Hardware


Q&A: Adopting a Modular Data Center Strategy

Benefits, challenges, and best practices for incorporating a modular data center into your environment.

Disaster Antidote: Getting Control of Data Center Power

Co-location facilities, mirrored data, hot-standby servers -- data center managers are doing all they can to avoid the debilitating effects of power outages. Or are they?

Q&A: Mainframe Migration Up Close

Hardware migrations can be tricky. We discuss the keys to Kansas City Southern Railway's migration from mainframe to Linux.

Going Mobile: Introducing Your Mainframe to Modern Tools

With the proper process controls, you can now allow access for any class of device and "future proof" yourself from what comes next.

Cloud Computing: Panacea or Power Monger?

Data centers growth has IT looking for alternatives. Is moving our processing and storage chores to the cloud a solution, or does it just shift the problem somewhere else?

Behind IBM's Bifurcated Hybrid Computing Strategy

For most organizations, choosing between Big Blue's two hybrid computing visions is simple, but what about shops that need both? That's where it gets tricky.

Top 5 Reasons To Use Load Balancers

Load balancers play a vital role in any organization where productivity must remain high. Here are five reasons you need to put a load balancer to work in your environment.



IBM Expands Its PureSystems Pitch

If IT's too costly, that's because it's too labor-intensive. IBM positions PureSystems as a focused effort to cut -- if not slash -- these labor costs.

IT Not Yet Sold on BYOD

Most shops don't yet sanction bring-your-own-device, but it's likely they will in the long term.

Update: State of the Mainframe

Demand for mainframes dropped off late last year -- and was down in the first three months of 2012, too. Is it time for Big Iron boosters to start worrying? No -- it's all good.

Batten Down the Hatches on IBM i

Just because you can't name the last IBM i-specific security issue doesn't mean your IBM i platform is secure.

Analysis: IBM's Latest Linux-on-Power Move

Given the success IBM has had with its RISC-Unix business, PowerLinux doesn't seem like a bad idea, but will its success come at the expense of AIX?

Q&A: Preventing Downtime

It's not enough to respond to downtime; what's needed is a new mindset that focuses on preventing downtime.

Analysis: Behind Dell's Shopping Spree

This month, Dell pulled the trigger on two significant acquisitions. What's behind Dell's acquisition moves, and why does at least one of them seem like a no-brainer?

New Studies, Products Demonstrate Cloud's Strong Growth

Cloud computing isn't just "with us" -- it's here to stay, and IT spending on cloud services is expected to explode.

Building a Data Center without Walls: The Need for Intelligent Networking

A new intelligent cloud network between data center and cloud is needed for efficient workload mobility.

Q&A: An Inside Look at a State-of-the-Art Green Data Center

IT is looking to cut costs. One way is to outsource data center tasks. We take a closer look at a state-of-the-art site in Europe to learn what features are most important to IT and how investments in renewable resources are paying off.

Q&A: Private Cloud Helps Virtualized Data Center Cut Costs in Half

How a cloud solution solved performance and complexity issues and returned an impressive ROI.

IBM Power Systems Sales Grow Amid Unix Server Slump

The performance of IBM's Power Systems line was a bright spot in an otherwise turbulent server market, but the prospects for the Unix market as a whole look as bleak as ever.

Q&A: Data Center Remodel Up Close and Personal

A remodel of a data center created unique challenges. We examine the success factors of a project at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.