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

    Posted September 9, 2014 - 4:06 pm

    Hardware improvements, rich storage options, and plenty of room for expansion add up to a very fast, flexible 2U workhorse.
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    Lenovo's new ThinkServer: Low sticker price, lots of upgrade options

    Posted May 28, 2014 - 12:58 pm

    We tested the Lenovo RD440 as a base-unit, 2U server. We found it pretty generic on the surface, but options, including software pre-loads, increase its potential utility for volume users and especially smaller operations.
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    HP takes giant leap in server design

    Posted February 10, 2014 - 3:10 pm

    When it comes to data center servers, the goal is to pack the most power into the smallest, most efficient package. HP has leapfrogged past traditional blade servers with its new Moonshot line that delivers high density and low power in a space-saving "cartridge-based" chassis.
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    HP Proliant Microserver G8: Powerful features in a small, stylish package

    Posted July 1, 2013 - 12:10 pm

    HP's new Proliant Microserver Gen8 is an SMB, home, or branch office/retail server that looks completely different than HP's usual offering: it's a small cube with an optional eight-port Gigabit Ethernet switch atop.
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    Cisco brings server virtualization to the branch office

    Posted February 25, 2013 - 1:48 pm

    The Cisco UCS Express family is a new set of blades that add high-performance general-purpose Intel server capabilities to the ISR G2 series of routers.
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    Lenovo ThinkServer: Fast, versatile, energy efficient

    Posted January 14, 2013 - 3:12 pm

    We tested the Lenovo ThinkServer RD630 in our network operations center cabinet at nFrame in Carmel, Ind., and found that it fits the bill if you're looking for a powerful, versatile 1/2U server.
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    Review: Dell blade servers tip the scales

    Posted September 11, 2012 - 7:51 am

    Dell's M1000e blade system wows with novel new blades, improved management, modular I/O, and 40G out the back
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    Windows Essential Business Server 2008 RC 1

    Posted July 30, 2008 - 3:21 pm

    Recently, Microsoft released its second release candidate build, RC1, of Windows Essential Business Server, or EBS, a midmarket server solution for businesses with 50 to 300 users and computers. With mail, management, security and (in the premium edition) database needs in one box, it's hard to argue with the value the suite approach brings to a midmarket business. It will be interesting to track this product to release, but at this point, it's looking good.
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    AquaConnect helps Macs, others share desktop apps

    Posted July 30, 2008 - 3:15 pm

    Terminal servers are nothing new in the computing world, particularly for enterprise environments. Citrix and Windows Terminal Services have been around for well over a decade. While terminal servers may not be new, their host operating systems (those that are available to connect users to the server) have, by and large, been versions of Windows. Last fall, a new company called AquaConnect did something unheard of: It unveiled the first Mac terminal server the world had ever seen.
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