Data Center


5 Steps to a More Secure Data Center

In the age of virtualization and cloud computing, administrators need a holistic approach.

Data Center Consolidation: Security Considerations and Best Practices

IT must balance the need for reducing costs while keeping data secure, meeting compliance requirements, and improving services to business users.

The Green and Virtual Data Center

Green IT is no fad. Paying attention to how resources are used to deliver information services in an energy-efficient, environmentally, and economically-friendly manner to boost efficiency and productivity is here to stay.

Building a Disaster Recovery Plan for Your SaaS Vendors

Here are four steps you need to take to ensure your data is safe and recoverable when you use a software-as-a-service provider.

IDC Notes Shift from Tactical to Strategic Green IT Planning

A new survey finds that IT organizations are thinking strategically about the implications of "going green."

Virtualization’s Impact Beyond Operations

The virtualization environment requires new control policies, processes, and standards, and as these come into place they will require new audit process and procedures.

IBM's zIIP a Boon to Big Iron Data Management

Big Iron data warehousing might be a pipe dream, but on balance IBM's zIIP engine has provided a bonus for data management in mainframe environments.



Data Center's Greener Future Still Far Off

Gartner notes that existing energy monitoring and measurement tools are still too immature to be of use to data center retrofitters.

Reliable and Resilient Data Centers Using Off-the-Shelf Components

Looking for methodologies that enable you to cost effectively benefit from new technologies? Consider leveraging off-the-shelf technology.

IBM Makes Its Pitch for RISC-Unix

IBM’s POWER7 product and services blitz aims to deliver investment protection for customers and keep System p revenue flowing prior to POWER7’s debut.

Q&A: Deploying a Mobile Device Manager

The variety of mobile devices is growing, as is pressure on IT to support their growing mobile workforce. We offer tips to make IT's job easier.

Chilling Outlook for High-End Servers

Sales of high-end servers have entered a period of protracted decline. It's unclear, however, what this will mean for mainframe market fortunes.

Five Virtualization Best Practices That Can Transform Enterprise IT

To help you meet the challenges of virtualization, we offer five best practices that will transform enterprise IT both operationally and strategically.

Big Iron in the Clouds, Revisited

The mainframe already embodies a viable proof-of-concept for cloud computing in the enterprise. Is it a cloud platform par excellence?

Challenges and Opportunities Facing Today’s Data Center

The job of doing more with less can be divided into two distinct but related tasks: achieving IT efficiency and maximizing existing resources.

Three Top Tips for Successful Business Continuity Planning

Building a business continuity plan is an ongoing job, but mature technologies exist that meet the range of key requirements.

Q&A: Harnessing Computing Power for Data Analysis with MapReduce

MapReduce can help spread the computational chores between many computers. But what if the technology could be unleashed for all data, not just file-based data processing?

Analysis: Behind Oracle's Acquisition of Virtual Iron

Oracle's move shakes up the virtualization status quo

Virtualization: Where's the Business Value?

How did IT ever fall for the vendor's business value proposition for server virtualization?

Best Practices for Selecting and Managing Enterprise Application Appliances

Three features that should guide your choice of an application appliance.