IT infrastructure management and planning

  • July 30, 2012 30 Jul'12

    Oracle labels Xsigo as SDN, backlash ensues

    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 20 Jul'12

    Water-cooling woos IT shops with energy savings

    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. ...

  • July 13, 2012 13 Jul'12

    How AI could change the face of data center infrastructure

    Because speculation is fun, let's talk a little about artificial intelligence and its potential in data centers. Automation and DCIM tools have come a long way, but as those technologies evolve, ...

  • July 05, 2012 05 Jul'12

    Lego data centers and Minecraft computers

    Building a new data center is a costly endeavor, as evidenced by Apple's data center bid in Reno, Nev. But here's a novel idea: If you don't have the cash, build your data center out of Lego® ...

  • July 03, 2012 03 Jul'12

    Amazon outage due to data center generator problems

    An outage at Amazon’s Virginia data center last Friday which affected Web services including Pinterest, Netflix and Instagram was due to a multi-generator failure, the company reported Monday. It ...

  • June 25, 2012 25 Jun'12

    Carbonite, Rhapsody, Activision choose data center colocation

    Three household names that chose a data center colocation facility offer advice on how to select a colocation provider.

  • June 19, 2012 19 Jun'12

    HP gives Intel Atom processors a leg up on ARM with Project Gemini

    Data center managers interested in highly dense, low-power system configurations will have another option to choose from later this year, according to an announcement made today by HP and Intel. ...

  • May 30, 2012 30 May'12

    Dell floats ARM server trial balloon

    Dell has shipped its “Copper” ARM-based server to a limited list of customers and partners, with the goal of sussing out uses for the low-power chip in enterprise environments. The 32-bit Advanced ...

  • May 22, 2012 22 May'12

    Are private data centers an endangered species?

    Businesses can save millions by leasing data center space rather than building their own, but some feel private data centers are the best bet.

  • May 15, 2012 15 May'12

    UPDATE: Blizzard servers groan on Diablo III release

    UPDATE: June 12th's server maintenance brought in patch 1.02c with a "fix" for everybody's favorite Error 37. How did they fix it? That depends on your definition of "Fix." Quoth the patch ...

  • May 09, 2012 09 May'12

    May's lesser-known celebration, MMM2012 is in full swing

    We've got May Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, Memorial Day and more this month, but CA Technologies thinks a day is not enough to celebrate the mainframe. All month long, mainframe software ...

  • April 24, 2012 24 Apr'12

    Super Nerds to the rescue

    Behind every U.S. soldier in modern warfare, there is an arsenal of technological support. Does that extend to not-so-real-but-wish-they-were superheroes? My suspicion is that Superman's Fortress ...

  • April 20, 2012 20 Apr'12

    If you want to make a green data center omelet...'ll have to break a few eggs. The road to an environmentally friendly data center can be a bumpy one, which is not surprising when the path less traveled has innovative technologies and ...

  • April 05, 2012 05 Apr'12

    Futuristic data centers: Computing the origins of the universe

    Remember CERN's data conundrum? In a nutshell, they've got 15 petabytes to deal with and have run out of storage. As much of a problem as this is, apparently a new worldwide scientific enterprise ...

  • April 02, 2012 02 Apr'12

    Round 'em up and move 'em out

    The Uptime Institute has started a fun way to encourage companies to cut down on wasted server resources. Known as the Server Roundup, the contest features lots of cowboy imagery, a silly video and ...