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RHEL 7.2 embraces containers

The newest version of RHEL uses containers for system management on top of running container workloads, but Red Hat hasn't forgotten about more conventional needs

Server platform based on Qualcomm ARM server chip

Server vendors tap ARM chips to give users alternative to Intel

ARM reaches beyond mobile stronghold to hit lucrative server market

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IBM teams up with Xilinx to take on Intel with Power chips

IBM has partnered with Xilinx to make its programmable chips work with IBM's Power processors

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Gene Amdahl, IBM mainframe architect then IBM competitor, has died

Amdahl was chief architect of several IBM mainframes before going on to found the mainframe company that bore his name


Low-end servers get DDR4 memory

Dell and HPE are using a new form of DDR memory in low-end servers to enable small and medium-size businesses to run databases and other apps faster

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Is two better than one? Not for HP

The HP split is final, and both halves of the company struggle with the same problem: standing out in a me-too IT market

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Why client-server must die

Old models of computing always tend to linger too long, but client-server was based on a fallacy -- and needs to go away sooner rather than later

5 bitter truths about software-defined storage

Software-defined storage can deliver great agility and cost savings -- if you watch for these caveats

Larry Ellison speaks at Oracle's OpenWorld conference. Will he show up at Dreamforce?

Oracle just made its biggest Sparc announcement since buying Sun

The M7 is the first Sparc processor designed from the ground up by Oracle

PowerShell for Exchange Admins

The power of PowerShell: An intro for Exchange admins

Forgo the GUI in favor of the console and free yourself of the drudgery of administering Exchange

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Dell targets hyperscale wannabes with new line of bare-bones servers

New family of servers is for companies that want some of the benefits of hyper-scale data centers without having to do the custom engineering work

IBM's new S822LC Linux Power server

IBM chases Intel with new Power-based Linux servers sold over the Web

The servers are aimed at scale-out and cloud deployments running big data workloads


Nginx Web server goes dynamic, adds monitoring

Nginx users can finally modify servers, and the new Amplify service will let them monitor vital statistics, complete with alerts


Now with HTTP/2: Major Nginx upgrade arrives

Nginx Plus Release 7 features performance boosts, TCP load balancing, and denial-of-service protections

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Know-it-all newbies learn a red-hot lesson

For a seasoned techie, it's tough to find the right balance of assisting or letting young IT pros learn their own lessons through trial and error

Servers in CERN's Geneva data center

Server growth remains healthy in Q2, despite fall in midrange systems

Demand for higher-end and low-end servers helped drive growth as server shipments increased 3.2 percent from a year ago

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Dell creates new server division for 'second-tier' hyperscale customers

The new DSS group will target areas like Web service delivery, oil and gas, and research

Oracle preps 'Sonoma' chip for low-priced Sparc servers

The new chip could become a rival for Intel's Xeon and make Oracle's servers more competitive with those from HP and IBM

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