Unix servers News
March 20, 2014
IBM's collaboration with NYGC is built around Watson, which could hasten brain cancer cures and solve big data problems to boot.
January 22, 2014
IBM's server hardware sales continue their decline as the company sharpens its focus on cloud software and services and ponders layoffs.
November 15, 2013
Wintel servers have become the darling of the data center, pushing RISC systems out of favor. But the server hardware battle isn't winner takes all.
October 03, 2013
With Unix use in nearly universal decline, some Unix system vendors are faring better than others, but no one is winning.
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SSH connection inconveniences can make remote server management a pain. Here's what do when your SSH server frequently disconnects. Continue Reading
Do you know how to move a file or get a list of current users from your Unix servers? Take our Unix quiz on essential commands for system admins. Continue Reading
A single point of failure (SPOF) is a potential risk posed by a flaw in the design, implementation or configuration of a circuit or system in which one fault or malfunction causes an entire system to stop operating. Continue Reading
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Would you approach buying a server in the same way you buy a laptop? Open-source hardware is placing the spotlight on ODM server manufacturers. Continue Reading
Pick sides on whether to scale up vs. scale out servers. It will establish what method to enhance server performance makes sense for your data center. Continue Reading
Large enterprises still count on the Unix OS for critical apps, whether the app is too customized to move, or because the app works well where it is. Continue Reading
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According to longtime Linux pro Sander van Vugt, RHEL skills will take you furthest. Follow van Vugt's 10-year plan to a successful IT career. Continue Reading
Switching from Unix to Windows means new programming languages, Web services, security and more. Ease the transition with planning and emulators. Continue Reading
There's no denying that the Unix party is winding down, but just how quickly are guests leaving? What is Unix going to look like in five years? Continue Reading
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Next time you buy servers, raw clock speed won't matter as much as processor specialization, memory and software support, power draw or security. Continue Reading
Servers are chaotic and complex at startup, making errors during this stage even more difficult to diagnose. Power-On Self-Test codes can help. Continue Reading
For Brad Casey, the usefulness of Linux and Unix commands is in the eye of the beholder, but here are a couple hidden gems admins might not know. Continue Reading