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23 Jun 2017
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Planning For The New Windows Server Cadence [64480]
Data Center Knowledge, June 23rd 2017

"The next version of Windows Server will let you run Linux containers using Hyper-V isolation (and connect to them with bash scripts), encrypt network segments on software-defined networks and deploy the Host Guardian Service as a Shielded VM rather than needing a three-node physical cluster.

Data deduplication for ReFS means Storage Spaces Direct will have 50 percent better disk utilization. Multi-tenancy for Remote Desktop Services Hosting means you can host multiple clients from a single deployment, and virtual machine load balancing is now OS and application aware, so you can prioritize app performance as you balance the load between multiple hosts..."
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19 Jun 2017
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IDC And Gartner Q1 Sever Shipment Reports Show That Chinese Server Market Is Booming, But The Global Server Market Is In Depression [64479]
HPCWire, June 19th 2017

"Both IDC and Gartner recently released their 2017 Q1 Worldwide X86 Server Market Reports. The data indicates that the global server market is still facing a demand slump. According to IDC and Gartner, the worldwide server revenue in the first quarter of this year dropped 4.6% and 4.5% respectively. And the worldwide Top 5 server vendors in shipments are: Dell EMC, HPE, Lenovo, Huawei, Inspur..."
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15 Jun 2017
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9 Shell Tips Every Developer Should Know [64253]
InfoWorld, June 15th 2017

"Every wizened Unix hacker will have his or her own special tool set for using the command line for dev-fu. Here are mine...

The shell is your friend. But many developers don't really know the shell, the Unix or Linux command-line environment available in several operating systems. (Bash is the best known, but there are others.)

Some of you, when you transitioned from Windows to Mac, took your (slow) clickety habits with you, not realizing that the power laid in that app called Terminal hidden under Applications somewhere. Some of you have been shelling into 'the server' to tweak a setting or two without realizing that you could automate your life away without even cracking a devops tool..."
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13 Jun 2017
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Forget The GUI: The Return Of The Command Line [64277]
InfoWorld, June 13th 2017

"Managing Windows at the scale of the cloud means going back to the command line with PowerShell and Bash...

If you immerse yourself in Microsoft history for long enough, you'll come across more than one story about staff trying to add more command-line features to its operating systems. The plans go up the corporate tree, to the rarified heights of a Bill Gates review, where the executives ask, 'What part of the name Windows do you have a problem with?'

Corporate legends aside, Windows on both the desktop and server have long been the province of GUIs, point-and-click experiences driving everything from files on desktop PCs to managing entire virtual networks in the public cloud. That was all very well when you were dealing with tens of PCs and a handful of servers in an office. It even still worked for client-server enterprise applications or a small farm of web servers/

Now, however, we have the cloud..."
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09 Mar 2017
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If The Answer Is NVMe, What Were And Are The Questions? [61310]
The Data Center Journal, March 9th, 2017

"If NVMe is the answer, then what were and are the various questions that should be asked?

Some of the common questions include what is the difference between NVM and NVMe?

Is NVMe only for servers, does NVMe require fabrics and what benefit is NVMe beyond more IOPs.

Let's take a look at some of these common NVMe conversations and other questions..."
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23 Feb 2017
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When To Consider Converged Infrastructure Technologies [60917]
SearchDataCenter, February 23rd, 2017

"Converged and hyper-converged systems simplify an IT environment and boost performance. Here's how to decide if they are right for your business's data center...

Converged infrastructure is the grouping together of aspects of a technology platform in a single, optimized system. Among other benefits, this type of architecture delivers a higher level of performance. But what does this mean to an organization, and when should converged infrastructure technologies be put into action?..."
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