• November 23, 2015 23 Nov'15

    Mainframe applications may not be as secure as you think

    Mainframes are well-suited for mobile apps, and though these systems are known to be safe, there are ways to tighten mainframe security.

  • November 20, 2015 20 Nov'15

    Floating data center reduces cost, power use

    A new data center provider promises big benefits from its novel floating data center, but the idea of running IT equipment on a barge is enough to make some IT watchers seasick.

  • November 17, 2015 17 Nov'15

    IT pros react to Dell's EMC acquisition plan

    The Twitterverse chimes in on the mega Dell-EMC deal, as three major traditional IT vendors -- Dell, EMC and VMware -- plan their futures.

  • November 17, 2015 17 Nov'15

    A who's who of white box switch vendors

    White box networking gives IT organizations more freedom of choice for network hardware and OSes. It's a young and changing market, with a mix of vendor involvement.

  • November 13, 2015 13 Nov'15

    Top data center industry trends of 2016

    Data center industry trends include managers who don't just manage servers, storage and networking, but instead manage 'hybrid IT.'

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  • November 12, 2015 12 Nov'15

    Massive tax bill increases uncertainty in Dell-EMC deal

    Dell's deal to buy EMC and VMware for $67 billion is in doubt after revelations that the company could face a $9 billion tax bill, forcing some uncertain IT buyers to look elsewhere.

  • November 10, 2015 10 Nov'15

    Puppet configuration management tool enables DevOps culture

    As an insurance provider, Hiscox took a leap of faith embracing (supported) open source Puppet config management and DevOps. It's paid off, but still brings challenges.

  • November 06, 2015 06 Nov'15

    U.S. data center market has a new king

    For years, there has been more data center space and power in the New York-New Jersey metro area than anywhere else in the United States. That's no longer the case.

  • November 02, 2015 02 Nov'15

    Greenfield vs. brownfield data center development strategies

    Don't count out that old, empty department store that hasn't seen customers in a decade -- data center brownfield developments bring new life to these types of abandoned buildings.

  • October 29, 2015 29 Oct'15

    IoT devices, data use developing faster than common standard

    The onslaught of data from IoT devices may not happen until a set of common standards is developed.

  • October 23, 2015 23 Oct'15

    Data center uptime pressure mounts as IoT takes hold

    Don your foil hats: A practical futurist explains how electromagnetic pulses and IoT will impact IT infrastructure by 2020 and just how high data center uptime pressure will be.

  • October 22, 2015 22 Oct'15

    EMC, Dell customers wonder what's in it for them

    The acquisition of EMC and VMware has IT pros at Dell World wondering what the future holds for pricing, storage and support.

  • October 20, 2015 20 Oct'15

    Traditional IT employees must adapt to cloud way of life

    Traditional IT employees need to understand the big business picture and what the cloud offers to remain relevant.

  • October 20, 2015 20 Oct'15

    Early DCIM software users pay more than Johnny-come-latelies

    The total cost of ownership for DCIM has dropped over the past few years as more data centers use the tech.

  • October 19, 2015 19 Oct'15

    IT pros weigh Dell versus HP as one swells, the other splits

    Dell will become a much bigger company following the purchase of EMC and VMware, begging the question of how it will match up against a newly split HP.