- May 01, 2015
What do virtualization, scalability and automation have to do with a perfect cup of coffee or how many candidates ace the LSATs?
- April 30, 2015
When time-sensitive businesses such as Bloomberg experience an outage, there are lessons IT managers learn that can improve data center resiliency.
- April 22, 2015
As CRAC remains a top data center cooling option, cheaper and more environmentally friendly options will continue to emerge.
- April 22, 2015
Converged and hyper-converged infrastructure users say the bundled architecture changes daily operations in the data center.
- April 14, 2015
The future of hard disks grows bleaker by the day, with giant SSD storage densities, outdated RAID algorithms and faster interconnects ushering in flash domination.
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- April 14, 2015
Enterprise big data workloads demand a lot from storage and network bandwidth. Storage, cloud and as-a-service vendors are developing the infrastructure to support them.
- 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.
- March 31, 2015
A spate of new converged and hyper-converged systems give IT shops a potent combination of flash storage and pre-integration.
- March 16, 2015
Linux talent is in high demand, with organizations willing to pay big bucks for those with the right qualifications. Do you have what it takes?
- March 12, 2015
Converged and hyper-converged infrastructure can be pricey, but IT shops that use these all-in-one boxes see long-term cost benefits.
- March 06, 2015
IBM acquired cognitive computing provider AlchemyAPI in the hopes it can whip up an application elixir that gives Watson new life.
- March 03, 2015
The TechTarget Server Hardware Survey reveals how data center pros buy blade servers, and what they plan to purchase in the next year.
- February 17, 2015
Many data centers are on the path to NFV. How are the NFV standards and vendor offerings guiding -- or challenging -- implementation?
- February 17, 2015
Network function virtualization is shaking up the networking status quo in large data center environments.
- February 09, 2015
Weed out the truth about COTS servers and legacy hardware and see why fear of change in the data center is a major hurdle to overcome.
- February 06, 2015
The right upgrades are essential to the ongoing, timely delivery of critical IT services -- if the infrastructure falls behind, so does the enterprise.
- January 13, 2015
No one sticks with their New Year's resolution -- where is that gym card anyway? -- but you can pick up seven modern habits and feel good about fit, healthy IT ops.
- January 09, 2015
IT shops have tried a number of ways to attract Millennials to IBM mainframes. Maybe a new generation of tools is the best way to bridge the IT generation gap.
- January 05, 2015
These six data center trends will move from leading edge to mass adoption in 2015. Experts and IT organizations that already took the plunge explain why.
- December 10, 2014
IT isn't a monolithic cost sink. Instead, it is a department that can shape digital initiatives and improve business processes.
- August 19, 2014
With sales sagging, legacy hardware suppliers are scurrying to form partnerships with a new generation of converged infrastructure vendors. But will these newly minted converged systems convince IT to open up the purse strings?
- July 21, 2014
Stay connected on trending IT topics on Twitter and Tumblr. Follow these seven experts who express news, opinions in data center blogs.
- May 16, 2014
Ubuntu isn't trying to be the best Linux server OS for enterprise apps. Instead, the distribution focuses on cloud and hyperscale installations.
- March 12, 2014
The Linux job market is hot, but how do you get a lucrative Linux career?
- February 27, 2014
BlackBerry, Dell, IBM, Microsoft and other major IT vendors must transform to survive the cloud and mobile era. Will IT buyers invest in their vision?
- February 12, 2014
Ready to become a full services technology supplier, Dell's inability to articulate a software vision and internal politics have bogged it down.
- January 23, 2014
After two weeks of mounting speculation, IBM sold its System X series to Lenovo for $2.3 billion. Company will focus more on cloud, software and big data.
- January 22, 2014
IBM's server hardware sales continue their decline as the company sharpens its focus on cloud software and services and ponders layoffs.
- January 09, 2014
IBM’s X6 is a radically different architecture for Intel-based servers designed to boost performance and reliability, sources say. Will it propel its xSeries higher into the clouds?
- December 09, 2013
HP hopes its new converged systems can claim a bigger slice of the big data and virtualization pies, but will users already committed to cloud respond?
