Articles about Servers
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.
With software-defined storage in Windows Server, you can get SAN features without paying SAN prices -- and the next release will challenge more high-end storage features.
DRAM isn't nearly as reliable as vendors would like you to think. Now researchers have shown that bit flips can be induced maliciously by simple user-level programs. Will vendors fix the problem?
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.
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.
This is a well built and very capable 2U rack server from a respected vendor that can be configured to suit a wide variety of applications. It's particularly strong on disk capacity and PCIe expansion.
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.
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 Microsoft extends Windows Server 2008 support cut-off date
- 2 The top ten most common database security vulnerabilities
- 3 Those barcode-looking things? They're called QR codes. Here's what they do.
- 4 Why Apple had to kill the Xserve
- 5 Dell PowerEdge VRTX review: A versatile server, storage and networking package