IT infrastructure management and planning
- 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. ...
- July 13, 2012
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
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
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
Three household names that chose a data center colocation facility offer advice on how to select a colocation provider.
- June 19, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
...you'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
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
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 ...