Windows Server Consolidation Strategies

  • September 20, 2016 20 Sep'16

    Microsoft Nano Server: A lighter OS for heavy workloads

    Microsoft offers a refactored Windows Server 2016 option called Nano Server that fills the need for speed in today's data centers. Here's how it works.

  • November 14, 2007 14 Nov'07

    On standalone Hyper-V, a fuzzy picture emerges

    Microsoft's standalone virtualization server, now called Hyper-V, won't be ready until late 2008. It's already stirring up questions.

  • February 27, 2007 27 Feb'07

    Server consolidation: Modeling your consolidation server

    In performing a server consolidation, it's hard to figure out how many servers can be safely consolidated into one without running into diminishing returns. You should learn what each server's real needs and behaviors are, then model your ...

  • August 24, 2006 24 Aug'06

    Blades, Windows rank as practical choices in IT shops

    A TIP study shows that IT managers are practical when it comes to using blades and picking server operating systems.

  • August 20, 2006 20 Aug'06

    Get ready for Exchange Server 2007 with a tool check

    With a new release of Exchange Server coming next year, it's time for IT administrators to check their toolbox in advance of planning a migration.

  • July 25, 2006 25 Jul'06

    Blades for server consolidation: Some considerations

    Determine if/where/when blades fit best into your consolidation project with this expert advice from industry veteran Barb Goldworm.

  • May 24, 2006 24 May'06

    Server power management tools highlighted in x86 roll outs from HP, IBM

    HP and IBM plan to start shipping out new x86 servers next month with updated processors, storage capabilities and power management tools.

  • October 19, 2005 19 Oct'05

    Exchange Server SP2 hits the street

    The latest service pack for Exchange Server 2003 touts better tools to fight phishing schemes, but the cool mobile management features won't be ready for two more months.

  • September 27, 2005 27 Sep'05

    Office 2003 SP2 cans spam

    Tuesday's patches contain spam and phishing crackdowns, plus support for November's SQL Server and Visual Studio releases.

  • July 29, 2005 29 Jul'05

    Microsoft's server business climbing

    Enterprise sales are up and revenue for the company's server software alone is "nipping at the heels of $10 billion," according to a top executive.

  • June 28, 2005 28 Jun'05

    HP develops SAS-based storage blade

    HP is working on a SAS-based storage blade for its blade server product that will ship by year's end. Check out the benefits and limitations of this approach.

  • May 19, 2005 19 May'05

    Tackling server and storage consolidation in one project

    Pierce County, Wash., solved a crippling data growth problem by consolidating its infrastructure on IBM blade servers and storage, and says it will save $3 million in the process.

  • May 05, 2005 05 May'05

    Look before you leap into consolidation

    What's not to love about server consolidation and virtualization? Experts and data center managers say that while both are attractive options, they're not for everybody.

  • April 18, 2005 18 Apr'05

    Ask Microsoft: Blue screens after a move to Win2k

    A group manager for Microsoft's internal IT organization talks about how to troubleshoot Windows 2000-based restart and network slowdown issues.

  • April 08, 2005 08 Apr'05

    Windows scripting for beginners

    Windows scripting is simpler than it looks and can save you substantial time and effort. Here are some basic scripting concepts by scripting authority Christa Anderson.