Data Center


Disaster Antidote: Getting Control of Data Center Power

Co-location facilities, mirrored data, hot-standby servers -- data center managers are doing all they can to avoid the debilitating effects of power outages. Or are they?

Cloud Computing: Panacea or Power Monger?

Data centers growth has IT looking for alternatives. Is moving our processing and storage chores to the cloud a solution, or does it just shift the problem somewhere else?

Top 5 Reasons To Use Load Balancers

Load balancers play a vital role in any organization where productivity must remain high. Here are five reasons you need to put a load balancer to work in your environment.

IT Not Yet Sold on BYOD

Most shops don't yet sanction bring-your-own-device, but it's likely they will in the long term.

Analysis: IBM's Latest Linux-on-Power Move

Given the success IBM has had with its RISC-Unix business, PowerLinux doesn't seem like a bad idea, but will its success come at the expense of AIX?

Q&A: Preventing Downtime

It's not enough to respond to downtime; what's needed is a new mindset that focuses on preventing downtime.

Analysis: Behind Dell's Shopping Spree

This month, Dell pulled the trigger on two significant acquisitions. What's behind Dell's acquisition moves, and why does at least one of them seem like a no-brainer?



New Studies, Products Demonstrate Cloud's Strong Growth

Cloud computing isn't just "with us" -- it's here to stay, and IT spending on cloud services is expected to explode.

Building a Data Center without Walls: The Need for Intelligent Networking

A new intelligent cloud network between data center and cloud is needed for efficient workload mobility.

Q&A: An Inside Look at a State-of-the-Art Green Data Center

IT is looking to cut costs. One way is to outsource data center tasks. We take a closer look at a state-of-the-art site in Europe to learn what features are most important to IT and how investments in renewable resources are paying off.

Q&A: Private Cloud Helps Virtualized Data Center Cut Costs in Half

How a cloud solution solved performance and complexity issues and returned an impressive ROI.

Q&A: Data Center Remodel Up Close and Personal

A remodel of a data center created unique challenges. We examine the success factors of a project at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Internal Clouds: All Muscle and No Brain?

When it comes to IT infrastructure, having a lot of muscle is good, but making intelligent use of all that muscle is even better. When it comes to internal clouds, a brain is key.

Q&A: Using Third-party Data Centers

One way to do more with less is to outsource tasks, including some components of your data center. What help and benefits can you expect from third-party providers, and what work should remain on premises?

Q&A: Delivering Real-Time Power Data

New servers deliver real-time power data, but it’s difficult to uncover.

The Hybrid Data Center: The Best of Virtual and Physical Computing Worlds

As more applications and data make their way to the cloud or are impacted by virtualization, data centers must adapt. The hybrid data center environment brings together the best of all worlds: cloud, virtualization, hardware, and co-lo.

Data Center Priority for 2012: Power

During 2011, data centers became more virtualized in a migration to cloud-based architectures, which began to reveal previously-hidden problems with power. In 2012 this trend will continue and even accelerate, further elevating the importance of power for IT.

Q&A: Can Developers and Admins Co-exist and Improve the Enterprise?

Can the gulf between development and operations be bridged?

The Elephant in the Clouds

Moving to the clouds doesn’t mean resources must be let go.

Windows on Mainframes Due December 16

Windows on the Big Blue's hardware is almost here.