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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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​Computex 2017: AMD stakes its claim to the high ground

​Computex 2017: AMD stakes its claim to the high ground

Earlier this year AMD released Ryzen, announced Epyc, unveiled its first Vega graphics card and teased a 16-core desktop chip. Yet it still managed to make some news at Computex, where it also argued the combination of its new CPUs and GPUs can deliver the best overall performance per dollar.

May 31, 2017 by in Hardware

AMD says it's back to stay

AMD says it's back to stay

At its analyst day, the chipmaker revealed new details of upcoming server, PC and graphics products that will make it more competitive, and said it has a plan to stay there for the long haul.

May 17, 2017 by in Processors

Dell PowerEdge R720

Dell PowerEdge R720

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.

April 19, 2012 by in Servers

Fujitsu Primergy RX100 S7 Review

Fujitsu Primergy RX100 S7 Review

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.

January 20, 2012 by in Servers

Dell PowerEdge R815

Dell PowerEdge R815

The first of the big-name vendors to deliver a server based on AMD's new 16-core Opteron 6200 series (Interlagos) processors, Dell has stolen a march on the competition with an affordable yet highly scalable 2U platform offering all the usual PowerEdge trimmings.

November 13, 2011 by in Servers

Tech fail: show us your tech gremlins

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.

October 31, 2011 by in Laptops

HP ProLiant DL360 G7

HP ProLiant DL360 G7

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.

October 11, 2011 by in Servers

OS X Lion Server

OS X Lion Server

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.

October 4, 2011 by in Enterprise Software

Boston Fenway 1580-06

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.

September 29, 2011 by in Servers

Dell PowerEdge R415

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.

August 31, 2011 by in Servers

Building a NAS server from scratch: pics

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.

August 23, 2011 by in Cloud

CA "virus zoo" reaches melting point

Software vendor CA plans to move its Melbourne-based antivirus labs to a new facility after exhausting the space and energy resources at its current location -- by consuming as much power as an average metal-welding factory.CA's antivirus lab currently looks, in the words of the company's vice president, development, Eugene Dozortsev, like a "scene from Space Odyssey 2001".

June 26, 2007 in Servers

OS X Lion Server

OS X Lion Server

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.

October 4, 2011 by in Enterprise Software

Boston Fenway 1580-06

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.

September 29, 2011 by in Servers

Dell PowerEdge R415

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.

August 31, 2011 by in Servers

Boston Green Power 2200-T

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.

July 7, 2011 by in Servers

Colossus Mk 2

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.

March 31, 2011 by in Servers

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

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.

February 2, 2011 by in Enterprise Software

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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.

January 11, 2011 by in Enterprise Software

Dell PowerEdge R310

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.

January 7, 2011 by in Servers

Gateway GT350 F1

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.

September 10, 2010 by in Servers

Microsoft MultiPoint Server 2010

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.

September 5, 2010 by in Microsoft

Dell PowerEdge R810

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.

June 25, 2010 by in Servers

Snow Leopard Server

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.

January 4, 2010 by in Enterprise Software

Dell PowerEdge T710

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.

September 21, 2009 by in Servers

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