IT infrastructure management and planning

  • 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 ...

  • July 06, 2011 06 Jul'11

    Indian outsourcer picks up mainframe graveyard shift

    An Indian company is offering outsourcing services for organizations looking to fill late-night mainframe slots.

  • June 27, 2011 27 Jun'11

    IT pros still not sold on SaaS

    SaaS success stories aside, many IT pros aren’t happy about giving up on-premises software.

  • June 10, 2011 10 Jun'11

    Raised floor resiliency

    Industry experts long ago predicated the demise of raised floor cooling. Today, there are viable cooling alternatives, but raised floor cooling continues to keep its hold in the data center. Just ...

  • June 01, 2011 01 Jun'11

    The true costs of data center downtime

    IT professionals know that unplanned data center downtime is expensive, with the true costs associated with downtime often far exceeding the price of replacing faulty equipment. The time and effort ...

  • May 19, 2011 19 May'11

    Soft is hard, hard is easy

      So you want to be a CTO or CIO someday? Have you ever wondered what it takes to climb that IT career ladder successfully? Maybe I have an answer for you. I recently listened to a panel of CEOs ...

  • May 19, 2011 19 May'11

    Questions left unanswered

     I always welcome a fresh perspective, especially when it comes from professionals that know more about a topic than I do. But sometimes a new perspective can be challenging, and it can raise ...

  • May 05, 2011 05 May'11

    Did Oracle go too far by dropping Itanium?

    Oracle’s shenanigans de-supporting Intel Itanium and by extension HP-UX on Integrity certainly hasn’t earned it any friends, but experts are divided on whether the database giant has gone too far. ...

  • April 06, 2011 06 Apr'11

    Dell experiments with mushrooms

    We always knew that Michael Dell was a fungi, but caps off to him and his crew for adopting new eco-friendly packaging based on….mushrooms. As part of Dell’s sustainable packaging strategy, Dell ...

  • March 25, 2011 25 Mar'11

    Big Data, big data center changes?

    Big Data will transform your data center. Then again, maybe it won’t. I went to GigaOm’s Structure Big Data show in New York City this week to see what’s new in the world of data analysis, and ...