Articles about Servers
What's one of the parent companies of OpenStack and a top private-cloud hosting companies doing in OpenPOWER? Helping to push open-source from software into hardware.
Updated: "Technical problem" traced to Swanwick air traffic control centre, but the system has now been restored.
Power and space savings could change the data center industry.
According to a new report from The Linux Foundation, Linux is leading Windows on both the cloud and in enterprise application deployments.
Servers shipments and sales decline in most parts of the world while HP named top worldwide vendor for third quarter.
Intel's annual meeting with analysts this week didn’t answer all of my questions--detailed product roadmaps seem to be a thing of the past for chipmakers. But we did learn a lot about where Intel is headed.
Want to make the most of your existing storage infrastructure on a private cloud? You should consider ownCloud 7 Enterprise Edition.
Intel's annual sit-down with investors today comes at an interesting time both for the company and the industry. Analysts have lots of questions.
Qualcomm is planning to move into the ARM server market and is already working with customers. The effort will take time to really pay off, but may at least create more enthusiasm for microservers.
The rapid growth of cloud services like AWS will have a big impact on hardware, in particular on servers and other gear in data centers, but also on how we use PCs and mobile devices. Here are my takeaways from re:Invent.
ARM processors have long been moving into servers, but top ARM vendor Qualcomm had avoided the market... until now.
Dell is enabling customers to tailor datacentre technology to optimise a range of applications with the PowerEdge FX architecture.
It took a while, but the latest version of Fedora, Red Hat's community Linux, is now available in beta.
It's no longer fashionable to criticize enterprise IT as it once was. That's because the Internet has definitively won the competition and is leading the way in tech innovation. But for proactive organizations, it doesn't have to be that way.
Canonical's latest Linux, Ubuntu 14.10, saves the biggest improvements for its cloud and server versions.
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.
There is rarely a day that goes by without someone relating a story of a technology fail. It can either be a spectacular visual breakdown, or just that sinking feeling when you realise you really did just delete that data. We show you some of our low tech moments in the hopes that you might share yours with us.
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.
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.
A hugely capable 8-way server, the Fenway 1580-06 isn't for everyone, but for large-scale databases, transaction processing, server consolidation and cloud-based computing applications it's hard to match, with the bonus of GPU processing capabilities if needed.