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IBM and HP continue their duel to be the favored enterprise server provider, but there are many other players - including Dell, Oracle, and Cisco. Meanwhile, public clouds and virtualization should keep the server market interesting.

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Tech fail: show us your tech gremlins

October 31, 2011 by in Laptops

Tech fail: show us your tech gremlins

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.

Building a NAS server from scratch: pics

August 23, 2011 by in Cloud

Building a NAS server from scratch: pics

There are several options to expand your network's storage, but one of the most rewarding learning experiences can be building your own network-attached storage (NAS) server. ZDNet UK walks us through the process.

Inside Mac Tel's Intellicentre: photos

January 27, 2011 by in Security

Inside Mac Tel's Intellicentre: photos

In the heart of the Sydney CBD, Macquarie Telecom houses its secure datacentre and operations monitoring facility, the Intellicentre One. Built almost a decade ago, the Intellicentre is Macquarie Telecom's flagship data operations facility, and is in the process of an infrastructure makeover.

Vic Uni's mean green machines: photos

January 23, 2011 by in IBM

Vic Uni's mean green machines: photos

After Victoria University opened its datacentre in Sunshine, Victoria in 2009, it has been progressively migrating its infrastructure services over from its old, inefficient centre in Footscray to the new site, and plans to ramp up the migration over the next six months.

September 24, 2008 by in Hardware

Oracle shows off new Exadata storage server

At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison unveils a new storage server product, dubbed Exadata. The programmable storage server aims to put database intelligence next to each drive. The Exadata storage server will be immediately available on Linux running on Intel, but Ellison noted that other flavors for various platforms "are on the way."

May 15, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Robotic car preps for DARPA Challenge

Paul Perrone, CEO of Perrone Robotics, introduces Tommy Jr., a driverless car powered by Solaris and Java, created for the DARPA Urban Challenge. The vehicle made an appearance on stage at the JavaOne conference last week in San Francisco. Tommy Jr. will navigate using laser "eyes" mounted on the body of the car, along with GPS accurate to within 2 to 4 inches.

November 14, 2007 by in Oracle

Dell and Sun partner on Solaris

At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz and Dell CEO Michael Dell share the stage to announce that Sun's open-source operating system, Solaris, will be shipping on Dell servers.

October 30, 2007 by in Servers

Plat'Home's Linux server fits in your palm

On the floor of Interop New York 2007, ZDNet Executive Editor David Berlind stops by the Plat'Home booth to take a closer look at its new--and small--Linux servers. With no moving parts, the OpenBlock S266 and the OpenMicroServer can operate in places where there is little room as well as little tolerance for machines that produce excessive heat.

Boston Fenway 1580-06

September 29, 2011 by in Servers

Boston Fenway 1580-06

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.

Dell PowerEdge R415

August 31, 2011 by in Servers

Dell PowerEdge R415

The PowerEdge R415 is a scalable yet affordable AMD Opteron-based 1U server. Beware, though, that this budget server can quickly turn costly if you pile on the options.

Boston Green Power 2200-T

July 7, 2011 by in Servers

Boston Green Power 2200-T

An affordable high-density server platform, the Atom-powered Green Power 2200-T can't match a conventional blade server on processing terms, but beats it hands-down on power and cooling. If that's important to you, and you don't need massively scalable servers, it could be just the ticket.

Colossus Mk 2

March 31, 2011 by in Servers

Colossus Mk 2

This upgrade to the world's first programmable, digital, electronic computing device is five times faster and simpler to operate than its pioneering predecessor.

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

February 2, 2011 by in Enterprise Software

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

This welcome update brings Microsoft's Small Business Server into line with the rest of the Windows Server family, while also simplifying management and enhancing remote access. It's far from cheap, however, and smaller companies may be better off evaluating the Essentials version.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

January 11, 2011 by in Enterprise Software

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

RHEL 6 offers greatly enhanced scalability and is well equipped to handle future technological advances. The switch to KVM virtualisation and server subscription tweaks may not be universally popular, but existing Red Hat customers and new Linux converts should still consider it.

Dell PowerEdge R310

January 7, 2011 by in Servers

Dell PowerEdge R310

Built to a price, Dell's PowerEdge R310 is limited in terms of scalability, but can be configured to handle a wide range small business and departmental server workloads without breaking the bank.

Gateway GT350 F1

September 10, 2010 by in Servers

Gateway GT350 F1

The Gateway GT350 F1 is a well-made server from Acer with scope to handle a wide variety of applications and workloads, both in small businesses and on larger corporate networks.

Microsoft MultiPoint Server 2010

September 5, 2010 by in Microsoft

Microsoft MultiPoint Server 2010

All over the world, schools are facing the same challenge: bringing ICT to students in a cost-effective way. "Each student should have their own laptop/netbook/PC," echoes the mantra, and school budgets groan trying to make ends meet. Microsoft MultiPoint Server 2010 seeks to solve the problem.

Dell PowerEdge R810

June 25, 2010 by in Servers

Dell PowerEdge R810

Dell has shoehorned 4-way processing into the 2U PowerEdge R810, bringing all the benefits of Intel's latest Nehalem EX processors and adding Dell's unique FlexMem Bridge memory-access technology.

Snow Leopard Server

January 4, 2010 by in Enterprise Software

Snow Leopard Server

Snow Leopard Server includes major updates to some of the OS's core components and is now fully 64-bit. Ease of use, plus simple and affordable licensing make OS X a viable alternative to Microsoft's Windows Server 2008, although we had problems with one or two features.

Dell PowerEdge T710

September 21, 2009 by in Servers

Dell PowerEdge T710

Dell's PowerEdge T710 is ideal for branch office or medium-sized business use, where performance, expandability and flexibility are key attributes.

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