Data Center Apparatus

IT infrastructure management and planning

  • 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 ...

  • Consolidation stressing you out?

    Stephen J. Bigelow - Senior Technology Editor 25 Jan 2011
  • Server consolidation is a great idea on paper – you use virtualization software to host multiple virtual machines on the same physical host, so you improve hardware utilization and buy fewer ...