IT infrastructure management and planning
- February 14, 2013
We often speak cavalierly about building new data centers and all that goes into them. But unless you've actually done it -- and I haven't -- it's easy to take all the effort and talent involved ...
- January 31, 2013
Chip manufacturing giant Qualcomm has listed job openings for ARMv8 engineers, which makes it the latest vendor to show interest in building 64-bit processors with ARM's latest design. Though ...
- January 03, 2013
It's hard work discovering the secrets of the universe, and now the Einstein@Home distributed computing project has broken the petaflop – the compute power of approximately 61 million iPad 2 ...
- 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.
- October 31, 2012
Did you enjoy yesterday's spine-tingler? Then you'll enjoy today's terrifying tale of data center despair. "Total shutdown: A cautionary tale" Sander van Vugt Don managed a small data center for a ...
- October 30, 2012
Grab a flashlight, head to your nearest lights-out data center, and hunker down for some creepy data center horror stories courtesy of some data center experts. Are these true tales? Stay tuned for ...
- October 23, 2012
IT must be ready for fundamental shifts in business and technological paradigms. Stephen J. Bigelow, Senior Technology Editor IT professionals are used to change – the reality of change is as old ...
- October 19, 2012
Notoriously secretive — at least when it pertains to the innards of its data centers — Google is now offering a peek at the pipes and people that deliver its products — Google Search, Gmail, ...
- October 15, 2012
Cut costs, improve efficiency. Such is the mantra of many a data center manager. While tech giants like Google and Facebook strive to create better, more energy efficient data centers, a small team ...
- October 02, 2012
That's right, science has just upped the ante for cool data center locations. Forget Iceland or Oregon, now there's a proposal to put a supercomputer on the moon. Ouilang Chang, a graduate student ...
- September 10, 2012
Here's the scenario: You're the only tech-savvy guys in a very small town, and you come across mysterious devices labeled "Pluto Switch" sitting in your distribution center. What do you do? Post ...
- September 07, 2012
The last time I bought a video game, I grudgingly went to a brick and mortar store but checked the ratings on Amazon before I went. Buy local, shop global and whatnot. The last time I bought a ...
- August 31, 2012
To celebrate the Labor Day weekend, here are a few light-hearted gems from the Twitterverse you might hear on the server room floor. In response to the news that President Obama would do an "Ask me ...
- July 30, 2012
Oracle acquired Xsigo on Monday and positioned the company’s product as “software defined networking.” Let the flaming begin! Early reports on the acquisition picked up this definition of Xsigo’s ...
- July 20, 2012
The IT world has had a decades-long love triangle with air- and water-cooling. Air-cooling takes IT to the prom, but now water-cooling is holding up a boom box outside IT's window to win it back. ...