Articles about Servers
Original device manufacturers are gaining market share as hyperscale providers buy no-name servers. Can the traditional enterprise giants close the gap with private clouds?
Analysts warn that VMware will face increasing competition from startups and established cloud players, but VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger says its focus on providing "value" via its products will keep these rivals at bay.
Australian and New Zealand organisations are expected to increase their technology spend for 2015 in comparison to the rest of the world, according to Gartner's latest predictions.
Decreasing oil prices and a strong US dollar are expected to have a major impact on IT spending in 2015.
Post-company split, Hewlett-Packard's enterprise business is seeing growth in the Australian market, and believes delivering on customer demand, particularly in the converged infrastructure market, is helping fuel growth.
Intel has revealed new details of its second-generation Xeon Phi processor and given the first public demonstration. The chip, known as Knights Landing, is big in every way.
The Helion Rack includes infrastructure and platform services designed to host mission critical cloud apps.
These two popular enterprise Linux server operating systems are getting an Active Directory and container friendly refresh.
A new funding round for the converged infrastructure software and appliance company is to be pumped into a rapid expansion in 2015.
HP launched a family of servers with minimalist designs as a result of its partnership with Foxconn.
The FREAK security hole is more widespread than previously thought. Here's everything users and system administrators need to know in order to stay safe now.
Want to combine a best of breed enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, with the most popular container technology, Docker? Then you want Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host.
The growth in the server market remains with the white box manufacturers that are supplying hyperscale cloud providers. Will the top guns---HP, IBM, Dell, Cisco and Lenovo---have an answer?
Server market share growth increased with every manufacturer in the top five.
What's unclear is how far beyond SoftLayer IBM's OpenPOWER bare metal servers can go. Enterprises and other cloud providers will need to adopt OpenPOWER at scale to tip the data center balance.
The next version of Windows Server is at an early stage of development, but some of the new functionality for orchestrating virtualised compute, storage and networking resources on commodity hardware is available for early adopters to test. Here's how it's shaping up.
The Spanish telco's largest facility is based outside the Spanish capital. ZDNet was invited along to see inside.
Tower, rack and blade servers are familiar enough, but what do microservers look like? We examine examples from HP, SeaMicro and Dell.
Each year, the V8 Supercars series converges on Mount Panorama for the endurance race known as the Bathurst 1000. ZDNet took a look at the tech behind the data used by the Symantec Nissan team to strategise the race.
IBM's 300mm chip fab in upstate New York turns out high-performance chips around the clock. ZDNet was invited to take a look inside, and learn about what the future holds for chip making.
How do you make your datacentre run better, and save money? At IBM's research labs and facilities in upstate New York, three ideas are uppermost on people's minds: energy efficiency, monitoring, and utilisation.
Server Manager, the admin console for Microsoft's latest server OS, has a modern-style GUI, and is a one-stop shop for managing devices, tools and services.
Microsoft has done a lot to simplify the server experience in Windows Server 2012 Essentials, which mixes both business and consumer features.
As Windows Server 2012 nears the finishing line, here's an update on the look and feel of the Release Candidate.
Business-technology exhibition CeBIT 2012 kicked off today, bringing together a who's who of technology players. Many exhibitors appeared to be playing it safe, with booth babes absent from view. Instead, a few took BYO to heart, and brought their own trucks, caravans and bikes.
Another website error page? Broken link, or server problem? Here are 20 websites that have made their '404' error pages stand out from the crowd.
Windows Server 8 can be installed with or without a GUI, uses the Metro look-and-feel, and runs the show from the new Server Manager. Find out more in our screenshot gallery.
Razer, probably best known for its gaming mice, is entering the laptop market with the $2,799 Blade premium, gaming laptop.
The 2012 London Olympics are approaching fast, and computer technology is absolutely critical to their success — unlike the last time the capital hosted the Games. Here is a tour of the Olympic Park and some of the back-end systems
Telstra is in the process of revamping a 10-year-old building shell in London to support a modern high-efficiency datacentre, with the help of consulting company On365.
