Nutanix NX-3000 Series9.3 - Excellent
Netgear ReadyData 52009.3 - Excellent
Sublime Text 3.30599.1 - Excellent
Dell XPS 15 Touch9.0 - Excellent
Riverbed Granite 2.58.9 - Very Good
November 21, 2013

Review: Puppet vs. Chef vs. Ansible vs. Salt

The leading configuration management and orchestration tools take different paths to server automation

October 21, 2013

Review: Office 365 administration made easy

Going beyond Office 365's native admin GUI, 365 Command provides powerful Exchange admin capabilities without the need to run PowerShell

October 17, 2013

Review: Salt keeps server automation simple

Salt brings simplicity, flexibility, and high scalability to Linux and Unix server infrastructure management -- it does Windows too

October 10, 2013

Review: Ansible orchestration is a veteran Unix admin's dream

Ansible and AnsibleWorks AWX bring simplicity and power to Linux and Unix server automation

August 6, 2013

Review: Chef cooks up configuration management

Opscode's Chef packs the power of Ruby and plentiful Cookbooks, but lacks features and polish found in other solutions

July 16, 2013

Review: Puppet 3.0 pulls more strings

Version 3.0 of Puppet Labs' configuration automation tool shines with speed boosts, orchestration improvements, and deeper support for Windows servers

May 29, 2013

Review: VMware's vCenter Operations Manager lightens the load

Monitoring virtual servers for availability, performance, health, and workload capacity has never been easy, but Operations Manager goes a long way toward that goal

March 27, 2013

Puppet or Chef: The configuration management dilemma

Puppet is model-driven, Ruby is procedural, and both are large, messy, open source ecosystems plagued with pitfalls

March 8, 2013

How to script: A Bash crash course

An easy step-by-step guide to the Bash command-line shell and shell scripting

September 6, 2012

Review: Dell blade servers tip the scales

Dell's M1000e blade system wows with novel new blades, improved management, modular I/O, and 40G out the back

©1994-2014 Infoworld, Inc.