Week of 14 Jul 2014 Facebook tour reveals Open Compute Project in action (17 Jul 2014)
Facebook's North Carolina data center is warm and humid, which is just fine for the tens of thousands of OCP servers working there. Check out the exclusive video.
Week of 07 Jul 2014 Dell's chief data officer on building a data-driven culture (SearchContentManagement | 09 Jul 2014)
How do you democratize data analytics without creating chaos? Dell's chief data officer, Rob Schmidt, discusses the building blocks of a data-driven culture.
Week of 30 Jun 2014 IT business continuity plans help data centers expect the unexpected (01 Jul 2014)
When an unexpected IT event crashes a website, there is an effect throughout the business. Learn to prepare for the worst and handle the unexpected.
Rack cooling, workload management tools fight hotspots (01 Jul 2014)
Whether it's an enterprise or a research cluster, data centers are running into hotspots -- and cooling them from the outside in or the inside out.
Week of 23 Jun 2014 Rackspace pushes bare-metal cloud amid shaky future (SearchCloudComputing.com | 25 Jun 2014)
Rackspace is pushing bare-metal IaaS and containerization as it faces an uncertain future.
Why breaking up with Windows Server 2003 is hard to do (SearchWindowsServer.com | 24 Jun 2014)
With end of life looming for Windows Server 2003, more users are migrating to Windows Server 2012. But for some it is taking longer than expected.
Five experts' do's and don'ts of building a data center (24 Jun 2014)
Five pros offer quick tricks of the trade for all stages of planning and building a data center.
Week of 09 Jun 2014 Chargeback tactics to avoid an IT money pit (11 Jun 2014)
IT costs don't have to be a perennial black hole. An enterprise can recover expenses from IT, which must put on its sales hat to promote chargeback.
When your applications look good, your business looks good. Beauty supplier ULTA found that application performance management can transform IT's image.
Walk the tightrope between IT ops and business needs (10 Jun 2014)
IT directors get stuck between a rock and a hard place -- business needs and old school ops staff. Keep both worlds happy in three steps.
How many VMs per host is too many? (12 Jun 2014)
The ultimate host server welcomes hundreds of virtual machines. But that doesn't mean consolidation should outrank performance.
Get the most out of data center automation tools (11 Jun 2014)
Siloed and inconsistent tool sets can complicate infrastructure and operation automation. Heed this advice to get the most out of automation tools.
Two critical components of DevOps success (11 Jun 2014)
DevOps appears to be the right track for enterprise IT, but it’s a big change in the way things work and won't succeed without these two critical components.
New HP servers and software built for cloud, HPC (09 Jun 2014)
The latest HP servers and management tools allow IT pros to tie on-premises systems to the cloud.
Week of 26 May 2014 Analyzing cloud costs with AWS' TCO Calculator: Mileage may vary (SearchAWS.com | 27 May 2014)
Amazon's free TCO Calculator compares its services to on-premises IT, but a look at the details reveals cloud costs remains a tricky business.
DRaaS provides peace of mind for accounting firm (SearchCloudComputing.com | 27 May 2014)
Renee Mengali was 3,000 miles away when Hurricane Sandy hit, but the aftermath hit home and made her realize her accounting firm needed DRaaS.
Week of 19 May 2014 Disaster recovery a gateway drug to public clouds (SearchCloudComputing.com | 22 May 2014)
Enterprises have a bevy of options for disaster recovery, but cloud backup can be a conservative path away from in-house infrastructure all together.
Rackspace's cloud future in question (SearchCloudComputing.com | 20 May 2014)
IT shops that rely on Rackspace cloud wonder what will come of the company, which is actively seeking new partnerships or a sale.
OpenStack private cloud DR benefits clearer than its TCO (SearchCloudComputing.com | 21 May 2014)
Better DR is a boon to OpenStack shops, but its return on investment can be difficult to communicate to the business side.
Week of 12 May 2014 Cisco, VMware using SDN in war over data center control (SearchSDN.com | 16 May 2014)
Gartner's Data Center Magic Quadrant highlights the Cisco, VMware SDN battle for data center control -- and the confusion it causes.
