IT infrastructure management and planning

  • May 15, 2012 15 May'12

    UPDATE: Blizzard servers groan on Diablo III release

    UPDATE: June 12th's server maintenance brought in patch 1.02c with a "fix" for everybody's favorite Error 37. How did they fix it? That depends on your definition of "Fix." Quoth the patch ...

  • May 09, 2012 09 May'12

    May's lesser-known celebration, MMM2012 is in full swing

    We've got May Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, Memorial Day and more this month, but CA Technologies thinks a day is not enough to celebrate the mainframe. All month long, mainframe software ...

  • April 24, 2012 24 Apr'12

    Super Nerds to the rescue

    Behind every U.S. soldier in modern warfare, there is an arsenal of technological support. Does that extend to not-so-real-but-wish-they-were superheroes? My suspicion is that Superman's Fortress ...

  • April 20, 2012 20 Apr'12

    If you want to make a green data center omelet...'ll have to break a few eggs. The road to an environmentally friendly data center can be a bumpy one, which is not surprising when the path less traveled has innovative technologies and ...

  • April 05, 2012 05 Apr'12

    Futuristic data centers: Computing the origins of the universe

    Remember CERN's data conundrum? In a nutshell, they've got 15 petabytes to deal with and have run out of storage. As much of a problem as this is, apparently a new worldwide scientific enterprise ...

  • April 02, 2012 02 Apr'12

    Round 'em up and move 'em out

    The Uptime Institute has started a fun way to encourage companies to cut down on wasted server resources. Known as the Server Roundup, the contest features lots of cowboy imagery, a silly video and ...

  • March 28, 2012 28 Mar'12

    Cloud computing? How about Earth computing?

    Whenever I look up a see a beautiful sky with puffy clouds I think, "That's where my iTunes are." I read this tweet from filmmaker Albert Brooks the other day, and it made me laugh, because, ...

  • March 28, 2012 28 Mar'12

    We're doing lots of science, but we can't store the results

    Last year's flooding in Thailand was a terrible reminder of what nature can do. Besides affecting millions of lives, it destroyed businesses and factories and left the rest of the world with an ...

  • March 26, 2012 26 Mar'12

    Google cools data center with waste water

    When you flush the toilet at your home, you expect a certain chain of events to occur. Your plumbing takes it to the sewer, the sewer takes it to a water treatment plant and finally a magical ...

  • March 21, 2012 21 Mar'12

    Hack the memeframe, er, mainframe

     The shrinking number of workers who can program and administer a mainframe, sometimes referred to as the “red-haired stepchild of IT,” are members of an exclusive club with a language and sense of ...

  • February 23, 2012 23 Feb'12

    Is IBM stealing HP server market share?

    HP reported its fiscal first quarter 2012 earnings last night, and the results weren't pretty. Overall revenue of $30 billion was down 7% from the previous year and overall profit declined 44% ...

  • February 01, 2012 01 Feb'12

    Property of "disgraced ex-media tycoon" becomes data center

    A property holdings company in the UK has an interesting hook to attract attention to its new £35 million ($56 million) data center -- the property once belonged to a notorious celebrity. PMB ...

  • December 05, 2011 05 Dec'11

    Data center infrastructure management on the move

    With the Gartner Data Center Conference in full swing this week in Las Vegas, several players in the data center infrastructure management (DCIM) space took the opportunity to announce new versions ...

  • October 28, 2011 28 Oct'11

    Are data center providers in trouble?

    A paradigm shift promises to help cloud providers, but may be harsh on facilities providers and other IT outsourcing businesses.

  • October 19, 2011 19 Oct'11

    Risks of data center maturity

    Of all the mandates faced by an enterprise data center, the mandate of “maturity” is perhaps the most treacherous and self-defeating. The early life cycle of a data center is typically based ...