Virtualization and private cloud
- July 06, 2018
HPE has complemented its recent high-end hyper-converged system with another HCI system to fit the space-constrained environments of branch offices or SMBs.
- July 03, 2018
In a complex stock deal Dell once again becomes a public company to flex its muscles against major legacy IT rivals, but sidesteps questions about VMware's autonomy.
- June 01, 2018
IBM rolled out its Cloud Private for Data platform designed to make it easier for users' on-premises data to interact with not just IBM's public cloud, but those of AWS and Google.
- February 08, 2018
Market pressures and manufacturing synergies drove Dell to integrate its HCI and CI products with its core business units, but opinions differ whether users will benefit.
- October 24, 2017
With its own digital transformation underway, CA Technologies wants to lead legacy mainframe software users into the world of cloud computing and agile development.
- October 05, 2017
Vendor-focused hybrid cloud platforms such as VMware Cloud on AWS and Microsoft Azure Stack get a lot of attention, but some new hybrid cloud platforms eschew vendor allegiances.
- September 27, 2017
Microsoft says Azure Stack is ready to order, but users will have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on the product, while OEMs finish their tests and certifications.
- September 22, 2017
Cisco is folding its data center management software into a cloud-based product, called Cisco Intersight, which will harness the collective intelligence of its customers.
- September 12, 2017
The all-in-one appeal of VMware Cloud Foundation is aimed at VMware shops that want someone else to run their private cloud on a modern, software-defined data center stack.
- August 18, 2017
Nearly half of enterprises do not save money with the public cloud, and say they have figured out how to beat public cloud costs with their own private cloud.
- August 04, 2017
Azure Stack will bring the services of Azure public cloud into the enterprise data center when it goes GA in September, but initially it won't be ready for large deployments.
- June 07, 2017
Enterprise IT can manage local and public cloud workloads harmoniously in their data centers, according to HPE -- as long as they use its hardware and new management platform.
- May 23, 2017
A lack of open source development support adds to enterprise OpenStack criticism, as the platform inches forward with traditional IT customers and partners.
- May 10, 2017
From containers and faster networking to IoT and edge computing, these trends continue to define the role of IT pros in future data centers and the skill sets they need to hone.
- May 01, 2017
An OpenStack private cloud managed as a service can simplify deployment and operation for enterprises and focus on the benefits of cloud computing, not Linux.
- April 18, 2017
More than 1,000 users have moved their VMware infrastructure to IBM's public cloud using Cloud Foundation, while others await a much publicized AWS partnership to go GA.
- February 24, 2017
Azure Stack will have a fourth appliance option when it becomes generally available later this year, but questions about pricing continue to emerge.
- February 10, 2017
The hits keep on coming for the airline industry, with several more IT outages that have stranded angry passengers in recent months. Are there any new lessons for IT pros?
- January 09, 2017
More technology companies and large enterprises find that cloud computing is not as cost-effective as hoped, and have moved at least one application back on premises.
- December 23, 2016
Lengthened support lifecycles for the latest OpenStack offerings aim to avoid one of the potholes of OpenStack operations with more stability and reassurance for less Agile workloads.
- December 06, 2016
If there will be a way to make an enterprise data center as efficient and optimized as cloud computing, composable infrastructure seeks to fill that role.
- October 28, 2016
In the quest to calculate public cloud costs versus private cloud costs, IT pros have a new asset to help them apply quantifiable data to find their answer.
- October 12, 2016
IT shops comfortable with vSphere may be happier staying home when comparing VMware vs. OpenStack to put together legacy and next-generation applications.
- June 29, 2016
IT pros see potential for VMware's Project Photon and the Photon OS to tie together cloud-native applications and existing VMware environments.
- June 28, 2016
VMware made its name virtualizing servers and later with other proprietary technology, but it's reaching out to developers with its container-friendly, open source Project Photon.
- June 17, 2016
HPE has found a data center friend in Docker to ease container entry into the enterprise, but right now, it's a step too far for some IT shops.
- April 08, 2016
Building an OpenStack private cloud can be challenging, but new options aim to help enterprises do it without a headache.
- February 26, 2016
The benefits of a hybrid cloud transition outweigh complex integration challenges, according to IBM execs, users and industry watchers at the company's annual InterConnect event.
- January 26, 2016
High profile outages of cloud infrastructure in 2015 still have some businesses spooked, even though cloud providers increased the resiliency of their offerings.
- January 15, 2016
If there was concern that interest in the server market was waning among IT pros in a software-dominated world, the latest batch of analyst reports should ease those worries.
- December 08, 2015
SonicWall and Quest Software users, who endured Dell's acquisition three years ago, face more uncertainty, as Dell reportedly considers the sale of those companies to reduce debt.
- December 08, 2015
If you deliver all IT services from the enterprise data center, you're doing it wrong. Gartner explains how to modernize the data center by making it one part of IT service brokerage.
- June 08, 2015
Data center managers can expect major changes in the future, whether they run an in-house facility, outsource or do a mix of both.
- April 03, 2015
Since merging with Wachovia in 2009, Wells Fargo has closed 100 data centers, decreasing its risk profile and reducing its carbon footprint.
- July 21, 2014
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- March 03, 2011
1U servers are well suited to many everyday business tasks. This overview considers the key features -- from processor and memory support to network ports-- of various 1U server offerings.
- March 27, 2009
With the economic downturn, data centers face serious budget cuts. Recent survey data indicates they have turned to server virtualization to reduce server spending and power consumption as well as IT automation to address staff reductions.
- December 19, 2005
As 2005 approaches its conclusion, it would appear that virtualization's time in the open source spotlight is all but here.
- July 05, 2005
Imagine a data center with no boundaries between hardware, software and operating systems. The impending release of OS Portability, from software start-up PlateSpin hopes to make that a reality.