IT infrastructure management and planning

  • 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 ...

  • March 24, 2011 24 Mar'11

    Test your backups before it's too late

      Check out this advice from expert Brien M. Posey on the importance of server backup.       Having reliable backups is critical to your organization’s health regardless of what type of ...

  • March 23, 2011 23 Mar'11

    Not so fast: IBM pushes mainframe toward the cloud

    Big Blue moves mainframes forward with cloud technologies and incorporates x86 server compatibility.

  • March 16, 2011 16 Mar'11

    HP as software power? Maybe, maybe not, IT pros say

    Hewlett-Packard, suffering from IBM, Oracle and Microsoft envy, resets its sights on software. But customers say it can’t sell what it has now.

  • February 22, 2011 22 Feb'11

    IBM “Watson” for the masses on tap

    Fresh off its win last week on Jeopardy, a “Watson”-style analytics cluster is within reach of the average enterprise, said Ian Jarman, IBM manager for Power systems, told ...

  • February 21, 2011 21 Feb'11

    Early adopters sing self-service provisioning praises

    Self-service provisioning, a key feature of private cloud computing and IT as a Service, can help IT pros save time and regain control of their data centers.

  • February 03, 2011 03 Feb'11

    A leg-up on raised floors?

    Are raised floors going the way of the Dodo? It just might happen. Data center technologies are continuing to evolve, and the traditional benefits of raised floors are quickly being overshadowed by ...