Hardware


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.

Q&A: Going Green Case Study

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

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

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

Computing in the Clouds: Enterprise-Ready by 2015

According to Gartner, cloud computing still has some maturing to do

SHARE Survey Sheds Light on Virtual Trends

IT is moving toward total enterprise virtualization, a strategy that proposes to transform both the practice and the purpose of virtualization.

Q&A: Data Center Consolidation Best Practices

With mergers and acquisitions and the growing need to cut data center costs, data center consolidation is on the minds of many enterprises. We look at the steps IT can take to make for a successful consolidation project.

Avoiding Downtime in Virtualized Environments

Virtualization can create single points of failure. We show you how to protect yourself.

Multi-Core Enterprise Computing: A Ferrari Engine in a Go-Cart

Chip densities are doubling every 24 months, but a new report says few applications can take advantage of the change.

Minding the Gap: Security Vendors Look to Plug Holes in Suite Offerings

Security vendors are stepping up their efforts to close the gap between security and operations

Q&A: Best Practices for a Greener Data Center

What technologies and best practices can make a data center greener?

A Trio of Technologies for Tackling Expansions in the Data Center

When used together, server virtualization with N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV), blade servers, and Fibre Channel SANs provide a mature, robust infrastructure for data centers.