- November 01, 2013
Small IT shops adopt some of the same trends as large enterprises, but with much caution and attention to priorities. And mistakes are felt acutely.
- October 11, 2013
Traditional IT job roles are evolving, and new jobs like the chief digital officer have emerged to help companies move to mobile and cloud computing.
- August 01, 2013
Companies that are on board with cloud, big data, social and mobile trends seek IT pros with third platform skills, but those IT job skills are rare.
- July 29, 2013
The latest IBM mainframes' lower price point and a redoubled focus on Linux workloads may appeal to younger admins and smaller IT shops.
- July 11, 2013
IBM acquired virtualization management vendor CSL International, giving IT admins a simple way to manage z/VM and Linux on System z virtualization.
- May 29, 2013
Client device innovation over the past several years has sparked a new wave of server innovation with Dell microservers and HP's Moonshot.
- April 05, 2013
Some analysts estimate that Moore's Law -- the ability of manufacturers to double the number of transistors on a chip every 18 months -- will end in 10 years. At a certain point, the electrons of ...
- January 31, 2013
The DevOps movement has undeniable momentum. Could IT operations harness the power of its success?
- December 12, 2012
IT pros ponder another year of acquisition and transformation for Dell, and what it may mean for their own cloud computing strategy plans.
- December 05, 2012
Want your data center to be more like an agile public cloud? Here’s how cloud providers handle apps, "big data," data center hardware and IT staffing.
- December 04, 2012
Want to run your data center more like an agile public cloud? Here are some surprising ways cloud providers differ from traditional IT departments.
- September 27, 2012
In some super-important industries, 99.999% uptime should be the goal. But most companies can tolerate a little more downtime.
- September 07, 2012
User story describes application modernization employing Oracle Fusion middleware, SOA and BPM. A hotel chain gains flexibility going the SOA route.
- July 03, 2012
Data center generators are to blame for the Amazon outage in June. What's worse, it's not the first of its kind.
- April 20, 2012
Hewlett-Packard to package Ubuntu on ProLiant servers. Linus Torvalds up for a prestigious technology prize. Red Hat embraces Microsoft Open Technologies.
- March 28, 2012
The NoOps term reflects a trend in contemporary DevOps shops: the diminishing number of operations people relative to developers.
- March 29, 2011
Unix admins have many processor technology options for their environments. An expert compares offerings from AMD and Intel to help you make the best decision for your data center.
- March 23, 2011
Joining the crowd, Oracle says it will stop software development for flagging Itanium chip.
- March 22, 2011
Texas radiology clinic replaced CA Technologies’ Spectrum monitoring suite with AccelOps to save on maintenance.
- March 22, 2011
The Dell Viking started out as a custom box for low-end dedicated hosting and has graduated to a full-fledged micro server platform.
- March 03, 2011
It’s not practical to have keyboard, video display and a mouse for every server. KVM-over-IP makes it possible to manage multiple servers through a single set of devices.
- 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.
- November 16, 2010
Researchers are building ersatz SMP machines out of commodity x86 boxes, plus specialized hardware and software.
- November 11, 2010
Has virtualized infrastructure derailed data center careers? IT managers say they now spend too much time troubleshooting environments and not enough time on strategic projects.
- November 05, 2010
Data centers are no longer required to put the big red kill-switch on exit doors, thanks to a committee that convinced the NFPA to revisit its data center EPO regulation.
- October 21, 2010
Today’s x86 servers offer impressive memory densities, but some IT shops want even more.
- October 04, 2010
Historically, AMD processors have been a force to be reckoned with in data centers. But some IT managers have questioned the platform’s longevity.
- September 24, 2010
Monitoring Software as a Service gives busy data center managers one less thing to do.
- August 20, 2010
States such as Minnesota and Oregon have passed biodisel mandates, but data center managers say improper handling of biodiesel can cause problems for backup generators.
- June 07, 2010
Dr .Bob Sullivan – the father of hot-aisle/cold-aisle data center design – weighs in on hot- and cold-aisle containment, data center economizers, and variable-frequency drive fans.
