Data center budget and culture
- December 18, 2017
It's essential to stay ahead of the data center industry news, as the market moves quickly. See which product launches and acquisitions made headlines in 2017.
- September 28, 2017
Colocation data center buyers are needlessly captivated by impressive features at data centers that distract them from important decision-making information.
- August 18, 2017
Nearly half of enterprises do not save money with the public cloud, and say they have figured out how to beat public cloud costs with their own private cloud.
- July 25, 2017
Enterprises that rent racks inside one of the many data centers that have changed hands in 2017 should carefully evaluate changes to connectivity options, service and prices.
- July 13, 2017
New options for data center certification, including UL's debut and the Tier 5 standard from Switch, aim to more easily prove data center resiliency and reliability.
- July 05, 2017
The data center market moves quickly, so it's important to stay abreast of the latest news. See which product launches and emerging IT strategies made headlines so far this year.
- May 11, 2017
As companies strive to modernize application delivery, a perfect storm of IT and business scenarios have led to unrealistic expectations across the board.
- May 10, 2017
Flexible hardware pricing? What took so long? Perhaps there were a few IT pros that wondered this when they first heard about the Cloud Flex Pay per use pricing that was introduced as a new buying ...
- January 09, 2017
More technology companies and large enterprises find that cloud computing is not as cost-effective as hoped, and have moved at least one application back on premises.
- October 21, 2016
Need to rein in IT costs? These cost-optimization strategies, from centralization to cloud services to BYOD, will turn IT and business leaders into gurus of efficiency.
- August 12, 2016
Another outage at an airline data center offers yet another lesson about the need to fail over to a backup data center and bounce back quickly after a power problem.
- May 09, 2016
IT organizations should get ready to cede some budgetary control to business units, as software -- and software developers -- become key agents of commerce.
- January 29, 2016
A study pinpoints the cost of a data center outage and lends insight into the causes behind outages at more than 60 data centers in the past year.
- January 12, 2016
Renewals for data center outsourcing deals during the past year reveal a drop in prices, thanks to increases in automation, and server and storage demand.
- January 08, 2016
When the leader in online deals started to hit the big time, the company realized cloud computing was no longer its best option and began to move into its own data center space.
- December 31, 2015
The merger of TeamQuest and PureShare adds a new visual component to data center capacity planning and tools to present data center needs to the C-suite.
- December 22, 2015
The effect of activist investors and leveraged buyouts on IT providers is something that can be advantageous in IT buying decisions.
- December 03, 2015
Geek gift ideas can be tricky, but this year, it's hard to go wrong with just about anything related to the 'Star Wars' movie franchise.
- October 20, 2015
Traditional IT employees need to understand the big business picture and what the cloud offers to remain relevant.
- October 02, 2015
These IT cost-cutting tricks applied in data center labs can result in big savings.
- September 30, 2015
New data center investments can come from legacy IT spending cuts, something most U.S. agencies haven't done well in recent years.
- September 04, 2015
Cloud computing users have been able to pay just for what they use, but that hasn't been an option for colocation customers -- until now.
- July 01, 2015
Purchases of racks, cabling, power equipment and data center infrastructure management software top the list for data center spending.
- June 17, 2015
Automation tools give admins ways to automate routine or even complex tasks, but some limitations mean IT must keep their hands on the wheel. Heuristic automation will take over areas where traditional deterministic rule sets cannot keep up.
- June 17, 2015
It's the right time for another round of IT cost-saving initiatives, and here are six areas where data center managers can reduce IT expenses.
- June 11, 2015
AOL shares the lessons it learned from a project to rid its data centers of 14,805 zombie servers that saved the company about $10 million.
- June 05, 2015
Data center managers look to save money in any way possible. But initiatives -- like workplace satisfaction and efficiency -- add extra, unseen value.
- March 12, 2015
Converged and hyper-converged infrastructure can be pricey, but IT shops that use these all-in-one boxes see long-term cost benefits.
- March 03, 2015
The TechTarget Server Hardware Survey reveals how data center pros buy blade servers, and what they plan to purchase in the next year.
- December 10, 2014
IT isn't a monolithic cost sink. Instead, it is a department that can shape digital initiatives and improve business processes.
- November 01, 2013
Small IT shops adopt some of the same trends as large enterprises, but with much caution and attention to priorities. And mistakes are felt acutely.
- December 04, 2012
Want to run your data center more like an agile public cloud? Here are some surprising ways cloud providers differ from traditional IT departments.
- September 27, 2012
In some super-important industries, 99.999% uptime should be the goal. But most companies can tolerate a little more downtime.
- March 28, 2012
The NoOps term reflects a trend in contemporary DevOps shops: the diminishing number of operations people relative to developers.
- July 14, 2009
By using mainframe specialty engines for more than just DB2 and Java workloads, mainframe users could save millions of dollars a year.
- May 27, 2009
Lower the cost of disaster recovery replication with open source DR tools like Rsync and distributed replicated block device, or DRBD.
- March 27, 2009
With the economic downturn, data centers face serious budget cuts. Recent survey data indicates they have turned to server virtualization to reduce server spending and power consumption as well as IT automation to address staff reductions.
- April 23, 2007
Sun is selling select Sun Fire and UltraSPARC servers at deep discounts in honor of its 25th anniversary.