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  • Windows Server 2012 and its hardware requirements

    The expanded capabilities of Windows Server 2012 are proving attractive to enterprise IT decision makers. This ATB guide chapter will provide those decision makers with detailed information about what hardware they’ll need in place to proceed with the upgrade and ensure proper compatibility. Also included will be a discussion of Windows Server 2012’s features and functionality (such as new clustering capabilities and increased virtual machine density). The guide will advise readers on common oversights to avoid and how to employ best practices to make product selection and implementation successful.

  • Five things to keep in mind when planning a server refresh cycle

    Businesses are shortening server refresh cycles to benefit from more powerful and capable computing platforms.

  • Ensuring hardware compatibility with a Windows Server 2012 upgrade

    With Windows Server 2012 available, admins have a lot to consider when it comes to hardware. Here's what you need to know before you make the move.

  • Windows Server 2012 upgrades may impact x86 server market

    Server sales have been down in recent months but the new Windows Server launch may restart x86 server hardware purchases -- as soon as IT gets done testing it.

  • Five quick links: Tips on Windows Server hardware comparison, selection

    In the market for new server hardware? Get tips on Windows Server 2008 R2 hardware selection and considerations in this fast guide.

  • Evaluating hardware for Windows Server 2008 R2

    You might think selecting the right system to run Windows Server 2008 R2 would focus largely on price/performance factors. While these factors are high on the list, there are other key considerations. In this handbook, we explore hardware considerations for Windows Server 2008 R2, including processing power, memory, storage capacity and built-in networking connectivity and management hooks needed to properly run an application workload and a specific version of Windows Server. We also evaluate maintenance contracts and which one best suits your business needs, which hardware add-ons are worthy to bundle with the system and which built-in software you need to more easily deploy the hardware in production environments. We also review hardware requirements to get ready for Microsoft’s next-generation operating system.

  • Cost considerations: When blade servers meet virtualization

    When it comes to cost-effectiveness, do blade servers and virtualization combine to make CFOs happy?

  • Examining blade server options for Windows Server 2008 R2

    It's a question asked with relative frequency: should I implement blade or rackmount hardware for Windows Server 2008 R2? The truth is there's no simple answer.

  • Determining what hardware is needed to support virtualization

    Short- and long-term virtualization strategies are important to consider when choosing hardware for Windows Server 2008 R2.

  • Rightsizing hardware for Windows Server 2008 R2 editions

    What's your hardware blueprint? Executing a good Microsoft Windows Serer 2008 R2 hardware plan can actually save money in the long run.

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