Hardware


Outsourcing: Smaller, Selective Deals This Year

Although outsourcing revenues increased by nearly 50 percent last year, experts predict slowing demand for outsourcing services in the first half of this year.

Q&A: Maximizing System Uptime

How to avoid the top mistakes when managing uptime performance, and how you can maximize system availability.

Unix Proves It’s Still Full of Life

Unix, the quintessential enterprise workhorse, still has a lot going for it.

How Device Consolidation Benefits Your WAN Infrastructure

When it comes to WANs, look for the weakest link.

Sun Unveils New Xeon-based “Open Network” Servers

Sun says its Nehalem product line is “significantly differentiated” from other Xeon 550-based systems in a very crowded market.

Q&A: The Drive to Unified Information Access

Imagine querying all enterprise information with the precision of SQL and the fuzziness of search. That’s the promise of unified information access.



Intel Pitches Value, Not Performance, in Xeon Launch

By trumpeting new energy and power-management features, Intel and its partners hope to make a business case for Xeon 5550.

A Five Billion Dollar Data Center Bailout Strategy

It's time to challenge your concept of how LAN and SAN connectivity should be instrumented, and save money in the process.

Cutting Data Center Power Costs with Predictive Models

To be sure your green efforts are cutting power costs, IT must use the right metrics.

Imagining Disaster Recovery

A little imagination can be a great thing when it comes to planning for a disaster. The disasters we might encounter as IT managers are no different.

Big Iron Bucks a Trend

Far from transitioning away from Big Iron, customers seem to be doubling down

Service Delivery: You Can't Manage What You Can't See

Best practices for using network and application baselines to help predict service delivery degradations

Enterprise Server Segment Takes a Beating

Server sales are down and IT spending is projected to grow at an anemic rate.

Top Three Data Center Trends for 2009

Three innovative enterprise technologies will shape the data center and provide companies better ways to achieve business goals.

Mainframes: The Gold Standard of Enterprise Computing Platforms

Mainframes offer scalability, availability, security, and compliance, and are energy efficient to boot. No wonder their popularity is growing.

Everything's Coming up Virtual

In a tough economic climate, IT organizations will look to virtualization to reduce TCO, slash their energy costs, and keep up with competitors

Q&A: Going Green Case Study

Green savings can be substantial. The trick, as one firm found, is to have all employees on board.

IT Pros Absorbing Economic Shock

As interviews with IT pros make clear, IT organizations are responding to the economic crisis in very different ways

Gartner Estimates Energy Savings from PC Power Management

The next front in the struggle to make IT “greener” will unfold at your fingertips -- on the ubiquitous end-user desktop