Hardware


Big-Iron Brouhaha: System z Sales Soar

System z is back! Sales surged by almost 70 percent during z Enterprise's first quarter of availability, while MIPS capacity increased by almost 60 percent.

Web Data Centers: Big QoS and TCO Opportunities Require Innovation

Realizing the potential benefits for large-scale service deployments presents difficult challenges. We discuss these opportunities and challenges and recommend solutions.

Data Center Efficiency: No Leader in x64 Server Market

IT shops don't perceive any single vendor as being more efficient than its competitors.

Networking Processor Requirements in Cloud Computing Environments

Service provisioning using cloud computing poses challenges for the data center. What’s needed is a multi-core, heterogeneous architecture.

HP Steps Up Cloud Lineup

Hewlett-Packard Co. launches portfolio of private cloud services, hardware and software and announces plans to jump into public cloud hosting.

Top 10 Questions Data Center Operators Must Answer in 2011

With the rising costs of energy and increasing pressure on organizations to be more "green," implementing a DCIM and/or DPO solution is inevitable.

Making Sense of Contract Management

Contract lifecycle management solutions can provide greater insight and control over contractual obligations; helping companies to manage risks and increase profits.



Big Iron in a Class by Itself

What’s the most reliable server operating platform of them all? If you answered z/OS, you’re right. The rest of the tally might surprise you, however.

Mainframe 2.0 Turns Two

Two years on, CA's Mainframe 2.0 is bearing fruit, with provocative new product offerings and a host of new mainframe-oriented services.

Network Lessons from 2010 Drive Predictions for 2011

It was a busy year for IT professionals in 2010. What did network administrators learn this year, and how will these lessons affect the top enterprise trends in 2011?

The Enterprise Year That Was

From powerful mainframes to small smartphones, it was a year filled with change and challenges, contradiction and contrast for enterprise IT.

Storage 2010: What’s Past is Prologue

The 2010 history books will show that many of the developments in storage have been driven by economics rather than pure innovation. Our storage analyst, Jon Toigo, takes a look back at the significant storage news of 2010.

Mainframe Migrations: Are MIPS the Right Measure?

When does migrating off the mainframe make sense, and should MIPS be the measurement standard we use?

Q&A: The Next-Generation Data Center

What will the next-generation data center look like, what role will virtualization play, and what key issues must you deal with now to meet tomorrow’s challenges?

Q&A: How to Choose a SaaS Provider

The benefits and drawbacks of software-as-a-service, plus tips for choosing a SaaS provider.

Survey Reaffirms Mainframe's Staying Power

IT shops are holding steady on the mainframe. A new survey from BMC also examines how IT shops are employing systems and how workloads are growing.

Q&A: Application Performance Management

Why managing application performance is so challenging, and how to make it pay off in the enterprise.

Application Monitoring in the Clouds

Business-driven processes for measuring and guaranteeing service levels in the cloud will help CIOs successfully transition to this new infrastructure.

Unisys' Updates to Libra, Dorado Lines Keep Mainframes Vibrant

Specialty engines and a new virtualization facility are keeping Unisys mainframes in the spotlight and customers interested.

From Caching to Space-based Architecture: The Evolution of Memory

Caching was only the first step to improving transaction processing.