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.

Why Red Hat Invested $250M in CoreOS to Advance Kubernetes

Red Hat already had a leading Kubernetes distribution with OpenShift, but now it has so much more.

Oracle Sees Its Future in the Cloud as Data Center Footprint Set to Expand

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd has some aggressive predictions for the migration of applications from traditional servers to cloud.

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.

AMD Proclaims EPYC Momentum with New Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers

New PowerEdge R6415, R7415, and R7425 servers announced, and none of them are using Intel silicon.

Former Intel President Launches ARM Company Ampere

Renee James debuts cloud server venture that aims to steal share from Intel, with a new generation of 64-bit ARM servers.

OMG, Containers Have Become Boringized!

Make them comfortable and they will come. As containers get more and more standardized and boring, expect a big wave of adoptees to arrive as a result.

Cisco Debuts Its Own Kubernetes Container Platform

Even though Cisco has a partnership with Docker Inc, the IT giant sees a need for its own container platform to enable multicloud deployments.

Lenovo DX8200D and DataCore Software Duo Deliver Flexible Storage

The Lenovo DX8200D with DataCore SANsymphony software offers one of the most capable and extensible storage systems on the market.

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.

IBM Growing Server, Mainframe Business

IBM ends its fiscal 2017 on a strong note, with revenue of $22.5B.

How Live Patching Has Improved Xen Virtualization

VIDEO: Lars Kurth details how live patching has helped improve security and what exciting new capabilities have landed in the open-source virtualization technology.

EU Makes EUR 1B Bid to Boost Supercomputer Efforts

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

Top 10 Linux Server Distributions of 2018

The Top 10 Linux server operating system distros ranked by ease of use, cost, available support and data center reliability.

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.

Intel Debuts New Silicon at CES Including 8th Gen Core Processors

Intel arrived at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show with a full slate of announcements and previews of Quantum and Neuromorphic Computing innovations.

11 Load Balancers You Need to Know in 2018

If you require 100 percent uptime for your services, a server load balancer or application delivery controller (ADC) is the way to go. Get to know the leading load balancer hardware, software and cloud solutions.

Data Center Server Revenues Decline by One Percent in 2017

Synergy Research reports a pullback in server revenues, although other segments of the market like the cloud are growing.

Amazon Linux Moves Beyond the Cloud to On-Premises Deployments

Amazon's Linux distribution gets a major update that un-tethers it from the public cloud.

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.

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?

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.

Linux 2017 in Review: Five New Linux Kernels Debut

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

Supermicro's New X11SPM-TF Sports Intel Xeon Gold CPU and More

Looking to build out your own server? Supermicro has a solution with everything a system admin needs to construct a highly functional server system for less than $3000.

Kubeflow Brings Machine Learning to Kubernetes

New project backed by Google will help make it easier to manage Machine Learning workloads across server clusters running Kubernetes.

Citrix Debuts XenServer 7.3, Removing Some Features from Free Edition

In an effort to help support the growth of its own business, Citrix has made a tough decision.

Why Red Hat Is Bullish on Containers

Red Hat reports third quarter revenue of $748 million as interest in container technologies is set to explode in 2018.

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.

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.

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.

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