- June 29, 2016
With RHEL hitting platform maturity, Red Hat's future includes Microsoft integration, expanded management and a smaller footprint.
- June 29, 2016
IT pros see potential for VMware's Project Photon and the Photon OS to tie together cloud-native applications and existing VMware environments.
- June 28, 2016
VMware made its name virtualizing servers and later with other proprietary technology, but it's reaching out to developers with its container-friendly, open source Project Photon.
- June 24, 2016
Handing off most of its software business to private equity firms is one more step toward Dell's mega-purchase of EMC, and it gives users both clarity and concerns.
- June 17, 2016
HPE has found a data center friend in Docker to ease container entry into the enterprise, but right now, it's a step too far for some IT shops.
Sponsored by Dell - In today’s business environment, software has become a critical differentiator in determining business success. A recent article in Harvard Business Review postulates that every business is a competitor on a software playing field, no matter what sector it is in. See More
Sponsored by SimpliVity - Databases like SQL Server and Oracle are very dependent on disk storage, and database performance is tightly coupled to storage performance. There is often blanket guidance about storage array features to enable or disable. For example, most database tuning guides recommend disabling deduplication on the database storage. See More
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
- June 15, 2016
Seeing the physical and virtual layers across the data center has been a herculean task that one company has spent the last two years tackling -- and now, it will be part of VMware.
- June 08, 2016
Data analytics may be at the core of a data center, but HPE is the latest big infrastructure player to offer technology for processing data at the edge around the internet of things.
- May 27, 2016
Running hard to catch up with competitors, HPE gets ready to deliver a new approach to help users realize their long-held vision for a software-defined data center.
- May 27, 2016
The server-storage mismatch is at the heart of management challenges with big data architecture and can create inefficiencies for hardware running Hadoop and Spark. A different take on disaggregation can help.
- May 20, 2016
The most common data center operating system gets its final 6.x updates with the addition of a local backup archiving tool before transitioning to just security and stability updates.
- May 12, 2016
VCE's hyper-converged in size large had forced you to build a private cloud using VMware -- until now.
- May 09, 2016
IT organizations should get ready to cede some budgetary control to business units, as software -- and software developers -- become key agents of commerce.
- April 29, 2016
A typical OpenStack deployment is still for 'net new' workloads outside of the world's largest enterprises, but some big names have started to show off their use of OpenStack.
- April 25, 2016
Buzzword bingo games these days typically include 'edge data centers,' but how much real interest is there among users?
- April 13, 2016
Deciding between the new guy and the old standby has driven purchasing decisions for decades, but what do users think when it comes to hyper-converged infrastructure?