Data center capacity planning

  • November 21, 2006 21 Nov'06

    Q&A: Data center design with Sun's Rob Snevely

    Building or retrofitting a data center takes more than planning what hardware and software to buy. In addition to a lot of hard work, it requires a usable planning methodology and a sound philosophy. Sun's data center design expert gave us a few ...

  • October 30, 2006 30 Oct'06

    Q&A: Data center consolidation expert, Clay Ryder

    Clay Ryder, president of Union City, Calif-based analyst firm The Sageza Group Inc., spoke at Data Center Decisions 2006 last week in Chicago. We caught up with Ryder before the conference...

  • September 05, 2006 05 Sep'06

    Financial sector data center veteran leads consulting arm

    After spending 30 years as a data center manager for Verizon, First USA, Bank One and JPMorganChase, Gary Aron decided to head up the consulting services division at Aperture -- a data center software company in Stamford, Conn. Aperture's flagship ...

  • May 04, 2006 04 May'06

    U.S. Census reins in data center sprawl

    The U.S. Census Bureau and an Alexandria, Va.-based project management firm gutted an extremely complex data center and got on board with blade servers.

  • May 12, 2005 12 May'05

    Controlling IT waste and redundancy through recentralization

    A typical decentralized organization has many different departments such as accounting, HR, and manufacturing -- all are defining and building IT infrastructures to support applications. In a decentralized environment, there is a structure in place ...

  • May 02, 2005 02 May'05 Search engine data center fast track

    Startup search engine data center: Two search engine veterans launch a new shopping site with an IT infrastructure designed to get off the ground by the quickest, cheapest and most reliable means possible.

  • April 25, 2005 25 Apr'05

    Look before you leap into consolidation

    Saving space, saving money, and maximizing utilization – what's not to love about server consolidation and virtualization? But experts and data center managers agree that it's not the right move for everybody.

  • April 13, 2005 13 Apr'05

    Capacity planning no longer a guessing game

    Today's capacity planning tools will become moot within the next five years, experts say, as capacity on demand and other new technologies take over the data center. It's going to be a bumpy ride.

  • February 22, 2005 22 Feb'05

    Virtual clusters: IT management's magic pill?

    Coming up on a wave of data center refreshes, virtualizing clustered machines across a commodity server environment is taking hold as a new way of reaching IT goals.