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Apple's new Mac Pro as a server platform?

The small, cylindrical footprint of the new Mac Pro would appear to make it questionable as a server system. However, a Mac hosting company and Apple say otherwise.

January 19, 2014

Squadmail unveils shared email-folder tool

Squadmail, a service that lets users set up shared email folders that work in any client, has gone into public beta.The tool creates the shared folders at the IMAP server level, making the choice of client irrelevant.

May 9, 2012 by

Google offers Cauliflower Vest for enterprises using MacOSX Lion Server

Google engineers released its Cauliflower Vest project under an open source license Wednesday. The tool, aimed at MAC OSX Lion Server administrators, is an end-to-end Mac OSX FileVault 2 full disk encryption solution for the enterprise. Google maintains the out-of-the-box FileVault 2 solution in the Mac OSX Lion Server is aimed at consumers and lacks enterprise features.

February 23, 2012 by

Egnyte HybridCloud

Most file sharing in businesses is done through email, which clogs up your mail server and multiplies versions of files confusingly. SharePoint is a runaway success, but there are plenty of alternatives that don't require you to run your own servers (or find ways of making them available to external partners).

January 27, 2012

Creating highly-redundant, low-cost Mac servers with Lion Server and Mac minis

Following Apple's calling it quits on the Xserve in January, Mac managers have by necessity been creative to fill the void. A tip shows that it's possible to build a Redundant Array of Independent Servers (RAIS) that takes advantage of the new Mac mini's ThunderBolt port and the Target Disk Mode long built into the Mac OS.

November 15, 2011

New Lion bug may trouble Windows file sharing

According to a reported bug, Apple Mac OS X Lion client and server have trouble with Windows Sharing for flies including extended attributes. The issue extends to Windows 7 and Windows XP.

August 29, 2011

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