Oliver Rist

Oliver Rist has wandered the wasteland of technology reporting for more than 15 years.


Next-gen HP ProLiant pumps up the jam

HP's DL380p Gen8 dances through virtualization workloads and server administration with compelling mix of speed and ease

Review: Weighing Windows Server 2012

From network services and storage to virtualization and private cloud, the beefy new Windows Server leaves no server role unturned

Review: Weighing Windows Server 2012

From network services and storage to virtualization and private cloud, the beefy new Windows Server leaves no server role unturned

Is OpenStack the new Linux?

Or is this open source 'cloud operating system' just a launching pad for a million new cloud businesses? Either way, the excitement is contagious

Is OpenStack the new Linux?

Or is this open source 'cloud operating system' just a launching pad for a million new cloud businesses? Either way, the excitement is contagious

New Dell PowerEdge: More power, deeper management

First look: 12-gen, 2U Dell PowerEdge R720xd pairs hardware heft with first-rate remote management tools

Five lessons of a data center overhaul

Putting someone in charge of tracking the details, including order management and shipping, would have really saved some time, trouble and money for the University of Hawaii. Learn from its mistakes.

Product review: Exchange Server 2007 SP1 packs plenty

SP1 addresses a number of users' administrative concerns, including providing updated GUI tools and full Windows Server 2008 and Vista support.

Opinion: What's wrong with Mac OS X?

Windows user Oliver Rist has been working with Mac OS X ever since he bought a MacBook Pro back in January. He weighs in on what he likes, and doesn't like, about Apple Inc.'s OS.

Replacing in-house apps with applications in the cloud

For lean, mean SMBs looking for maximum features and flexibility with a minimum overall cost, SaaS and hosted software simply have nowhere to go but up.

Opinion: A bullish outlook for Longhorn security

Microsoft has painted a rosy picture of Longhorn security, suggesting a bigger leap forward on the server side than on the client side.

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