Hardware


Internal Clouds: All Muscle and No Brain?

When it comes to IT infrastructure, having a lot of muscle is good, but making intelligent use of all that muscle is even better. When it comes to internal clouds, a brain is key.

Q&A: Using Third-party Data Centers

One way to do more with less is to outsource tasks, including some components of your data center. What help and benefits can you expect from third-party providers, and what work should remain on premises?

Q&A: Delivering Real-Time Power Data

New servers deliver real-time power data, but it’s difficult to uncover.

The Hybrid Data Center: The Best of Virtual and Physical Computing Worlds

As more applications and data make their way to the cloud or are impacted by virtualization, data centers must adapt. The hybrid data center environment brings together the best of all worlds: cloud, virtualization, hardware, and co-lo.

Data Center Priority for 2012: Power

During 2011, data centers became more virtualized in a migration to cloud-based architectures, which began to reveal previously-hidden problems with power. In 2012 this trend will continue and even accelerate, further elevating the importance of power for IT.

The Enterprise IT Year That Was

From Windows on the mainframe (almost) to Big Iron and tablet growth, plus leadership changes at major tech companies and the passing of a trio of tech titans, it was an interesting year for IT professionals.

Q&A: Can Developers and Admins Co-exist and Improve the Enterprise?

Can the gulf between development and operations be bridged?



The Elephant in the Clouds

Moving to the clouds doesn’t mean resources must be let go.

Over- or Under-size Your Backup Appliance on Purpose

When you're shopping for backup appliances, keep these four scalability parameters in mind.

Windows on Mainframes Due December 16

Windows on the Big Blue's hardware is almost here.

IBM Platform Decisions HPC

With its recent acquisition of Platform Computing, IBM is betting on emerging demand for high-performance computing solutions.

Cisco and Citrix Join Forces for Desktop Virtualization

A new push by partners Cisco and Citrix might encourage IT organizations to take a serious look at desktop virtualization.

Survey Says: Mainframe Revival Has Legs

New workloads account for almost one-third of MIPS growth, and mainframers are as optimistic as ever about the future of Big Iron.

EMC Supercharges Mainframe Tape

How serious is EMC about competing in the mainframe tape space? Take a look at the latest release of its Disk Library for mainframe to see how the company is upping the ante.

Proprietary Mainframe Servers in Decline -- Except for IBM

The use of proprietary mainframe servers continues to decline -- for everybody but IBM. System z, in fact, is doing just fine. The rest of the mainframe field? Not so much.

Data Center Power Use Projections Miss the Mark

Remember all the talk about runaway data center electricity consumption? As it turns out, it might have been overblown -- perhaps even alarmist.

Physical or Virtual ADC: An Either/Or Choice?

Are vADCs a wholesale replacements for pADCs? Can't these application delivery controllers co-exist?

IBM's New z114: A Most Affordable Big Iron Solution

The new zEnterprise really does comprise Big Blue's most mainstream mainframe release to date. At $75,000, it's certainly the cheapest.

Analysis: Do zEnterprise Results Signal a Slowdown for the Mainframe Market?

With another strong quarterly showing for System z, IBM seems to have put its recent run of mainframe woes behind it. Or has it?

Analysis: RSA SecurID Token Vulnerabilities Back in the Spotlight

The other shoe finally dropped in the case of the SecurID data breach at RSA. Could the fallout have been avoided?