IT infrastructure management and planning

  • February 27, 2013 27 Feb'13

    Is IBM finally going mobile?

    IBM plans to work with Nokia Siemens Networks to make our smartphones more responsive. What does this mean for the data center? Well, we've learned about placing small data center gateways closer ...

  • February 25, 2013 25 Feb'13

    Not a Linux sysadmin? Maybe you should be

    Linux jobs are in high demand for another year, and there are just not enough seasoned Linux admins to fill the spots available, according to The Linux Jobs Report from and The Linux ...

  • February 14, 2013 14 Feb'13

    Valentine's Day? How about Hug a Data Center Engineer Day?

    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 31 Jan'13

    Qualcomm enters 64-bit ARM chip fray

    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 03 Jan'13

    The petaflops of citizen science

    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 04 Dec'12

    Differences between enterprise data centers and public cloud

    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 31 Oct'12

    Data center fright night, part two "Total Shutdown"

    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 30 Oct'12

    Prepare to be scared: Night of the living data center

    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 23 Oct'12

    Can IT support disruption?

    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 19 Oct'12

    My God, it’s full of — pipes?

    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 15 Oct'12

    Data center server design like it's 1889

    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 02 Oct'12

    One of these days, big data - bang! zoom! - straight to the moon!

    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 10 Sep'12

    Switch found in small town shows Google hardware prowess

    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 07 Sep'12

    Reviews from the IT crowd, minus British accents

    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 31 Aug'12

    Top tweets from the server room floor

    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 ...