- September 28, 2017
Colocation data center buyers are needlessly captivated by impressive features at data centers that distract them from important decision-making information.
- 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 20, 2017
Continuing efforts to make the mainframe technically fashionable, IBM offers a system promising rock-solid container security to compete against other container management tools.
- September 15, 2017
GE's software will run on Dell Technologies hardware from now on – but most enterprises don't care much about big-name endorsements. A Dell-GE deal last week made Dell the primary IT infrastructure ...
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- 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.
- September 01, 2017
The emergence of converged and hyper-converged infrastructure has increased the role of data center generalists, which leaves a question about the role of specialists.
- August 23, 2017
Cisco's purchase of Springpath could open the door to further use of hyper-converged software across the Cisco portfolio, including in its Unified Computing System.
- 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 14, 2017
Blockchain mostly runs in the cloud today, but some hardware vendors have considered how it might fit into the data center -- despite the few benefits that it will create.
- 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.
- July 25, 2017
Enterprises that rent racks inside one of the many data centers that have changed hands in 2017 should carefully evaluate changes to connectivity options, service and prices.
- July 21, 2017
Vendors are keen to push their own server management tools with extra capabilities, but they lack the cross-vendor capabilities provided by Redfish's open standards.
- July 13, 2017
New options for data center certification, including UL's debut and the Tier 5 standard from Switch, aim to more easily prove data center resiliency and reliability.
- July 12, 2017
IBM is poised to leap forward in cybersecurity with a refreshed z Systems mainframe built to handle pervasive encryption.
- July 07, 2017
Where in the world is an edge data center? That's a question IT pros might ask, as more companies try to define where these facilities are located and who uses them.
- July 05, 2017
The data center market moves quickly, so it's important to stay abreast of the latest news. See which product launches and emerging IT strategies made headlines so far this year.
- July 03, 2017
Red Hat finally stepped into the hyper-converged arena with an all-open-source, software-only offering. But will corporate users want to mix and match it with their own hardware?
- June 30, 2017
Converged infrastructure mainstay Vblock has reached its end of life, as Dell EMC's partnership with Cisco shifts to VxBlock and the more popular VMware switch.
- June 22, 2017
The latest threat to server security could be the firmware. That's the emphasis of at least one server-maker, hoping to help users thwart new attacks -- and spark server demand.
- 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.
- June 01, 2017
Hewlett Packard Enterprise will focus on areas where the public cloud can't get the job done, such as multicloud technology and at the edge with internet of things projects.
- 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 18, 2017
A new generation of Dell EMC servers, storage and hyper-converged, with only minor enhancements, made the combined companies' initial outing a low-key affair.
- May 11, 2017
As companies strive to modernize application delivery, a perfect storm of IT and business scenarios have led to unrealistic expectations across the board.
- May 10, 2017
Flexible hardware pricing? What took so long? Perhaps there were a few IT pros that wondered this when they first heard about the Cloud Flex Pay per use pricing that was introduced as a new buying ...
- 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 09, 2017
Enterprise IT teams can now buy data center hardware based on just what they use, rather than receive the one big bill that has long been a cornerstone of on-prem purchases.
- 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 20, 2017
Your data center provider is more likely than ever to have a southern drawl or Midwestern lilt. The Southeast, Southwest, and Midwest are among the fastest growing data center markets in the United ...
- 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.
- April 14, 2017
Enterprises will increasingly fill data centers with rack-scale hyper-converged infrastructure as the basis for hybrid clouds, says the CTO of Dell EMC's converged platforms division.
- March 27, 2017
Data center outages at Delta Airlines and Amazon Web Services stole the headlines in recent months, but there's plenty of other outages at everyday enterprises that fly under the radar. IT pros ...
- March 27, 2017
When I first noticed the line there was maybe a few dozen people in it. The number quickly swelled to 100 and then 200 or more, as the line snaked its way down the aisles of the vendor exhibition ...
- March 17, 2017
The IoT deployments in the enterprise today may not tax the current infrastructure, but it's not too soon to prep for the demands of tomorrow.