IT professionals are under pressure to do more with less and many are now turning to the cloud as an efficient way to meet the demands of a changing workforce. This video and The Top Ten Tech Series is sponsored by Microsoft Office 365.
Last week, iVEC, a joint venture of the CSIRO and four Western Australian universities, oversaw the installation of the second portion of the Australian Government's $80 million supercomputer investment. The supercomputer will provide the grunt to process data for research projects such as the global Square Kilometre Array (SKA) initiative.
At the OnDemand conference in Palo Alto, Calif., NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson refutes the myth that customization is the Achilles' heel of cloud computing. He asserts that modification and adaptation are precisely how customers can gain productivity from the technology.
At the Cloud Connect conference in Santa Clara, Vijay Bhagavath, technology equity researcher for Deutsche Bank, estimates upcoming trends in IT spending. He adds that investment in ‘private clouds’ could be a 20 billion dollar opportunity by 2012.
Dorion Carroll, vice president of engineering for Technorati, explains that because bloggers don't blog as much on the weekends, the company can save on costs by using fewer servers during those low times, while adding servers from the Amazon cloud to deal with heavy weekday traffic.
The PowerEdge T630 is a powerful and highly configurable server workhorse for small to medium-sized businesses wanting to cash in on the benefits of the latest processor, memory and storage technologies.
Eurocom has managed to pack a set of server-class components into a clamshell form factor without making too many compromises. The Panther 5SE is expensive though, so you'll need to make a good use case for buying one.
A compact and affordable microserver that squeezes 24 server nodes into 3U of rack space, the Quattro 1396-T delivers huge gains in terms of space and energy efficiency but lacks scalability at the individual server level.
With two high-performance memory modules onboard, this implementation of LSI's popular MegaRAID HBA uses flash to cache frequently accessed data, boosting storage performance without the upheaval or cost of switching from magnetic disk to SSD.
Take a blade server, add shared storage, PCI expansion and networking and you have the Dell PowerEdge VRTX. It's a surprisingly scalable yet affordable all-in-one system aimed at small businesses, but attracting interest well beyond its intended market.
It's not the most powerful or scalable 2U server in Dell's PowerEdge range, but the R520 is still a quick, capable and affordable dual-socket platform that can be configured to handle a variety of both datacentre and distributed office workloads.
Microsoft is looking ahead to a future of private and public clouds, where information is everything, and users can access it however they want. Is Microsoft's latest server OS up to the job?
The tower equivalent of the rack-mounted R720, Dell's PowerEdge T620 sports the same processor, RAM and management options plus even more flexible storage. It's a powerful and versatile platform that can cope with everything from standard file and print duties through distributed branch office applications to private cloud deployment.
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials was disappointing, but there's a lot to like in its successor, which provides a small file-and-print server with integrated systems management and backup tools that's ideal for a small business or a home office.
Dell has done a lot more than simply upgrade the PowerEdge T320 to the new Xeon E5-2400 processor. Memory and storage also get a huge boost, and there's optional iDRAC 7 management and an embedded hypervisor option, making this a real SME power platform.
A big step up from the previous S6 model, the seventh iteration of the RX300 majors on performance and capacity, and can be used to run a wide range of datacentre applications.
With its Xeon E5-2600 processors, extra memory, extra storage and enhanced management options, the PowerEdge R720 is a real powerhouse that hits the sweet spot when it comes to the 2P2U server market.
This is a well-built 1U server which, if correctly specified with the latest Xeon E3-1200 processor and other options, will have no problem living up to its positioning as an entry-level virtualisation platform.
The seventh generation of HP's compact ProLiant DL360 sees this best-selling 1U rack workhorse extensively revamped to extract even more in terms of scalability, availability and reliability.
OS X Server has long been a low-cost, straightforward option for small businesses, and this update adds support for iPads and iPhones. Other components have also benefitted from new features and facelifts.