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August 28, 2014
Enterprise IT shops can learn a lesson in big data processing from a computing infrastructure that supports Higgs-Boson researchers and crunches numbers from the Big Bang.
July 21, 2014
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July 16, 2014
Facebook's North Carolina data center is warm and humid, which is fine for the thousands of OCP servers working there. Check out the exclusive video.
June 23, 2014
Companies such as Yelp, LexisNexis, Illumina and HubSpot use AWS big data services to cope with an avalanche of data.
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A survey reveals businesses are jumping off the fence and into big data's yard. But while more are investing, some remain skeptical of the benefits. Continue Reading
There are a bunch of IBM 3592 'J' tape designations. How do you order the right capacity for your tape drives? Do you take compression into account? Continue Reading
DAS is cheap, SAN is expensive, and neither quite meets the needs of most enterprise data centers. Storage admins can look to cloud and virtualization for a little relief. Continue Reading
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With the LIO iSCSI target service, Linux shops have an affordable SAN option that ranks up there with expensive proprietary storage solutions. Continue Reading
Big data and massive data volumes are now staples in a data center, but dedupe and compression are storage techniques that diminish the overwhelming data trail. Continue Reading
I want to share a tape drive between the IBM System z mainframe and other IBM systems. Are there prerequisites for tape drive sharing? Continue Reading
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At some point, you will need to carry out a forklift upgrade, but a little scrutiny during purchasing can ensure that this is the exception, not the rule. Continue Reading
It's about memory, remember? This guide covers the server memory choices -- flash, DIMMs, multi-channel -- that might solve problems in your IT shop. Continue Reading
Hyper-V networking changes can benefit workload performance, but only when they're applied in a careful and systematic manner. Continue Reading