- February 05, 2016
The maker of the Vblock, VCE, is securing its role within the EMC Federation after the Dell-EMC merger as a converged platform division with new offerings in the works.
- February 03, 2016
The Open Compute Project is like buying supermarket store brands -- you still get what you want without the high price in your data center.
- January 29, 2016
A study pinpoints the cost of a data center outage and lends insight into the causes behind outages at more than 60 data centers in the past year.
- January 26, 2016
High profile outages of cloud infrastructure in 2015 still have some businesses spooked, even though cloud providers increased the resiliency of their offerings.
- January 20, 2016
It's January, people, and you know what that means -- awards season! Not one to be left out of the party, Modern Infrastructure is happy to announce the winners of its third annual Impact Awards, where readers, industry experts and editors weigh in ...
Sponsored by SolidFire - “Never run out of disk space” became the storage administrator’s prime directive because of the big difference between storage and the rest of an organization’s IT infrastructure. When the network guys slightly underestimate the bandwidth they’ll need to provide, the network gets congested and applications slow down. Similarly, if the server crew ends up running a few too many VMs on too few hosts, the VMs run slower. See More
Sponsored by SolidFire - When a host server fails to deliver a sufficient level of IOPS, the solution is often to invest in solid-state storage. As many organizations have discovered, however, solid-state storage is a costly solution that may only temporarily correct the problem. Like any other storage technology, there is a limit to the number of IOPS that solid-state storage can deliver, and it is often only a matter of time before this limit is reached and the performance problems return. See More
Sponsored by HPE - The key to a data-driven enterprise is to have access to all the relevant data across the entire organization. This isn’t as straightforward as it sounds. Legacy data warehousing and point analytics tools may not be capable of managing the vast and ever-growing mountains of data collected by a modern business. See More
Sponsored by SimpliVity - The true value of data protection is in making systems available after a failure. Data protection starts with surviving failure of server hardware components, then extends to recovering damage to a VM and further to recovering from the loss of a whole data center. A data protection strategy should address multiple levels of failure. It should offer the business certainty of the time to recover from each level and certainty of the potential data loss for each failure. SimpliVity has built data protection into their product from the lowest level. See More
- January 18, 2016
A power failure at a Verizon data center knocked out JetBlue's digital infrastructure for several hours, giving IT pros plenty to consider when thinking about uptime.
- January 15, 2016
If there was concern that interest in the server market was waning among IT pros in a software-dominated world, the latest batch of analyst reports should ease those worries.
- January 12, 2016
Renewals for data center outsourcing deals during the past year reveal a drop in prices, thanks to increases in automation, and server and storage demand.
- January 08, 2016
When the leader in online deals started to hit the big time, the company realized cloud computing was no longer its best option and began to move into its own data center space.
- January 07, 2016
Stacking containers inside a former steel mill creates a new modularly designed data center with abundant power.
- December 31, 2015
The merger of TeamQuest and PureShare adds a new visual component to data center capacity planning and tools to present data center needs to the C-suite.
- December 30, 2015
Data center teams modernized and adapted throughout 2015, with help -- and hindrance -- from major changes in the IT industry, which ranged from new job demands to transitions among providers.
- December 22, 2015
The effect of activist investors and leveraged buyouts on IT providers is something that can be advantageous in IT buying decisions.
- December 22, 2015
Software-defined everything, security, IoT, APIs and other technologies top our experts' predictions for 2016 data center trends.
- December 15, 2015
Data center facilities are undergoing tremendous change, with trends such as open standards and DCIM catching on, and emerging technologies pushing the limits of density and power.