- March 15, 2017
As Cisco looks to soon be without SimpliVity as a hyper-converged infrastructure partner, it beefs up its HyperFlex product with coengineered software with Springpath.
- March 15, 2017
After cooking for more than three decades in its research laboratories, Big Blue has served up an appetizer of its quantum computing efforts, to give the IT world its first taste of what ...
- March 14, 2017
Smart technologies can automate and simplify the data center -- but only if you prepare for their implementation. Learn how to transition smoothly from legacy hardware.
- March 06, 2017
Converged and hyper-converged infrastructure is often built by one vendor. So, where's the corresponding vendor lock-in fear?
- 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 20, 2017
Cloud computing is built on the x86 processor, but don't forget RISC processors -- simple, yet powerful chips that still drive some of the data center's most important workloads.
- 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 27, 2017
Colocation fees can pile up if you're not savvy. Negotiate with your provider and predict the scale of your organization to avoid surprises on your next bill.
- January 20, 2017
With HPE's buy of No. 2 SimpliVity -- the first big deal in the HCI space -- IT pros see a more robust offering, but also higher prices and weaker support.
- January 19, 2017
Traditional converged infrastructure has been supplanted by hyper-converged infrastructure and cloud computing, but it remains a solid and useful platform.
- 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 20, 2016
Growing server choices in hyper-converged appliances give enterprise IT pros all sorts of options, but many are more focused on the software.
- December 07, 2016
Enterprise customers in Verizon and CenturyLink's colocation data centers should expect better cloud and network connection options -- but not upheaval -- after being sold in 2017.
- 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.
- November 22, 2016
OpenStack in the enterprise is more likely to see continued adoption via vendor distributions and managed services, not the raw code of big-name customers, such as PayPal.
- November 10, 2016
The lure of free can be the deciding factor for organizations evaluating which hypervisor best fits their needs, and help them escape mounting annual license fees.
- November 08, 2016
Competition is surging in the colocation market, and providers are adding new features to differentiate. IT pros should look for new services around cloud connections, green energy and more.
- 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 25, 2016
Vote here for the Best Converged/Hyper-Converged Product in the 2017 Impact Awards.
- October 21, 2016
Need to rein in IT costs? These cost-optimization strategies, from centralization to cloud services to BYOD, will turn IT and business leaders into gurus of efficiency.
- October 21, 2016
Industry watchers hash out the future of converged systems, the best use cases for enterprise workloads and how IT pros should plan ahead for changes in the market.
- October 20, 2016
Adding Dell servers to its hyper-converged infrastructure lineup boosts scalability and reliability for more use cases, says Dell EMC, but some customers may not be easily swayed.
- October 17, 2016
Greater memory and faster chips will better suit VMware's hyper-converged infrastructure for Tier 1 workloads, the company hopes, as its tries to outdo market-leading Nutanix.
- 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.
- October 07, 2016
So what if many top vendors in the hyper-converged infrastructure market aren't profitable? Customers mostly care whether the technology is useful for their data centers.
- September 30, 2016
A new batch of converged infrastructure looks to deliver many of its benefits to IT pros while still offering customization for specific workloads.
- September 26, 2016
Virtual machines can now run on the edge, near the things at the center of the internet of things, making use of multiple applications outside the data center.
- September 16, 2016
IT pros have found a way to save money and use existing hardware with software-only hyper-convergence, the lesser-known alternative to appliance-based HCI choices.
- September 12, 2016
Making matches between enterprises and services inside a colocation facility is getting easier with tools that act like LinkedIn in the data center.
- September 09, 2016
Users mull a vastly different IT buying landscape, after Dell Technologies completed the largest technology deal in history, while HPE sells off another part of its business.
- September 08, 2016
IT professionals hoping for a taste of what the combined Dell-EMC-VMware will serve up to them for new products and strategies, got a bowl of steam instead. In formally announcing the completion of ...
- August 24, 2016
Flash storage has reached a crossroads, where lower prices and greater capacity have led a growing number of hyper-converged infrastructure products to include all-flash storage.
