Data center budget and culture
- July 30, 2009
Healthcare data centers are under a federal mandate to use electronic health records by 2014. But some companies may struggle to make the window.
- July 14, 2009
By using mainframe specialty engines for more than just DB2 and Java workloads, mainframe users could save millions of dollars a year.
- July 13, 2009
Migrating apps off the mainframe may result in unintended negative consequences, as illustrated by this hypothetical account of a capacity planning meeting.
- July 07, 2009
The recession is a good excuse to re-negotiate tech vendor contracts, tighten up energy policy to cut data center costs over 12 to 18 months, according to IT pros.
- June 25, 2009
The weak economy put many IT vendors, such as Sun Microsystems, on shaky ground, and IT pros have to worry about technology investments. Gartner and IT pros offer tips on managing vendor risk.
- May 27, 2009
Lower the cost of disaster recovery replication with open source DR tools like Rsync and distributed replicated block device, or DRBD.
- May 26, 2009
In this era of stringent cost cutting, what should IT do: move more apps to the mainframe or move all apps off it? This tip weighs the total cost of ownership for mainframe and non-mainframe applications.
- May 11, 2009
Data center relocations are a risky proposition. Here are five pitfalls to avoid if you're considering moving your data center.
- April 27, 2009
The wrong data center cooling strategy can waste thousands of dollars. In this tip, learn how airflow modeling and the correct placement of perforated raised-floor tiles can reduce bypass airflow and create a more efficient, cost-effective data ...
- April 17, 2009
Data center managers say participation in data center energy-efficiency projects as part of utility rebate programs have paid them well.
- April 13, 2009
With thousands of IT employees being laid off during the recession, IT job losses have fueled several technology startups.
- April 08, 2009
A new federal stimulus law pushing improved healthcare information technology has data center managers bracing for the influx of electronic medical records.
- April 02, 2009
IT professionals, recession aside, remain mixed on the merits and negatives of IT outsourcing as a way to counter staff cuts and contain facility costs.
- March 27, 2009
With the economic downturn, data centers face serious budget cuts. Recent survey data indicates they have turned to server virtualization to reduce server spending and power consumption as well as IT automation to address staff reductions.
- March 24, 2009
Data center spending remains in the doldrums, with some bright spots in virtualization and related infrastructure.