IT infrastructure management and planning

  • March 28, 2012 28 Mar'12

    Cloud computing? How about Earth computing?

    Whenever I look up a see a beautiful sky with puffy clouds I think, "That's where my iTunes are." I read this tweet from filmmaker Albert Brooks the other day, and it made me laugh, because, ...

  • March 28, 2012 28 Mar'12

    We're doing lots of science, but we can't store the results

    Last year's flooding in Thailand was a terrible reminder of what nature can do. Besides affecting millions of lives, it destroyed businesses and factories and left the rest of the world with an ...

  • March 26, 2012 26 Mar'12

    Google cools data center with waste water

    When you flush the toilet at your home, you expect a certain chain of events to occur. Your plumbing takes it to the sewer, the sewer takes it to a water treatment plant and finally a magical ...

  • March 21, 2012 21 Mar'12

    Hack the memeframe, er, mainframe

     The shrinking number of workers who can program and administer a mainframe, sometimes referred to as the “red-haired stepchild of IT,” are members of an exclusive club with a language and sense of ...

  • February 23, 2012 23 Feb'12

    Is IBM stealing HP server market share?

    HP reported its fiscal first quarter 2012 earnings last night, and the results weren't pretty. Overall revenue of $30 billion was down 7% from the previous year and overall profit declined 44% ...

  • February 01, 2012 01 Feb'12

    Property of "disgraced ex-media tycoon" becomes data center

    A property holdings company in the UK has an interesting hook to attract attention to its new £35 million ($56 million) data center -- the property once belonged to a notorious celebrity. PMB ...

  • December 05, 2011 05 Dec'11

    Data center infrastructure management on the move

    With the Gartner Data Center Conference in full swing this week in Las Vegas, several players in the data center infrastructure management (DCIM) space took the opportunity to announce new versions ...

  • October 28, 2011 28 Oct'11

    Are data center providers in trouble?

    A paradigm shift promises to help cloud providers, but may be harsh on facilities providers and other IT outsourcing businesses.

  • October 19, 2011 19 Oct'11

    Risks of data center maturity

    Of all the mandates faced by an enterprise data center, the mandate of “maturity” is perhaps the most treacherous and self-defeating. The early life cycle of a data center is typically based ...

  • October 18, 2011 18 Oct'11

    Cisco Fabric Extender finally available for HP BladeSystem

    HP c-Class BladeSystem shops will finally be able to connect their systems to a Cisco Unified Fabric, using the new Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender (FEX) for HP announced on Friday. This is not a ...

  • October 17, 2011 17 Oct'11

    IT innovation by rethinking applications

    As a technologist, it’s easy to focus on technology–-the servers, storage, networks and other hardware that make IT work. The problem that technologists face is that technology simply isn’t enough. ...

  • September 28, 2011 28 Sep'11

    Avoiding disaster with IT vendors

    The biggest impediment to successful IT operations is often IT product vendors. Modern IT hardware and software vendors seem to go out of their way to confuse buyers with outlandish claims and lock ...

  • September 19, 2011 19 Sep'11

    The importance of innovation in the data center

      The constant evolution of data center technology makes it difficult for many business owners and IT managers to stay up to date with the latest industry trends. However, upgrading your systems ...

  • September 07, 2011 07 Sep'11

    RISC servers for data center efficiency

      If you think RISC servers are taking a back seat to specialized mainframe transaction processors and inexpensive, general-purpose x86 processors, think again.   RISC microprocessors specialize in ...

  • July 22, 2011 22 Jul'11

    Data center dilemma: To build or box?

    Modular data centers have been around for a few years now, but they are much different than they were just a few years ago. The Blackbox was the mysterious sounding name that Sun Microsystems gave ...