Data Center Apparatus

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  • Avoiding disaster with IT vendors

    Stephen J. Bigelow - Senior Technology Editor 28 Sep 2011
  • The biggest impediment to successful IT operations is often IT product vendors. Modern IT hardware and software vendors seem to go out of their way to confuse buyers with outlandish claims and lock ...

  • The importance of innovation in the data center

    Nicole Harding - TechTarget 19 Sep 2011
  •   The constant evolution of data center technology makes it difficult for many business owners and IT managers to stay up to date with the latest industry trends. However, upgrading your systems ...

  • RISC servers for data center efficiency

    Nicole Harding - TechTarget 07 Sep 2011
  •   If you think RISC servers are taking a back seat to specialized mainframe transaction processors and inexpensive, general-purpose x86 processors, think again.   RISC microprocessors specialize in ...

  • Data center dilemma: To build or box?

    Nick Martin - Editorial Director 22 Jul 2011
  • Modular data centers have been around for a few years now, but they are much different than they were just a few years ago. The Blackbox was the mysterious sounding name that Sun Microsystems gave ...

  • Raised floor resiliency

    Nick Martin - Editorial Director 10 Jun 2011
  • Industry experts long ago predicated the demise of raised floor cooling. Today, there are viable cooling alternatives, but raised floor cooling continues to keep its hold in the data center. Just ...

  • The true costs of data center downtime

    Nick Martin - Editorial Director 01 Jun 2011
  • IT professionals know that unplanned data center downtime is expensive, with the true costs associated with downtime often far exceeding the price of replacing faulty equipment. The time and effort ...

  • Soft is hard, hard is easy

    Stephen J. Bigelow - Senior Technology Editor 19 May 2011
  •   So you want to be a CTO or CIO someday? Have you ever wondered what it takes to climb that IT career ladder successfully? Maybe I have an answer for you. I recently listened to a panel of CEOs ...

  • Questions left unanswered

    Stephen J. Bigelow - Senior Technology Editor 19 May 2011
  •  I always welcome a fresh perspective, especially when it comes from professionals that know more about a topic than I do. But sometimes a new perspective can be challenging, and it can raise ...

  • Did Oracle go too far by dropping Itanium?

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 05 May 2011
  • Oracle’s shenanigans de-supporting Intel Itanium and by extension HP-UX on Integrity certainly hasn’t earned it any friends, but experts are divided on whether the database giant has gone too far. ...

  • Dell experiments with mushrooms

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 06 Apr 2011
  • We always knew that Michael Dell was a fungi, but caps off to him and his crew for adopting new eco-friendly packaging based on….mushrooms. As part of Dell’s sustainable packaging strategy, Dell ...

  • Big Data, big data center changes?

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 25 Mar 2011
  • Big Data will transform your data center. Then again, maybe it won’t. I went to GigaOm’s Structure Big Data show in New York City this week to see what’s new in the world of data analysis, and ...

  • Test your backups before it's too late

    Nicole Harding - TechTarget 24 Mar 2011
  •   Check out this advice from expert Brien M. Posey on the importance of server backup.       Having reliable backups is critical to your organization’s health regardless of what type of ...

  • IBM “Watson” for the masses on tap

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 22 Feb 2011
  • Fresh off its win last week on Jeopardy, a “Watson”-style analytics cluster is within reach of the average enterprise, said Ian Jarman, IBM manager for Power systems, told ...

  • A leg-up on raised floors?

    Stephen J. Bigelow - Senior Technology Editor 03 Feb 2011
  • Are raised floors going the way of the Dodo? It just might happen. Data center technologies are continuing to evolve, and the traditional benefits of raised floors are quickly being overshadowed by ...

  • Self-service in IT workload management: Is user control dangerous?

    Ryan Arsenault - TechTarget 26 Jan 2011
  • The concept of IT workload automation management is nothing brand new – admins have been able to adjust and maneuver computing resources to optimize workloads for a while.  But self-service brought ...