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February 20, 2017
Cloud computing is built on the x86 processor, but don't forget RISC processors -- simple, yet powerful chips that still drive some of the data center's most important workloads.
February 10, 2017
The hits keep on coming for the airline industry, with several more IT outages that have stranded angry passengers in recent months. Are there any new lessons for IT pros?
December 06, 2016
If there will be a way to make an enterprise data center as efficient and optimized as cloud computing, composable infrastructure seeks to fill that role.
September 26, 2016
Virtual machines can now run on the edge, near the things at the center of the internet of things, making use of multiple applications outside the data center.
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Composable infrastructure leads the next stage of data center evolution, changing the way admins manage IT resources. But lock-in and other hurdles may hinder adoption -- for now. Continue Reading
Power cycling is the process of turning hardware off and then turning it on again. In the data center, technicians use power cycling to test the durability and reliability of network components. Continue Reading
Ryzen (pronounced RYE zen) is an AMD CPU aimed at the server, desktop, workstation, media center PC and all-in-one markets. Continue Reading
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All management tools must run on a device, but the standards for agent and agentless monitoring vary widely. The determination is easier once you understand monitoring data needs. Continue Reading
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Data center certifications, including those from VMware and Cisco, can provide a career boost for admins. Consider taking one of these five exams to expand your knowledge. Continue Reading
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Zombie servers can waste precious data center resources -- and are more common than many IT teams think. Fortunately, DCIM and other monitoring tools can stop them in their tracks. Continue Reading
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Proper IT budget planning and cost optimization can extend the life of your infrastructure, help guide refresh decisions and prepare you for software-defined architectures. Continue Reading
To determine if a series of blade servers is the right call for more condensed compute in your data center, evaluate its benefits compared to hyper-convergence. Continue Reading
For organizations concerned about blade server lock-in, virtualization and cloud offer compelling alternatives with similar benefits, such as consolidation in the data center. Continue Reading