Data Center


Can Going Green Slow Data Center Expansion?

Proponents say “going green” can help companies save money, but a secondary benefit may be just as important: delaying data center expansion.

Storage Innovators, Part 2

Sometimes innovation is as simple as reviewing, and replacing, a vendor service and support contract with one from a qualified third-party provider.

Top Data Center Issue: People

Skills, whether in distributed or mainframe computing environments, are in increasingly short supply.

Most Enterprises Unprotected Against E-mail Security Risks, Study Finds

Only 10 percent of organizations are actually using effective anti-spam technologies

In Praise of Data Center Vivification

"Going Green" is about transforming the static, reactive, and largely inert data centers of today into what proponents call a "living organism."

z10 BC: A Thoroughly Modern Mainframe for the Rest of Us

The z10 BC isn't as big or brawny as its beefy sibling, but it has lots of power and is priced to move. Call it a mainframe system for the rest of us.

Analysis: Behind Symantec's MessageLabs Play

Symantec spent more than half a billion dollars to buy its way into the SaaS e-mail and Web security segments



Cutting IT Costs: The Need for a Flexible Procurement Model

With as much as two-thirds of the average IT budget devoted to fixed costs, trimming expenses is difficult.

Data Center Under the Gun: Welcome to the Party

Data center managers have their hands full, from compliance costs (including the threat of fines and imprisonment for Sarbanes-Oxley violations) to front-office interference.

Getting the Most from Your UTM

New research from Aberdeen shows how Best-in-Class companies are getting the most out of unified threat management technologies and services.

Bigger is Better in Newest Database Niche

Why are hardware and database behemoths focusing so much attention on a segment that -- just 18 months ago -- was a relatively sleepy niche?

How Leveraging Application Delivery Can Optimize Your Data Center Infrastructure

Using a hosting provider and new ADC technology can help small and mid-size businesses compete with their larger rivals.

McAfee's Secure Computing Acquisition: The View from Gartner

McAfee's acquisition of Secure Computing could trigger a round of consolidation and disrupt the security status quo for vendors and customers alike

IBM's BladeCenter SMB-Friendly Retrofit Includes Storage Consolidation

IBM says SMB-focused storage consolidation is an idea whose time has come. Its new shared storage option for BladeCenter S aims to deliver on that promise.

Optimizing Your Data Center

Data centers are mission-critical in today's information-driven business environment, but they've also become overcrowded, overheated, and expensive.

Get Ready to Web 2.0-ify Your Mainframe

You don't typically think of Big Iron as a locus of Web 2.0 activity -- but IBM is trying to recast it as such

BMC Announces "Significant" Overhaul of Job Scheduler

In the new version of CONTROL-M, BMC is trumpeting a job rollback and auditing feature, along with virtualization-friendly amenities

With InfoSphere, Big Blue Touts Mainframe-Ready Integration Features

IBM's InfoSphere data integration platform is brimming with mainframe goodies

Server Sales Immune to Economic Sluggishness

Sales of its System z mainframes helped propel IBM to the top of the server market. Unix server sales were also up.

Disgruntled Employees Pose Large Inside Threat

A new survey finds that nearly 9 out of 10 IT employees say they'd steal privileged or confidential information if they knew they were going to be laid-off tomorrow.