• May 20, 2016 20 May'16

    Steady as it goes, RHEL 6.8 brings new archiving and VPN tool

    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 12 May'16

    EMC's newest rack-scale hyper-converged runs without VMware

    VCE's hyper-converged in size large had forced you to build a private cloud using VMware -- until now.

  • May 09, 2016 09 May'16

    Tech spending priorities to shift with DevOps transition

    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 29 Apr'16

    Make the bed, enterprise OpenStack deployment is moving in

    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 25 Apr'16

    Why some IT leaders aren't falling for edge data centers

    Buzzword bingo games these days typically include 'edge data centers,' but how much real interest is there among users?

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  • April 13, 2016 13 Apr'16

    Gauging whether hyper-converged vendors' ages matter

    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?

  • April 08, 2016 08 Apr'16

    New arrivals seek to simplify OpenStack private clouds

    Building an OpenStack private cloud can be challenging, but new options aim to help enterprises do it without a headache.

  • April 04, 2016 04 Apr'16

    Disaggregated server benefits lie in efficiency gains

    Disaggregated servers are unlikely to go 'boom' in the market the way hyper-convergence has but figure to grow at a more leisurely pace.

  • April 04, 2016 04 Apr'16

    IT operations pros contend with DevOps culture

    Plenty of tools exist to ease the technical challenges of DevOps, but you can't abstract away or automate cultural requirements like teamwork and trust.

  • March 28, 2016 28 Mar'16

    Mainframe programmers can be young, cool and relevant

    When a 47-year-old mainframe programmer is one of the youngest in his department, it's clear more efforts are needed to attract young IT pros to careers in mainframes.

  • March 18, 2016 18 Mar'16

    New hyper-convergence entrants seek a spot in enterprise IT

    Hyper-convergence can simplify IT operations by bringing together compute, storage and networking hardware with virtualization and management platforms, but it must break out of limited uses.

  • March 18, 2016 18 Mar'16

    Q&A: Database infrastructure must match modern apps

    Jim Starkey, the man who wrote large parts of the relational databases that are still in use today, talks about why it's time to start over with new designs.

  • March 16, 2016 16 Mar'16

    Assimilate converged IT infrastructure into the data center

    With the hype around converged and hyper-converged IT infrastructure, resistance seems futile. While your IT organization will likely be a mix of converged, dedicated and cloud-based resources, convergence is moving into new areas.

  • March 16, 2016 16 Mar'16

    Mad about microsegmentation

    The tech industry seems fixated breaking things apart into ever-smaller units for greater levels of "granularity." Traditional standalone applications are maligned as "monoliths" that must be broken apart in to their component pieces, or "...

  • March 14, 2016 14 Mar'16

    Big-name vendors lace gloves, box back at white box servers

    Top-tier vendors are speaking up, hoping to compete with bare-bones white box servers that are increasingly popular with cloud service providers.