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SERVERS: High performance servers on a university budget

Universities are faced with a unique dilemma. With ever growing data sets, there is a greater need for high-performing server hardware to support it. However, since university researchers rely on grants and tight budget restrictions to fund projects, the price tag for off-the-shelf servers can be a roadblock. So while researchers are focused on...

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Budgeting investment

SERVERS: Why all the excitement surrounding virtualization?

Server virtualization is the single most effective way for businesses to reduce IT expenses while boosting efficiency and agility. It is the portioning of a physical server into multiple virtual servers to help maximize server resources. In other words, each virtual server can...

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The future of virtualization

SERVERS: Intel's "Skylake" processor family is coming soon.

Intel is at it again! The technology-based leader is nearly ready to release its new "Skylake" processor technology that is based on its tick or tock manufacturing and design model. To learn about Intel processor advantages and technologies, contact your Servers Direct sales rep today.

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Intels Skylake processor

SERVERS: 28-point checklist for maintaining a healthy server environment.

Whether your data center contains only a handful of servers or somewhere north of 100, servers are at the core of your business, so it makes sense why you would want to do everything possible to ensure your servers are operating at peak performance...

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Checklist for maintaining a healthy server farm

SERVERS: What's the latest with the Cloud? 5 Trends to follow.

The cloud has been around for years and it's not going anywhere soon. In fact, with the data boom, IT departments are looking to the cloud as another option to support and protect data. But with new technology, there is sometimes confusion about which trends to follow and ignore. If you are new to the cloud or are a veteran simply looking to gain additional insight, consider the following...

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Latest cloud trends

SERVERS: 5 steps for reducing energy costs in your server environment

If there's one thing that will keep you up at night, it's addressing the question of how to best reduce energy costs in your data center. While there's no single blueprint for an energy efficiency strategy that will work across all data centers, if you follow the steps below, you could address a significant amount of the energy waste in...

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Reduce energy costs

SERVERS: Revolutionizing the data center: a new way to save time, money and space

As an IT professional or data center manager, you are faced with challenges day in and day out, ranging from maintaining availability to maximizing server capacity, but few things stand out as much as...

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Ways to save time, money and space in your data center

SERVERS: New Supermicro solutions leverage Red Hat Enterprise and OpenStack Platforms for cloud infrastructure

At the Red Hat Summit in San Jose, CA, Supermicro announced open source solutions for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ceph and OpenStack platforms...

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SERVERS: New Powerful Server Graphics Will Enable Supermicro MicroBlades to Become Workstations in the Cloud

At Computex in Taiwan, Supermicro announced some awesome new technology. Implementing the new Intel® Xeon® processors, Supermicro continues to make strides with the latest MicroBlade servers. By combining the latest Intel processors with...

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SERVERS: Supermicro Fat Twin Servers Now Available!

I'm always amazed with the ever increasing density of servers our partners like Supermicro are able to cram into a standard rack.

The new Fat Twin 8 node servers pack quite a mighty punch when it comes to delivering high performance workloads in a data center.

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SERVERS: New Supermicro TwinPro2 Offers Four Different Servers In Only Three and a Half Inches of Rack Space!

This week Servers Direct introduced a new quad-node server from Supermicro. I know it may not seem like revolutionary technology any more, as we've been selling multi-node servers for quite some time now. But it still never ceases to amaze me on exactly how much power companies like Intel and Supermicro are able to engineer into such a small space.

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SERVERS: Intel "Wildcat Pass" 2U Server

Our product managers have been super impressed with the capabilities of the new Intel "Wildcat Pass" 2u server featuring an Intel S2600WT2 motherboard and supporting dual Intel XEON e5-2600v3 CPU's, sixteen 2.5 inch hot-swap drives, Dual 1-Gbe LAN ports, up to 3.0 TB of DDR4 memory in 24 DIMM sockets, and 1100W redundant power supplies. It has 8 PCIe slots for items like Intel® Xeon Phi™...

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STORAGE: SATA vs SAS – What you need to know

By now, you've heard a thing or two about SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) and SAS (Serial Attached SCSI), but do you really know how these differ and why one option is better than another when it comes to specific applications?

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