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Splitting PCs and printers from HP's enterprise business would leave both sides with more focus as well as more options in the future.
Now that IBM has sold its Intel-based server business to Lenovo, Big Blue is taking the gloves off and trying to take business from the chip giant by positioning its Power8 processors as a more open option.
Am I vulnerable? How serious are the attacks? The answers to these and many other Shellshock questions are here for you.
HP aggressively went after IBM's x86 customers ahead of the Lenovo acquisition and had some success. Lenovo execs say it's now time to fight back and become the No. 1 server vendor. On Oct. 1, Lenovo will be No. 3.
Lenovo believes the company still has a place in the PC market, and says the acquisition of IBM's x86 server business will play a role in helping it grow in that space.
Plus: how we stay cool with all that tech around.
Want to use OpenStack for your private cloud, but don't want the headaches of setting it up? AMD and Canonical have a deal for you.
The new Red Hat Satellite isn't just for Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators. Anyone managing a Red Hat-based cloud will be glad that Red Hat Satellite 6 has arrived.
Intel has released the latest generation of its Xeon E5 processor family, with a range of features aimed at boosting performance, cutting power draw and making it easier to use in virtualised environments.
The news comes as Lenovo closes in on integrating the x86 business acquired from IBM.
IBM's M5 portfolio revolves around rack and tower, blade, dense and integrated systems.
Cisco is going scale-out and midmarket with its Unified Computing System lineup in a bid to play multiple enterprise trends and gain market share.
According to IDC, the worldwide server market increased in Q2 as the enterprise undertakes server upgrades.
Old habits die hard. But it no longer made sense for me to maintain my own systems anymore.
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States approved the $2.3 billion sale of IBM's x86 server business to Chinese PC maker Lenovo.
The Dell PowerEdge R815's core density is impressive, setting it up neatly for virtualisation duties. Using AMD's 6000 series processors, it hits 48 cores across only four sockets, all in a 2U chassis.
The IBM System x3400 M3 server is designed for small businesses, offices, and departments that require a server to handle daily transactions.
Bill Detwiler cracks open the IBM System x3400 M3 small-office server in this TR Dojo teardown gallery.
Take a tour of Microsoft's upcoming Small Business Server version for networks of 25 users or fewer.
Students can download Windows Server 2008 R2 for free. Turn it into 'Windows 7' in only a few steps.
ZDNet UK took a tour around one of the datacentres that is used to run the Venetian and Palazzo casino resorts in the US gambling mecca
As part of the course called "Cloud Computing in the Commute," students from the University of Michigan developed apps for a Ford Fiesta research vehicle.
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS will be released later this week and includes a new look for the distribution, which can be seen in this sneak peek of the release candidate
Intel launched its latest server chips designed for next generation data centers and is pitching a five month return on investment for customers using single core servers.
A deep look inside the pre-beta next-generation version of Windows Home Server.
The Australian Open turns Melbourne Park into a small city each year, with the underlying information technology having to be scaled up to meet the demands of organising hundreds of matches.
Intel's experimental 48-core SCC processor is a pointer to the future says the company. Check out the chip and the lab where it was conceived in our gallery.
For the past few months, Microsoft has been touting the same handful of new Windows Server 2008 R2 features: DirectAccess, BranchCache and live migration with Hyper-V. But there are more than 100 new features in this 'minor' update to Windows Server. Here are 10 that IT pros might not know about -- but should.
Asus has unveiled a mini-supercomputer based on Nvidia graphics chips and a 3.33GHz Xeon
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 is a refresh of Windows Server using improvements borrowed from Windows 7.
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".
John Fowler, Sun's executive vice president of systems, discusses the energy efficiency of its new blade servers. CEO Jonathan Schwartz says plastic is no longer used in the blades and frames. Both spoke at a Sun presentation Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
Col. John Hayes, the CIO of the Air Force Reserve Command, explains how a new emergency notification system would use IP and voice networks during a terrorist attack or natural disaster.
At a press event in San Francisco May 17, Dell CTO Kevin Kettler and Jay Parker, head of the company's server business, showed recent and upcoming technologies that they hope will beat out competitors in the business computing market. Among the offerings was a cooling system for PCs and a new product called Project Hybrid.
Dell continues to chip away at HP's dominance of the industry-standard server market, and the 2U PowerEdge R710 is an excellent choice, although its internal storage capacity is limited.
Better known for its RISC-based servers, Sun's Xeon 5500-based Sun Fire X4270 and X4275 look set to give the competition a good run for its money.
IBM remains a solid choice of server vendor, and this IBM/Lenovo server is a good rack-mount platform, albeit not quite as good as some of the competition.
The RS700-E6/RS4 1RU bare-bones server, features dual-socket Xeon 5500 series support and 12 DDR3 1066/1333 sockets for a maximum 96GB RAM. You'll need to bring your own components to fit these though, depending on your needs.
The HP ProLiant DL585 G5 is a powerful server with a strong emphasis on reliability and serviceability that reduces overall device cost.
This is an impressive update to Microsoft's Small Business Server that packs a big punch. However, it may be overkill for a lot of companies and isn't quite as easy to manage as it first appears.
ESX Server 3i is the easiest hypervisor to install and use. It's based on VMware's ESX Server code, making it among the most stable and mature virtualisation options available.
Asus' TS500 offers reliability, speed and efficiency at a low price for a mid-range tower server. However, case design is not ideal, and the system strangely requires a PS2 keyboard and mouse.
For raw power Sun Microsystem's Sun Fire X4450 is the gutsiest server we've seen, and at 2RU it's compact considering its specs. However, priced at over AU$27,000, this machine will make a dent in your budget.
The ftServer 6200 VMware bundle makes an excellent platform for hosting virtual machines. As VMware servers cannot be clustered, the Stratus offering is about the only option for organisations requiring extreme high availability from their ESX Server environments.
The Raritan Dominion PX keeps track of power consumption, and records temperature and humidity data from sensors placed amongst your servers. When combined with an un-interruptible power supply, we think it will keep your servers safe and happy.
Windows Server 2008 is easier to install and manage than previous versions, and has many new and improved features that should encourage organisations to upgrade.
HP's BladeSystem c3000 is a compact blade server chassis designed for small businesses and remote office deployments. It delivers all the advantages of HP's high-end blade system in a smaller chassis.
Fujitsu Siemens’ Primergy TX120 offers full server functionality, while also meeting the needs of smaller businesses with its compact design, quiet operation and low power consumption.
Acer has taken standard Intel OEM components to put together a highly configurable and very scalable 1U server, capable of handling a variety of tasks. It's more than a match for similar products from the big-name vendors.
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