- May 20, 2010
If you want to be promoted from an IT staff role to the CIO position, your key task is to drive business through technology innovation.
- April 12, 2010
IBM insiders want to relaunch the venerable OS/2 operating system, sources say. The question is whether it's a solution in search of a problem.
- January 18, 2010
Data center hot-aisle/cold-aisle containment has gained traction. Here are key steps to consider for correct implementation.
- August 24, 2009
Keeping your data center humidity at the right level can prevent system failure, but at what cost?
- July 27, 2009
Amazon Web Services data center facility guru James Hamilton says data center pros need to get out of the dark ages when it comes to cooling servers. Hamilton recommends airflow containment systems and air-side economizers to improve data center ...
- June 29, 2009
If you're considering hot-aisle containment or cold-aisle containment for your data center, you need to listen to this faceoff between Liebert and APC on which approach is better.
- May 27, 2009
Lower the cost of disaster recovery replication with open source DR tools like Rsync and distributed replicated block device, or DRBD.
- May 22, 2009
This tip discusses best practices associated with the operations and maintenance (O&M) processes for data center facilities, including the physical aspects of critical infrastructures, staffing considerations, and appropriate O&M processes, tools, ...
- May 13, 2009
All x86 servers are not equal. What are the criteria for buying x86 servers? Consider application characteristics, memory, power usage and other factors when selecting a commodity server vendor.
- 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.
- March 05, 2009
Attendees at the Share mainframe user group conference in Austin discuss early experiences with z/OS 1.10, which was released six months ago.
- February 20, 2009
The Uptime Institute's data center tier system has long been a mainstay in determining high availability. But does certification matter, or is it too strict to work?
- January 27, 2009
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers has expanded its recommended data center temperature and humidity ranges. But do users care?
- January 21, 2009
It may not be your first thought, but design and speed control of data center air-conditioner fans can generate significant savings.
- November 12, 2008
IT operations will be under increasing pressure in the current economic downturn. Data center professionals and experts offer advice for weathering this financial crunch.
- November 04, 2008
The new Dynamic Power Capping feature enables data center managers to set a power threshold based on how much power a server uses.
- September 05, 2008
Containing a data center's hot and cold aisles in may create energy-efficiency savings, but the design strategy can leave a facility vulnerable to fire detection and suppression issues.
- July 15, 2008
A Linux security expert outlines best practices, from granting admins the least system access possible to the importance of system audits and when to turn on listening daemons.
- May 20, 2008
Two companies have found ways to save on energy costs by reuse data center waste heat. Quebecor now heats adjoining rooms; IBM Switzerland, a swimming pool.
- May 05, 2008
To reduce costs and improve trade times, the New York Stock Exchange migrated from mainframes to Linux and AIX servers. But the shift to new scripting languages posed hurdles.
- February 04, 2008
Building a new data center? If so, check out Structural and Vibration Guidelines for Datacom Equipment Centers, which details considerations and factors for data center design when it comes to shock and vibrations.
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- November 06, 2007
Arrow Electronics is moving off its internally developed mainframe enterprise resource planning apps for Oracle and swapping out an IBM mainframe for AIX running on System p.
- October 18, 2007
Depending on your environment, the red emergency power-off button in your data center might be an unnecessary evil.
- May 14, 2007
By moving from a 1,600 MIPS mainframe to distributed systems, the stock exchange is cutting transaction costs in half.
- May 01, 2007
After months of speculation, Dell Inc. officially announced it will sell pre-installed, 100% certified Ubuntu Linux on its laptop and desktop computers.
- January 09, 2007
In a new study focusing on the healthcare industry, the Midwest once again came on top as one of the most affordable places to build a data center.
- October 18, 2005
Is Microsoft using its considerable resources to hinder adoption of Linux on the desktop? Outspoken IT consultant John H. Terpstra thinks so, and he intends to prove it.
- February 09, 2005
Hewlett-Packard dumps CEO Carly Fiorina as it struggles with its storage and server strategy.