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For Windows Server 2003, the end is closer than you'd think

Microsoft will cease supporting Windows Server 2003 next July, giving businesses a chance to modernize their IT architecture


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How to crash the data center with one word

A single word on a simple button does not mean what an admin thinks it means during what should be a routine weekend job

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Nginx claims more top websites at Apache's and Microsoft's expense

Of the top million Web sites, the speedy new Nginx server is gaining greater marketshare, but Microsoft IIS is making surprising gains of its own, too

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Facebook snubs Apache, Nginx for homegrown Proxygen framework

Facebook open-sources Proxygen, it custom-built HTTP stack written in C++, but those already on Apache or Nginx probably won't swap yet

Dell looks to wow clients with a new type of converged system

The PowerEdge FX has a modular design that can be configured for different workloads

Michael Dell gets his payback, slams 'turmoil' at HP and IBM

Dell's CEO enjoyed a moment of schadenfreude at Dell World

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Nginx has big plans for JavaScript

The company plans to let you use JavaScript as an application language in its eponymous Web server

HP gives Moonshot server its first Xeon chip

The Moonshot ProLiant m710 uses a novel design to reduce energy and space requirements

Dell appoints server chief in leadership shuffle

Dell veteran Ashley Gorakhpurwalla will run the company's server business following the departure of Forrest Norrod

Redfish spec wiggles servers free from vendor lock-in

A new, smarter, out-of-band communications specification aims to replace the aging, fragmented IPMI

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Four projects that could make or break HP Enterprise

HP is counting on these notable initiatives on the business and enterprise to move the needle for customers

IBM pumping more horsepower into Watson successors

IBM is adopting a new interconnect and making memory improvements for new Power servers due in 2016

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Unlike IBM, Lenovo to manufacture some System x servers in U.S.

Lenovo officially acquires IBM's x86 server business Wednesday, promising a seamless transition for its customers, while taking some new security-focused steps.

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When servers go silent: An admin's nightmare

Amid a routine cleanup, a tech is confronted with the deafening silence of servers gone offline

Lenovo, IBM x86 server strategy gets clarity as acquisition looms

IBM will provide the high-end System X and Flex products to complement Lenovo's low-end ThinkServer products

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Review: Dell's 13G PowerEdge R730xd, a workhorse server with a kick

Hardware improvements, rich storage options, and plenty of room for expansion add up to a very fast, flexible 2U workhorse

Intel wants to modernize data centers with new Xeon server chips

HP, Dell, Lenovo, and IBM will come out with servers running Xeon E5-2600 v3 chips, the first to support DDR4

Cisco retools UCS server line

New modular and mini versions from Cisco scale from huge deployments down to fewer than 15 servers

Cisco -- that's right, Cisco -- soars in server sales

Cisco's success in blade server market may be as much about savvy marketing and good customer outreach as it is about technology

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