Data Center Apparatus

IT infrastructure management and planning

  • Hack the memeframe, er, mainframe

    Tom Walat - Site Editor 21 Mar 2012
  •  The shrinking number of workers who can program and administer a mainframe, sometimes referred to as the “red-haired stepchild of IT,” are members of an exclusive club with a language and sense of ...

  • Is IBM stealing HP server market share?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 23 Feb 2012
  • HP reported its fiscal first quarter 2012 earnings last night, and the results weren't pretty. Overall revenue of $30 billion was down 7% from the previous year and overall profit declined 44% ...

  • Property of "disgraced ex-media tycoon" becomes data center

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 01 Feb 2012
  • A property holdings company in the UK has an interesting hook to attract attention to its new £35 million ($56 million) data center -- the property once belonged to a notorious celebrity. PMB ...

  • Data center infrastructure management on the move

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 05 Dec 2011
  • With the Gartner Data Center Conference in full swing this week in Las Vegas, several players in the data center infrastructure management (DCIM) space took the opportunity to announce new versions ...

  • Risks of data center maturity

    Stephen J. Bigelow - Senior Technology Editor 19 Oct 2011
  • Of all the mandates faced by an enterprise data center, the mandate of “maturity” is perhaps the most treacherous and self-defeating. The early life cycle of a data center is typically based ...

  • Cisco Fabric Extender finally available for HP BladeSystem

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 18 Oct 2011
  • HP c-Class BladeSystem shops will finally be able to connect their systems to a Cisco Unified Fabric, using the new Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender (FEX) for HP announced on Friday. This is not a ...

  • IT innovation by rethinking applications

    Stephen J. Bigelow - Senior Technology Editor 17 Oct 2011
  • As a technologist, it’s easy to focus on technology–-the servers, storage, networks and other hardware that make IT work. The problem that technologists face is that technology simply isn’t enough. ...

  • 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 - Executive Editor 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 - Executive Editor 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 - Executive Editor 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 ...