IT unknowns pose a stumbling block to cloud cost savings (SearchCloudComputing.com | 16 May 2014)
IT pros who expect the cloud to result in cost savings may be surprised if they make the leap without knowing their existing infrastructure usage.
Microsoft pushes Azure, leaves data centers in the dark (SearchWindowsServer.com | 16 May 2014)
Microsoft’s enterprise vision revolves around cloud computing, so where do users of products like System Center Configuration Manager stand?
Cloud deployment doesn't mean IT job phase-out (SearchCloudComputing.com | 16 May 2014)
IT pros don’t need to fear cloud in their organizations. They just need to take a different approach.
Week of 05 May 2014 Fabric computing hones predictive analysis for commodity steel maker (05 May 2014)
Rolled steel isn't a typical bastion of advanced IT, but one company is getting the most out of its ERP systems through a fabric computing platform.
Server app migration tool soothes IT pro headaches (SearchWindowsServer.com | 09 May 2014)
IT pros will get some new server app migration and SCCM add-on modules in the coming months as vendors ramp up their offerings.
Week of 21 Apr 2014 IBM servers' woes continue, cloud services show promise (21 Apr 2014)
IBM's once mighty server hardware business continues to struggle. Big Blue bets on software and cloud services business to bring some relief.
Week of 14 Apr 2014 RHEL 7 roadmap reveals Linux container advancements, Docker integration (16 Apr 2014)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 brings forth Project Atomic, kernel improvements, deeper Windows Active Directory integration and simplicity.
Large data centers need a new 100 Gigabit Ethernet optical interface (SearchNetworking.com | 18 Apr 2014)
Data centers need an affordable, low-power 100 Gigabit Ethernet optical interface that can reach beyond 100 meters.
Week of 07 Apr 2014 Data center consolidation best practices: Lessons from the trenches (11 Apr 2014)
Eliminate the inconsistencies between facilities with a data center consolidation plan. Enterprises share their experiences and advice for success.
Chapter excerpt: Keeping Linux safe with root privileges (08 Apr 2014)
Privileged users have superpowers that keep Linux secure. Learn how to configure and run commands with root privileges in this free book excerpt.
With firefalld and system init daemons, and XFS new to RHEL 7, system administration could be easier. See how these changes affect you.
Week of 31 Mar 2014 International data center expansion fuses foreign with familiar (04 Apr 2014)
The U.S. data center building industry is well-established, but it's literally a whole new world when companies expand IT operations internationally.
Cloud culture shock may impede IT business value (SearchCloudComputing.com | 02 Apr 2014)
While culture shock in the cloud is a common problem, it can -- and should -- be overcome for IT to deliver the most business value.
Week of 24 Mar 2014 Green data centers fail to live up to cost-savings promise (28 Mar 2014)
Green data centers promised significant cost savings, but that has been a dream deferred. So far, power-efficient chips have proved more effective.
New Google Cloud Platform features, price cuts put AWS on notice (SearchCloudComputing.com | 26 Mar 2014)
Google Cloud Platform is looking better and better to AWS users with new instance types and price cuts. Cisco's cloud, however, has to earn its chops.
Week of 17 Mar 2014 Data center modernization streamlined through data migration (19 Mar 2014)
Data center modernization projects can take many forms, like data migration, which helped one enterprise streamline its consolidation.
IBM's collaboration with NYGC is built around Watson, which could hasten brain cancer cures and solve big data problems to boot.
Miss our #TechCIT Tweet Chat? Here's a recap of what execs from BlackBerry, Dell, IBM and Microsoft said about their mobile and cloud strategies.
Deployment of the third platform impacts the way IT conducts business within its organization, calling for more collaboration among business units.
Server virtualization roadmaps push the hypervisor envelope (SearchServerVirtualization.com | 21 Mar 2014)
Server virtualization is a mature technology, but vendors say there are still new features to come.
