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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 ...
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 ...
September 09, 2015
ITSM tools can simplify and streamline the service delivery process, but don't forget the critical steps that also must be taken to help IT meet businesses' goals.
September 02, 2015
Some colocation providers say the best way to prevent data center downtime is to regularly pull the plug and see what happens. (Hopefully, nothing.)
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Data center services is a collective term for all the supporting components necessary to the proper operation of data center. This includes all the implementation, maintenance and operation of a data center. Continue Reading
Screen scraping is the act of copying information that shows on a digital display so it can be used for another purpose. Continue Reading
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So, what is the internet of things? Simply put, it's machine-to-machine communication, but it's more than just smart devices. Real-time data from IoT devices is changing the world. Continue Reading
The right DCIM tool isn't the one with the most data points, but rather the one that best synthesizes data into useful information for IT, ops and facilities teams. Continue Reading
Virtualization, rapid refreshes and shadow IT make it harder for IT departments to really know -- and properly license and support -- what they have. You need an IT asset management system to show you. Continue Reading
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For effective server maintenance, admins must perform proactive hardware and software checks. Any list must include dusting, log review and software patch tests. Continue Reading
PaaS offerings such as Heroku, RedHat OpenShift and Cloud Foundry have always used containers under the covers, but as containers move toward production use outside of PaaS in the cloud, they're being deployed in clusters of server infrastructure ... Continue Reading
Purchases of racks, cabling, power equipment and data center infrastructure management software top the list for data center spending. Continue Reading
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Nagios is no newbie to the server monitoring world, but setting it up for Windows takes a few extra steps. Learn how Nagios Core, originally meant for Linux, can monitor Windows servers. Continue Reading
Data center security is paramount to ensuring the safety of your employees and data. But what happens when you let a fool into your facility? Continue Reading
New deeply skilled mainframe staffers won't pop up overnight, so use a mix of in-house and outsourcing tactics to support another decade on big iron. Continue Reading