• June 17, 2015 17 Jun'15

    IT automation changes the game, but limits remain

    Automation tools give admins ways to automate routine or even complex tasks, but some limitations mean IT must keep their hands on the wheel. Heuristic automation will take over areas where traditional deterministic rule sets cannot keep up.

  • June 17, 2015 17 Jun'15

    Data center physical security gets a tougher look

    Organizations seeking colo data center space are now asking more questions -- many of them detailed -- about the physical security of the data center.

  • June 17, 2015 17 Jun'15

    Six ways to lower IT infrastructure costs

    It's the right time for another round of IT cost-saving initiatives, and here are six areas where data center managers can reduce IT expenses.

  • June 16, 2015 16 Jun'15

    Hyperconverged storage challenges the SAN paradigm

    HCI makes local storage cool again -- and it keeps pace with how VMs access and store data better than some traditional storage architectures.

  • June 16, 2015 16 Jun'15

    Intro to machine learning algorithms for IT professionals

    Machine learning -- supervised and unsupervised -- tracks data patterns that help businesses build improved predictive models and make smarter IT decisions.

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  • June 15, 2015 15 Jun'15

    A great time to be a geek

    The problem with getting older is that I sometimes find myself set in my ways -- gravitating toward things that I knew (or was at least interested in). I confess that I sometimes feel a little ...

  • June 12, 2015 12 Jun'15

    The 19 variables that most affect Google data centers' PUE

    Google used machine learning to parse the multitudinous data inputs on its data center operations, as a way to bust through a plateau in energy efficiency evidenced by its measured power usage ...

  • June 11, 2015 11 Jun'15

    Purging zombie servers saves AOL money, energy

    AOL shares the lessons it learned from a project to rid its data centers of 14,805 zombie servers that saved the company about $10 million.

  • June 10, 2015 10 Jun'15

    HP's Machine has a long road from hype to reality

    HP promises a prototype for its memory-driven computing architecture 'The Machine' next year as enterprise IT questions how it will be put to use.

  • June 08, 2015 08 Jun'15

    Are you prepared for the future of data centers?

    Data center managers can expect major changes in the future, whether they run an in-house facility, outsource or do a mix of both.

  • June 05, 2015 05 Jun'15

    Fidelity's data center operation adds hidden value

    Data center managers look to save money in any way possible. But initiatives -- like workplace satisfaction and efficiency -- add extra, unseen value.

  • June 03, 2015 03 Jun'15

    HP Enterprise to focus on agility, efficiency after split

    HP will soon be split into two, with an enterprise business that IT pros expect will deliver faster to catch up in the quickly changing IT market.

  • May 29, 2015 29 May'15

    SearchDataCenter's can't-miss articles of May

    Time's tight and alerts are always rolling in, so you're bound to miss some great articles during the month. If you only have time to peruse a few good reads, here are the stories that other data ...

  • May 27, 2015 27 May'15

    IBM hopes to Power its way to the hybrid cloud

    IBM tries the gumbo approach to creating a hybrid cloud: Some Power Systems with a dash of software reorg and a pinch of revamped software licensing.

  • May 27, 2015 27 May'15

    AWS wind farm highlights renewable energy trend

    Wind power will be the latest fuel for the AWS cloud, but smaller data centers may find challenges in using renewable energy.