September 2005 | Archive by Month | SearchDataCenter.com

September 2005

  • Assuring your third-party data center is secure

    The costs are generally lower and the bandwidth abundant, but are third party data centers secure enough to protect your data?

  • Cisco puts network muscle behind virtualization, utility computing

    Cisco Systems, Inc. just launched a new family of InfiniBand-based switches and virtualization software that pools resources at the network layer. The products stem from the acquisition of Topspin ...

  • IBM details new version of hardware monitoring tool

    Director 5.1, IBM's latest toolkit to monitor the care and feeding of hardware, will be available next month. Big Blue promises new features to draw more users to try the software.

  • AMD launches second wave of dual-core offerings

    Hoping to increase its head start over Intel in the dual-core chip race, AMD announced Monday the release of three new dual-core processors.

  • Yankee Group: SOA everywhere by 2006

    A new survey by the Yankee Group reports that service-oriented architecture (SOA) will be everywhere by 2006. The firm promises SOA will simplify IT processes, but trying to define SOA doesn't seem...

  • indemnification

    In service level agreements (SLAs) and other legal contracts such as end-user license agreements (EULAs), indemnification is the part of an agreement that provides for one party to bear the monetar...

  • ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers)

    ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) is an organization devoted to the advancement of indoor-environment-control technology in the heating, ventilatio...

  • ambient temperature

    In a computing context, ambient temperature is the air temperature of any environment where computers and related equipment are kept.

  • DCML (Data Center Markup Language)

    DCML (Data Center Markup Language), based on Extensible Markup Language (XML), is a data format and model for exchanging information that describes a data center environment.

  • MIPS (million instructions per second)

    The number of MIPS (million instructions per second) is a general measure of computing performance and, by implication, the amount of work a larger computer can do.

  • mainframe (big iron)

    A mainframe (also known as 'big iron') is a high-performance computer used for large-scale computing purposes that require greater availability and security than a smaller-scale machine can offer.....

  • high availability (HA)

    In information technology, high availability refers to a system or component that is continuously operational for a desirably long length of time.

  • integrity

    Integrity, in terms of data and network security, is the assurance that information can only be accessed or modified by those authorized to do so.

  • TCO (total cost of ownership)

    TCO (total cost of ownership) is a type of calculation designed to help consumers and enterprise managers assess both direct and indirect costs and benefits related to the purchase of any IT compon...

  • ISO 9000

    (For the business server line from Hewlett-Packard, see HP 9000.) ISO 9000 is a series of standards, developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), that define...

  • twisted pair

    Twisted pair is the ordinary copper wire that connects home and many business computers to the telephone company. (Continued...)

  • ISO

    ISO, founded in 1947, is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies from some 100 countries, with one standards body representing each member country.

  • multiprocessing

    Multiprocessing is the coordinated processing of programs by more than one computer processor.

  • IT (information technology)

    IT (information technology) is a term that encompasses all forms of technology used to create, store, exchange, and use information in its various forms (business data, voice conversations, still i...

  • DB2

    DB2 is a family of relational database management system (RDBMS) products from IBM that serve a number of different operating system platforms.