Server hardware strategy
- November 16, 2009
Containerized data centers made a splash a few years ago with high-profile companies like Microsoft and Google touting them as a way to expand data centers without hefty construction costs. But have companies beyond the search engine set adopted the...
- November 12, 2009
IT pros see the benefits and drawbacks of continued IT convergence, as exemplified by HP's intention to buy 3Com for $2.7 billion.
- November 11, 2009
IT shops that use Sun Microsystems hardware are tired of waiting for the Oracle acquisition.
- November 11, 2009
Data center managers on the ground can feel disconnected from C-level execs' priorities. In this interview Sunoco CIO and SIM President Peter Whatnell outlines what's on CIOs' minds.
- October 08, 2009
Virtual data centers, modular power infrastructure and AFCOM hubbub dominated day two of the AFCOM Data Center World show .
- October 07, 2009
As Dell buys Perot Systems, Xerox digests ACS and HP re-brands EDS, IT pros aren't convinced that a one-stop hardware and services shop is best for their needs.<
- October 02, 2009
Virtualization deployment has had a substantial impact on server purchases and memory provisioning this year, says a SearchDataCenter.com survey.
- September 28, 2009
Dean Nelson, the former data center director at Sun, discusses his move from Sun Microsystems to eBay and why data center managers should ask server vendors tough questions.
- September 25, 2009
The bloom may be off the rose for blades. Management and heat issues have cooled demand for blade servers, according to IT pros and a SearchDataCenter.com.
- September 23, 2009
Tutor Perini is the first Cisco Unified Computing System customer in production, and at the eleventh hour, it chose UCS over blades for financial, historical and technical reasons.
- September 14, 2009
Cisco and Red Hat's partnership includes a deal to put RHEL on the Unified Computing System as well as new blade architecture definitions and Linux drivers.
- September 08, 2009
While server manufacturers tout the performance pluses of packing more cores onto x86 processors, users wonder whether multiple cores have a downside.
- August 31, 2009
Big Blue said it will team with VMware to measure a virtual machine's power consumption and announced upgrades to its iDataPlex x86 server platform.
- August 26, 2009
Unified computing systems consolidate compute, networking, and storage, which may facilitate IT resource management but also bring vendor lock-in.
- July 21, 2009
When it comes to switching to new six-core x86 Opteron chips, third-party benchmarks are no substitute for real-world, in-house apps testing, IT pros say.