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Open source infrastructure deployment considerations

Using open source infrastructure can reduce operating costs and streamline upgrades, but it's important to weigh the pros and cons before you jump on the bandwagon.

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IBM mainframes continue struggle to remain relevant

IBM's mainframe business continues to be under pressure from cloud-based competitors, and perhaps even its own Power server. But analyst opinions vary about its long-term fate.

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Ways to use Linux that aren't server maintenance

Due to its open source nature, Linux is constantly gaining new capabilities. Here's a look at some common use cases and features.

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Figure out operating temperatures for your servers

The main factors that affect server efficiency are inlet air temperature, humidity and contaminants. Follow these ASHRAE guidelines to set up the right facility for your hardware and save energy.

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    IBM mainframes continue struggle to remain relevant

    IBM's mainframe business continues to be under pressure from cloud-based competitors, and perhaps even its own Power server. But analyst opinions vary about its long-term fate.

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    China may soon have half of the world's supercomputers

    The U.S. dominates in total supercomputing performance, but lags behind China in the overall number of supercomputers. U.S. x86 vendors sell many of the chips used in these systems, but ARM may soon be giving them a run for their money.

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    Moving workloads to the public cloud: A matter of trust

    Many corporate IT users are flocking to the cloud, but a majority surprisingly remain reluctant to migrate their on-premises mission-critical workloads to a public cloud.

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