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.

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.

Manage Microsoft DNS Servers Using PowerShell Cmdlets: Checking Domain Zone Aging Settings

Discover a PowerShell script you can use to easily check the DNS Aging settings for all domain zones managed by your DNS Server.

VMware's Pulse Perfectly Timed for an Increasingly Internet of Things World

VMware has become a post-server virtualization company, and its new Pulse IoT Center product further proves that point.

Worldwide Server Shipments and Revenue Continue Decline in 1Q17 as Cloud Impact Grows

Both IDC and Gartner report a downturn in the global server market.

HPE Secures Industry Standard Servers

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

CoreOS Fleet Fades Away in Favor of Kubernetes and Tectonic

VIDEO: Brandon Philips, CTO of CoreOS, explains what has become of its Fleet container cluster technology.

VMware Surges Ahead in the Virtual SAN Sector with vSAN 6.6

VMware vSAN 6.6 makes its debut with significantly improved performance and a host of new features, including strengthened security and the vSphere Docker Volume Driver.

Heptio Helps Launch Ksonnet To Make Kubernetes Simpler

After publicly stating that 'Kubernetes Sucks,' co-founder of Heptio is helping to lead a new effort that aims to simplify configuring Kubernetes.

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.

Security Shortcomings Remain Strong in the World of Virtualization

Virtual machines may be more secure than containers, but only by degree. And even wrapping containers in VMs won't guarantee security in today's world.

HPE Welcomes The Machine to the World of Big Data

New prototype system offers the promise of 160TB of memory to improve Big Data analysis.

New Features Coming in the OpenStack Pike Cloud Platform

At the OpenStack Summit in Boston, members of the project roadmap group provide insight into 8 new OpenStack capabilities set to debut in September.

SUSE Debuts OpenStack Cloud Monitoring

New commercial product is based on the OpenStack Monasca project.

Rackspace Partners with Dell EMC for OpenStack Cloud

VIDEO: Bryan Thompson, General Manager, OpenStack Private Cloud at Rackspace, explains what the new partnership with Dell EMC is all about.

OpenStack Aims to Enable a Composable and Cloud Native World

At the OpenStack Summit in Boston, interoperability across multiple open-source efforts is publicly demonstrated.

OpenStack Summit Highlights Cloud Use Cases

OpenStack Summit emphasizes community needs beyond just the cloud.

Red Hat CEO: Planning Is Dead

At the Red Hat Summit, CEO Jim Whitehurst explains why the open source and DevOps model for iteration is the key to innovation.

IBM Acquires Verizon's Cloud and Hosting Business

As Big Blue expands its cloud footprint, Verizon's contracts.

Microsoft and VMware Taking the Threat of 'Containerization Contamination' Seriously

The rise of Docker and containers have forced server virtualization heavyweights to respond and adapt, and while these changes may be challenging for companies like Microsoft and VMware, in the long run it's a very healthy situation for the rest of us.

Linux 4.11 Improves Security and Performance

The second major Linux kernel release of 2017 is now out.

Ubuntu 12.04 Linux Hits End of Life Today

10 million systems still run Ubuntu 12.04, which will no longer be supported for free after April 28.

IBM Advances OpenWhisk Serverless Vision

VIDEO: Jason McGee, VP and CTO for IBM Cloud platform, discusses the opportunities for serverless, event-driven computing.

Tracking Active Directory Operations with PowerShell Commands

While keeping track of all the Active Directory changes made in an enterprise environment isn't exactly an easy task, this handy PowerShell script can provide a quick and efficient way to stay on top of AD operations.

How Docker Is Taking Visa Everywhere It Wants To Be

Swamy Kocherlakota, SVP at Visa, explains to the DockerCon audience why it is moving to a micro-services container architecture.

How Docker Has Changed in the Last Four Years

Docker isn't a hobbyist project anymore as the CEO and CTO of Docker detail its success at Dockercon 17.

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