Week of 10 Mar 2014 Microsoft moves deeper into cloud with Office Graph, OneDrive updates (SearchConsumerization.com | 14 Mar 2014)
Microsoft looks to the enterprise future with Yammer-inspired Office Graph for collaboration, standalone OneDrive for Business taking on Dropbox, Box.
What will power IBM Power servers? (12 Mar 2014)
There were few clear answers to IBM's Power server problems in CEO Ginni Rometty's letter to shareholders, and they need to come soon.
The Linux job market is hot, but how do you get a lucrative Linux career?
Colo providers use data center tiers as a quick, recognizable way to market their facilities' reliability and uptime, but that isn't the whole story.
Week of 03 Mar 2014 OpenLDAP configuration tips for working smarter, evading common stress (06 Mar 2014)
OpenLDAP configuration isn't for the faint of heart. LDAP pros weigh in on what you should and shouldn't do when deploying the directory server.
Wondering how your IT vendor's movement into cloud and mobility will impact your IT strategy? Ask them during our #TechCIT Tweet Chat on March 13.
Google IaaS to add reserved instances, autoscaling to take on AWS (SearchCloudComputing.com | 06 Mar 2014)
Google will throw down the gauntlet for Amazon Web Services this year with new two new features in Google Compute Engine, industry sources said.
Week of 24 Feb 2014 New CTO offers guidance on VMware software-defined data center (28 Feb 2014)
VMware's newest CTO discusses the right starting point for the software-defined data center, and the company's software integration strategy.
IBM Power servers may have a new lease on life now that Watson platforms, SoftLayer cloud and big data are tied to the systems.
Cloud Foundry foundation prompts open source PaaS debate (SearchCloudComputing.com | 27 Feb 2014)
A new Cloud Foundry foundation provokes debate about the fate of OpenStack-based PaaS efforts.
BMC ITSM goes social with Facebook-inspired MyIT 2.0 (SearchConsumerization.com | 24 Feb 2014)
BMC Software takes ITSM in a consumerized direction with MyIT 2.0. IT pros like the idea, but execution and licensing models remain in question.
Week of 17 Feb 2014 What do SaaS implementations mean for IT? (18 Feb 2014)
Essential business functions are being delegated to SaaS providers, changing IT's major job functions as the "fix it" team.
Intel's Xeon E7 v2 processor performs in-memory analytics in up to 32-socket servers, promising faster enterprise big data analytics.
Week of 10 Feb 2014 Can Dell Software rescue its spiraling hardware sales? (12 Feb 2014)
Ready to become a full services technology supplier, Dell's inability to articulate a software vision and internal politics have bogged it down.
Week of 27 Jan 2014 Microsoft provides data center 'blueprints' to Open Compute Project (SearchWindowsServer.com | 28 Jan 2014)
Microsoft joined the Open Compute Project, open sourcing its data center design specifications for blade servers.
Week of 20 Jan 2014 IBM cloud efforts intensify as System z, Power hardware revenues tank (22 Jan 2014)
IBM's server hardware sales continue their decline as the company sharpens its focus on cloud software and services and ponders layoffs.
IBM cuts bait on Intel server line, Lenovo bites (23 Jan 2014)
After two weeks of mounting speculation, IBM sold its System X series to Lenovo for $2.3 billion. Company will focus more on cloud, software and big data.
Red Hat shops get KVM updates, scalability in RHEL 6.5 (23 Jan 2014)
Red Hat's updates to RHEL focus on KVM virtualization and scalability, aiming to support big data applications in large enterprises.
OpenStack development projects aim to crumble adoption barriers (SearchCloudComputing.com | 21 Jan 2014)
OpenStack projects, including TripleO, Ironic and Rally, aim to improve the setup and scalability of the open source cloud platform.
Week of 06 Jan 2014 IBM targets cloud, big data with upcoming Intel-based X6 systems (09 Jan 2014)
IBM’s X6 is a radically different architecture for Intel-based servers designed to boost performance and reliability, sources say. Will it propel its xSeries higher into the clouds?
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Five experts' do's and don'ts of building a data center SearchDataCenter.com | 24 Jun 2014
Five pros offer quick tricks of the trade for all stages of planning and building a data center.