth, but there are still areas - like space - where it has only just begun to make an impact.

Cisco Acquiring Springpath for $320M to Advance Hyperconvergence

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

Lenovo's Data Center Business Aims to Move Forward

Nearly three years after acquiring IBM's x86 business, Lenovo is optimistic it can turn things around.

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.

HPE Spaceborne Computer Testing Enterprise-Grade Servers in Space

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is sending a Linux-powered Supercomputer into space on a SpaceX rocket.

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.6 Previews New Technology

Latest release of OpenShift is based on the Kubernetes 1.6 milestone and provides a sneak peak of new capabilities yet to come.

Oracle Linux 7 Update 4 Reaches General Availability

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

Heptio Automates Kubernetes Recovery with Ark and Improves Diagnostics with Sonobuoy

New open-source projects from Kubernetes founders aims to make it easier to run the container orchestration platform in production.

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.

Bitnami's Cabin Mobile Kubernetes Dashboard Goes Open Source

Run a full Kubernetes cluster from the palm of your hand with the newly open-sourced Cabin.

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.

Staying Secure by Auditing Last Logon Date and Time for AD Users

Efficiently tracking logon information for AD users is critical to avoid potential security risks, and it can also be helpful for compliance purposes.

GoDaddy Terminates Its OpenStack Cloud Server Business

While most technology vendors are moving toward the cloud, GoDaddy is headed in the opposite direction.

IBM Grows Cloud Revenues as Total Revenue Declines in 2Q17

IBM continues its shift toward cloud and strategic growth areas like Linux.

SUSE Partners with Supermicro for OpenStack Cloud Hardware

New global partnership between Supermicro and SUSE gets started with OpenStack-optimized technology.

Open Container Initiative Specifications Near 1.0 Completion

A vote on the OCI image specification is approved unanimously, while a vote on the runtime specification is still ongoing.

Intel Debuts New Xeon Scalable Processors

Intel announces a new Data Center platform silicon lineup that offers the promise of 1.65x higher performance than the prior generation.

vSphere 6.5 Advances Server Virtualization Once Again

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

Dell Expands VDI Software and Hardware

Dell EMC debuts XC Xpress VDI rack appliance and new Latitude 3480 thin client.

VMware Renews Cloud-Native Apps Focus

While VMware is well known for its virtual machine hypervisor technologies, it has a strong container roadmap too.

Linux 4.12 Kernel Debuts New Schedulers in Big Release

Third major Linux kernel release of 2017 debuts.

Cloud IT Infrastructure Market Hit $8B in 1Q17 Revenue

While server revenues are under pressure, Cloud IT infrastructure is growing at a double-digit pace.

Docker 17.06 CE Debuts with Multi-Stage Container Builds

The first release of Docker's community edition since the move to the Moby Project is now available.

Containers Are the Security With Polyverse

You don't hear much about companies using containers as the foundation of a security system, but that's exactly what Polyverse is doing.

SUSE Expands Container Management and Deployment Capabilities

New update of SUSE Manager and general availability of SUSE's Container-as-a-Service offering debut.

Red Hat Grows Linux Business as Telcos Adopt OpenStack

Red Hat reports first quarter fiscal 2018 revenue of $677 million as the company's core Linux platform continues to score large deals.

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.

U.S. Drops to 4th In Supercomputer Rankings

Chinese supercomputers continue to dominate the top spots on the Top500 supercomputer list.

U.S. Supercomputing Efforts Get $258M Government Boost

Department of Energy doles out big bucks for six research contracts in a bid to put American servers back on top.

Docker Getting Certified and Set to Grow in China

June has been a busy month for Docker Inc as the container vendor advances its commercial aspirations.

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