- August 18, 2016
OpenStack has turned to Docker containers to help simplify its lifecycle management, as it also works to find ways to run containers itself.
- August 12, 2016
Another outage at an airline data center offers yet another lesson about the need to fail over to a backup data center and bounce back quickly after a power problem.
- August 10, 2016
If the Open Compute Project is too big and scary for your enterprise, a new open standard for data center hardware has emerged to appeal to data centers big and small.
- July 27, 2016
The density and flexibility offered by blade servers make them increasingly popular for IT pros inside an enterprise data center.
- July 22, 2016
For IT pros managing virtualized, bare-metal and containerized workloads in the data center, can hyper-converged infrastructure offer what's needed?
- July 19, 2016
Start-ups are breathing new life into the DBMS market, as organizations look to manage unstructured data from social media, big data and the internet of things.
- July 08, 2016
IT pros looking for on-premises hardware to help deliver DevOps may find it in composable infrastructure, which is starting to show up in enterprise data centers.
- July 08, 2016
A new server architecture based around memory is still a work in progress, but IT pros and leaders at HPE see its value today coming from incremental advancements.
- June 29, 2016
With RHEL hitting platform maturity, Red Hat's future includes Microsoft integration, expanded management and a smaller footprint.
- 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 24, 2016
Handing off most of its software business to private equity firms is one more step toward Dell's mega-purchase of EMC, and it gives users both clarity and concerns.
- 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.
- June 15, 2016
Seeing the physical and virtual layers across the data center has been a herculean task that one company has spent the last two years tackling -- and now, it will be part of VMware.
- June 08, 2016
Data analytics may be at the core of a data center, but HPE is the latest big infrastructure player to offer technology for processing data at the edge around the internet of things.
- May 27, 2016
Running hard to catch up with competitors, HPE gets ready to deliver a new approach to help users realize their long-held vision for a software-defined data center.
- May 27, 2016
The server-storage mismatch is at the heart of management challenges with big data architecture and can create inefficiencies for hardware running Hadoop and Spark. A different take on disaggregation can help.
- May 20, 2016
The most common data center operating system gets its final 6.x updates with the addition of a local backup archiving tool before transitioning to just security and stability updates.
- May 12, 2016
VCE's hyper-converged in size large had forced you to build a private cloud using VMware -- until now.
- May 09, 2016
IT organizations should get ready to cede some budgetary control to business units, as software -- and software developers -- become key agents of commerce.
- April 29, 2016
A typical OpenStack deployment is still for 'net new' workloads outside of the world's largest enterprises, but some big names have started to show off their use of OpenStack.
- April 25, 2016
Buzzword bingo games these days typically include 'edge data centers,' but how much real interest is there among users?
- April 13, 2016
Deciding between the new guy and the old standby has driven purchasing decisions for decades, but what do users think when it comes to hyper-converged infrastructure?
- April 08, 2016
Building an OpenStack private cloud can be challenging, but new options aim to help enterprises do it without a headache.
- April 04, 2016
Disaggregated servers are unlikely to go 'boom' in the market the way hyper-convergence has but figure to grow at a more leisurely pace.
- April 04, 2016
Plenty of tools exist to ease the technical challenges of DevOps, but you can't abstract away or automate cultural requirements like teamwork and trust.
- March 28, 2016
When a 47-year-old mainframe programmer is one of the youngest in his department, it's clear more efforts are needed to attract young IT pros to careers in mainframes.
- March 18, 2016
Hyper-convergence can simplify IT operations by bringing together compute, storage and networking hardware with virtualization and management platforms, but it must break out of limited uses.
- March 16, 2016
With the hype around converged and hyper-converged IT infrastructure, resistance seems futile. While your IT organization will likely be a mix of converged, dedicated and cloud-based resources, convergence is moving into new areas.
- March 14, 2016
Top-tier vendors are speaking up, hoping to compete with bare-bones white box servers that are increasingly popular with cloud service providers.
- March 07, 2016
Hyper-converged infrastructure is set to replace some traditional hardware in the data center during the coming year, if enterprises can overcome organizational and budget worries.
- 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.