IT infrastructure management and planning

  • June 14, 2013 14 Jun'13

    Red Hat Open Hybrid Cloud aids private, public cloud management

    Hardware, virtualization, public and private cloud are all converging and need to be managed as one environment. Enter Red Hat's Open Hybrid Cloud.

  • June 03, 2013 03 Jun'13

    Data centers move to cloud apps, weigh SaaS pros and cons

    Using cloud apps, not on-site applications, to run data center workloads can reduce the data center footprint, but consider the SaaS pros and cons.

  • April 26, 2013 26 Apr'13

    IT surfaces from the back room to take the helm

    By Beth Pariseau, Senior News Writer SAN FRANCISCO -- The overarching theme here at ChefConf 2013 this week has been a sense of empowerment for IT folk who are used to shoveling coal in the boiler ...

  • April 05, 2013 05 Apr'13

    Go thin or go home -- that's the graphene way

    Some analysts estimate that Moore's Law  -- the ability of manufacturers to double the number of transistors on a chip every 18 months -- will end in 10 years. At a certain point, the electrons of ...

  • April 01, 2013 01 Apr'13

    Q&A: Markley looks to lighten load as an IaaS provider

    Interest in cloud continues to gain traction, so how does a small infrastructure services provider compete with the Amazon Web Services of the world?

  • March 12, 2013 12 Mar'13

    Boston's ARM servers aim to kick x86 AaaS

    There's been a lot of bluster about ARM servers and how they'll upend the traditional x86 market when 64-bit ARM offerings come to market, but the fact remains that software designed on x86 servers ...

  • February 27, 2013 27 Feb'13

    Is IBM finally going mobile?

    IBM plans to work with Nokia Siemens Networks to make our smartphones more responsive. What does this mean for the data center? Well, we've learned about placing small data center gateways closer ...

  • February 25, 2013 25 Feb'13

    Not a Linux sysadmin? Maybe you should be

    Linux jobs are in high demand for another year, and there are just not enough seasoned Linux admins to fill the spots available, according to The Linux Jobs Report from and The Linux ...

  • February 14, 2013 14 Feb'13

    Valentine's Day? How about Hug a Data Center Engineer Day?

    We often speak cavalierly about building new data centers and all that goes into them. But unless you've actually done it -- and I haven't -- it's easy to take all the effort and talent involved ...

  • January 31, 2013 31 Jan'13

    Qualcomm enters 64-bit ARM chip fray

    Chip manufacturing giant Qualcomm has listed job openings for ARMv8 engineers, which makes it the latest vendor to show interest in building 64-bit processors with ARM's latest design. Though ...

  • January 03, 2013 03 Jan'13

    The petaflops of citizen science

    It's hard work discovering the secrets of the universe, and now the Einstein@Home distributed computing project has broken the petaflop – the compute power of approximately 61 million iPad 2 ...

  • December 04, 2012 04 Dec'12

    Differences between enterprise data centers and public cloud

    Want to run your data center more like an agile public cloud? Here are some surprising ways cloud providers differ from traditional IT departments.

  • October 31, 2012 31 Oct'12

    Data center fright night, part two "Total Shutdown"

    Did you enjoy yesterday's spine-tingler? Then you'll enjoy today's terrifying tale of data center despair. "Total shutdown: A cautionary tale" Sander van Vugt Don managed a small data center for a ...

  • October 30, 2012 30 Oct'12

    Prepare to be scared: Night of the living data center

    Grab a flashlight, head to your nearest lights-out data center, and hunker down for some creepy data center horror stories courtesy of some data center experts. Are these true tales? Stay tuned for ...

  • October 23, 2012 23 Oct'12

    Can IT support disruption?

    IT must be ready for fundamental shifts in business and technological paradigms. Stephen J. Bigelow, Senior Technology Editor IT professionals are used to change – the reality of change is as old ...