Data Center


Network Lessons from 2010 Drive Predictions for 2011

It was a busy year for IT professionals in 2010. What did network administrators learn this year, and how will these lessons affect the top enterprise trends in 2011?

The Enterprise Year That Was

From powerful mainframes to small smartphones, it was a year filled with change and challenges, contradiction and contrast for enterprise IT.

Q&A: The Next-Generation Data Center

What will the next-generation data center look like, what role will virtualization play, and what key issues must you deal with now to meet tomorrow’s challenges?

Q&A: How to Choose a SaaS Provider

The benefits and drawbacks of software-as-a-service, plus tips for choosing a SaaS provider.

Survey Reaffirms Mainframe's Staying Power

IT shops are holding steady on the mainframe. A new survey from BMC also examines how IT shops are employing systems and how workloads are growing.

Q&A: Application Performance Management

Why managing application performance is so challenging, and how to make it pay off in the enterprise.

Application Monitoring in the Clouds

Business-driven processes for measuring and guaranteeing service levels in the cloud will help CIOs successfully transition to this new infrastructure.



From Caching to Space-based Architecture: The Evolution of Memory

Caching was only the first step to improving transaction processing.

Treat Energy as a Key IT Asset

Treat energy with the same care and attention that your other data center assets receive.

Lower Costs Pushing Adoption of High-Performance Computing

Lower HPC costs make it possible for more companies to be cutting edge in their market.

HP's Just Right IT Targets Neglected Market

Although efforts to reach the "neglected" or "untapped" mid-market shops are nothing new, HP's Just Right IT seems to have most of its ducks in a row.

Analysis: Intel's McAfee Acquisition

What was Intel thinking? Was a vision of a hyper-connected future -- powered by hyper-secure embedded microprocessors -- a big factor?

The 3 Top Problems of ITAM Administration

IT asset management (ITAM) is a tactical foundation corporate executives need to make sound strategic decisions. ITAM needs more than just an administrator to manage it.

IBM Refreshes System P Line with POWER7-based Products

Big Blue's refresh includes the gargantuan POWER 795, which it pits against top-shelf systems from HP and Oracle.

Q&A: The Rise of DevOps

Applications and environments are more complex than ever. DevOps may be the approach IT needs.

Mainframes: Lifting the Hood on zEnterprise

zEnterprise services 125 different capacity settings, but small mainframe shops may be best served by IBM's existing z10 BC system

IBM Unveils zEnterprise "Server of Servers"

zEnterprise debuts at a critical time for IBM, which is the subject of unwelcome attention from would-be mainframe market regulators.

IBM Announces zEnterprise System

New zEnterprise mainframe and systems architecture lets mainframe, Power, and x86 systems share resources, be managed as single, virtualized system

Task Force Recommends Metric for Measuring Data Center Efficiency

Inconsistent metrics have led to inconsistent results

Why IT's Future Must Include M&A Planning

Planning for a merger or acquisition can be tricky, but it's a bullet that most CIOs will have to bite.