IT compliance and governance strategies
- April 28, 2009
High-performance computing is a power hog, but an HPC benchmarking group is developing an efficiency metric, and a new online calculator compares HPC machines' energy efficiency.
- February 20, 2009
The Uptime Institute's data center tier system has long been a mainstay in determining high availability. But does certification matter, or is it too strict to work?
- February 13, 2009
Recently, data center industry groups united to propose a green data center certification benchmark to the USGBC, which modifies its LEED rating system to apply to data centers.
- November 06, 2008
The Transaction Processing Performance Council has disclosed plans for new data center metrics, including energy consumption metrics and those for the performance of virtual machines.
- November 04, 2008
The new Dynamic Power Capping feature enables data center managers to set a power threshold based on how much power a server uses.
- October 22, 2008
Energy-efficiency tools are supposed to help data centers understand that energy efficiency frees resources for compute-intensive activities and reduces costs. But do they?
- October 07, 2008
After an application consolidation, LandAmerica enlisted Netuitive's performance monitoring tool and quickly identified problems no other software had detected.
- September 29, 2008
Implementing OpTier CoreFirst 3.0 enabled Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota to troubleshoot application performance problems.
- September 10, 2008
Data centers are concerned about energy efficiency and taking steps to fix it, according to the 2008 Purchasing Intentions Survey. But many have no way to measure whether their tactics work.
- June 05, 2008
In a discussion of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL), author of ITIL v3 David Cannnon explains how ITIL and IT service management have transformed the role of IT.
- May 28, 2008
As the IT Infrastructure Library permeates IT shops, help desk and asset management vendors have joined forces to provide more integrated process improvement technologies.
- April 22, 2008
The Computer Measurement Group (CMG) just may be the oldest IT user group that you have never heard of. Founded 30 years ago, Turnersville, N.J.-based CMG first focused on managing various aspects of capacity and performance issues in mainframe ...
- March 19, 2008
The Uptime Institute has broadened its constraining data center tier ratings to encompass a new grading system for data centers that are in between tier levels.
- March 19, 2008
The beta of the Department of Energy's DC Pro tool is due out in May. It will help users determine data center energy efficiency and provide recommendations on improvement.
- March 13, 2008
For small public companies with limited IT resources, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance presents a significant burden. One company uses data center automation tools to ease compliance efforts.