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  • HP blade chassis is dense and intense

    If you're looking for the ultimate in computational density, consider the HP C7000 Platinum Blade Server Chassis. The C7000 packs an enormous amount of power into just 10U of rack space, with modular components that can be almost instantly changed out.

  • The best new features in Windows Server 10 (so far)

    Alongside Microsoft's Oct. 1 release of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, the company offered early previews of the next iteration of Windows Server and System Center. With final releases not expected until the summer of 2015, these extremely early technical previews are a marked departure from the norm for Microsoft. Far from being feature complete or even stable, the Windows Server Technical Preview nevertheless presents a way to become familiar with new features coming down the pike, and to put the UI changes through their paces.

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    4 Windows tablet/keyboard combos take on the Surface Pro

    Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 has gotten a lot of attention as a way to bridge the gap between tablets and traditional notebooks. Its snap-on keyboard and pull-out rear stand tries to offer the best of both worlds, but with a 12-in. screen and weighing 1.8 lbs. (without its keyboard cover), the Surface Pro is not as light as it could be, particularly for nomadic workers. And starting at $800 for a system equipped with an Intel i3 with 64GB plus $130 for the Type Cover, it is not an inexpensive system.

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

    Hardware improvements, rich storage options, and plenty of room for expansion add up to a very fast, flexible 2U workhorse

  • Review: RHEL 7 lands with a jolt

    There's a lot to like in the next Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but some fundamental changes may prove problematic

  • Review: VMware VSAN turns storage inside-out

    VMware's Virtual SAN 1.0 combines easy setup and management with high availability and high performance -- and freedom from traditional storage systems

  • PaaS shoot-out: Cloud Foundry vs. OpenShift

    Cloud Foundry shines with broad application support and stellar ease of use, but OpenShift has the edge in management and automation

  • Review: Cloud Foundry brings power and polish to PaaS

    Cloud Foundry impresses with broad application support, streamlined deployment, and enterprise extras from Pivotal, though initial setup could be simpler

  • Review: Dell XPS 15 Touch is the best Windows laptop ever

    Dell's big, fast, 15-inch flagship laptop and its amazing touchscreen give the MacBook Pro Retina a run for its money

  • Review: Samsung's new 3D NAND SSD for 'Pros' is a superfast drive at a good price

    Samsung's new 850 Pro SSD series has up to 1TB of capacity and is designed for workstations and high-end PCs.

  • Dell's Inspiron hybrids a bit too thick and heavy as tablets

    Dell's new Inspiron hybrids take a page from Lenovo's pioneering Yoga design, but in checking them out at Computex, I found them to be a little too thick and heavy to really serve as tablets.

  • Dell keeps Venue 7 and 8 cheap but adds features

    I found a lot to like playing around with Dell's newest Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android tablets, as they are packed with some new technologies missing in more expensive tablets but priced under US$200.

  • Nutanix NX-3000 review: Virtualization Cloud-style

    Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform brings resilient, cloud-like server and storage infrastructure to traditional virtualization deployments

  • Lenovo's new ThinkServer: Low sticker price, lots of upgrade options

    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.

  • Review: HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 scores with snazzy trackpad

    HP's buttoned-down EliteBook Folio 1040 has a lot going for it -- especially the multitouch, pressure-controlled Synaptics ForcePad

  • Review: Dell WYSE delivers Android-on-a-stick

    Thin clients aren't very exciting, and for a reason: they're designed to allow remote access to servers, usually with a Citrix, Microsoft, or VMware client. The folks at Dell WYSE have spiced up the category by building a thin client on top of Android, and getting it down to a form factor only slightly larger than a USB memory stick.

  • Review: Netgear's ReadyData makes a splash with flash

    Netgear's better, faster rack-mount NAS and iSCSI SAN makes the case for enterprise workloads with read and write caching and unlimited snapshots

  • First Look: Cisco ACI re-imagines the enterprise data center network

    Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is a revolutionary re-thinking of how to provision and manage data center networks. While the early version we looked at has some rough edges, and Cisco still has some hard problems to solve, ACI has the potential to completely change the way that large, highly virtualized data center networks are configured and built.

  • Review: 4 NAS appliances deliver big storage cheap

    12-bay rack-mount systems from QNAP, Netgear, LenovoEMC, and Infortrend combine huge storage capacities, business-grade features, smooth setup, and easy administration

  • FIRST LOOK: HP takes giant leap in server design

    When it comes to datacentre 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.