Virtualization and private cloud
- August 13, 2010
IT managers have little control over the complicated dance between VMware and its hardware partners. But when making strategic buying decisions, IT shops need to keep it in mind.
- July 16, 2010
While data center budgets rebounded in 2010 after major cuts in 2009, IT shops have focused spending on areas where they can get the most return on investment, such as commodity hardware, server virtualization and Windows OSes.
- July 15, 2010
Cisco and Hewlett-Packard tout automated provisioning as a core feature of UCS and BladeSystem Matrix, but it's unclear whether misized virtual environments find the functionality useful.
- June 15, 2010
SeaMicro's Intel Atom-based server promises all the performance with a quarter the power consumption of Xeon or Opteron boxes.
- May 11, 2010
In today's news in brief, Hewlett-Packard midrange ProLiant servers now ship with HP Insight Control and other server management perks.
- March 30, 2010
Adoption of new Intel and AMD 8- and 12-core x86 chips this week, could require pricey VMware vSphere licensing upgrades.
- March 28, 2010
Even if data center managers now use Intel, they may be ready to consider AMD's new eight- and 12-core processors, which are built for virtualization and other memory-hungry tasks.
- March 03, 2010
The new"ex5" server architecture, which is based on IBM's upcoming eight-core Nehalem EX x86 processor, increases memory capacity to boost server virtualization ratios.
- March 02, 2010
IT pros welcome x86 processors' new memory management features for virtualized data centers, but the added complexity can cause problems.
- December 31, 2009
In 2009, the watchwords were server virtualization and unified computing. Check out our roundup of data center trends in 2009 and a look ahead to 2010.
- December 14, 2009
A revamped green data center for the U.S. House of Representatives cut energy consumption and VM sprawl as well as improved disaster recovery.
- 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 13, 2009
Bernalillo County recently refreshed and consolidated its PA-RISC Unix servers. An IT project manager explains how he sold the IT project on the basis of its business value.
- October 08, 2009
Virtual data centers, modular power infrastructure and AFCOM hubbub dominated day two of the AFCOM Data Center World show .
- October 06, 2009
U.S. IT shops have been harder hit by the economic crisis than those in other countries. While the U.S. leads slightly on server virtualization adoption, it lags on energy efficiency.