The use of proprietary mainframe servers continues to decline -- for everybody but IBM. System z, in fact, is doing just fine. The rest of the mainframe field? Not so much.
Remember all the talk about runaway data center electricity consumption? As it turns out, it might have been overblown -- perhaps even alarmist.
Are vADCs a wholesale replacements for pADCs? Can't these application delivery controllers co-exist?
The new zEnterprise really does comprise Big Blue's most mainstream mainframe release to date. At $75,000, it's certainly the cheapest.
With another strong quarterly showing for System z, IBM seems to have put its recent run of mainframe woes behind it. Or has it?
IT mainframe pros will have to wait until Q4 to get their first look at IBM's Windows-on-zBX offering. Will it be worth the wait?
To help data center managers understand how best to employ new energy metrics and tools, we examine five ways to optimize use of available space, cooling capacity, and power.
When it comes to high-end data warehousing, Microsoft isn't promising something it can't deliver: it's been shipping a special release of its SQL Server 2008 R2 database since November of last year.
If you’re moving to private clouds, keep these considerations in mind as you plan your migration.
Architecture changes and technologies are emerging that enable IT professionals to provide solid infrastructures, eliminate downtime, and deliver applications with consistently high availability.
Load balancing helps provide high access on report-card day.
High-density zones strike a balance between the power and cooling requirements of different kinds of data center assets. The rub, of course, is that they'll cost you.
After all, if your company doesn't know what data center components waste energy, how can you change it?
IBM still hasn't made good on the most intriguing aspect of its zBX vision -- an extension to the x64 world.
System z is back! Sales surged by almost 70 percent during z Enterprise's first quarter of availability, while MIPS capacity increased by almost 60 percent.
Realizing the potential benefits for large-scale service deployments presents difficult challenges. We discuss these opportunities and challenges and recommend solutions.
Service provisioning using cloud computing poses challenges for the data center. What’s needed is a multi-core, heterogeneous architecture.
IT shops don't perceive any single vendor as being more efficient than its competitors.
With the rising costs of energy and increasing pressure on organizations to be more "green," implementing a DCIM and/or DPO solution is inevitable.
Contract lifecycle management solutions can provide greater insight and control over contractual obligations; helping companies to manage risks and increase profits.