Hardware


Analysis: Big Iron, Big Cost? Big Blue Says No

IBM's new System z Solution Edition blitz may boost mainframe market share, but IT must weigh a lower total cost of ownership with upfront costs.

IBM Makes Its Pitch for RISC-Unix

IBM’s POWER7 product and services blitz aims to deliver investment protection for customers and keep System p revenue flowing prior to POWER7’s debut.

Analysis: Behind HP's Extreme Scale-Out Pitch

If there's some hyperbole in HP's ExSO pitch, there's some real substance, too -- it's all about mega-scale.

Q&A: Deploying a Mobile Device Manager

The variety of mobile devices is growing, as is pressure on IT to support their growing mobile workforce. We offer tips to make IT's job easier.

DataDirect Quantifies Cost, Value of zIIP-based SOA

DataDirect's new zIIP TCO calculator shows just how useful IBM's zIIP engine has been to mainframe ISVs.

Cost-Effective, High-Availability on Virtualized Servers for SMBs

Server virtualization is not just for large businesses anymore.

Chilling Outlook for High-End Servers

Sales of high-end servers have entered a period of protracted decline. It's unclear, however, what this will mean for mainframe market fortunes.



Five Virtualization Best Practices That Can Transform Enterprise IT

To help you meet the challenges of virtualization, we offer five best practices that will transform enterprise IT both operationally and strategically.

Big Iron in the Clouds, Revisited

The mainframe already embodies a viable proof-of-concept for cloud computing in the enterprise. Is it a cloud platform par excellence?

Analysis: Behind Oracle's Acquisition of Virtual Iron

Oracle's move shakes up the virtualization status quo

Three Top Tips for Successful Business Continuity Planning

Building a business continuity plan is an ongoing job, but mature technologies exist that meet the range of key requirements.

Virtualization: Where's the Business Value?

How did IT ever fall for the vendor's business value proposition for server virtualization?

Best Practices for Selecting and Managing Enterprise Application Appliances

Three features that should guide your choice of an application appliance.

Challenges and Opportunities Facing Today’s Data Center

The job of doing more with less can be divided into two distinct but related tasks: achieving IT efficiency and maximizing existing resources.

Q&A: Harnessing Computing Power for Data Analysis with MapReduce

MapReduce can help spread the computational chores between many computers. But what if the technology could be unleashed for all data, not just file-based data processing?

What Downturn? IT Shops Still Spending

Seventy percent of CIOs say they'll spend money on new or expanded IT initiatives this year, including information security, virtualization, and data center efficiency.

Study Highlights SOA "Herd" Mentality

Many shops are pursuing SOA strategies without first identifying the business benefits of doing so.

Seven Ways to Tackle Unexpected Server I/O Costs

Why the solution to I/O sprawl is I/O virtualization.

CA Mainframe Manager Gets Usability, Feature Boost

Mainframe management has come a long way, as the latest fruits of CA's Mainframe 2.0 initiative demonstrate

Virtualization: Spin or Wobble? (Part 1 of 3)

When you look closer, the spin around VMware benefits starts to wobble quickly when you do the math.