Infrastructure


Debunking 6 Myths about SSL VPN Security

Think VPN makes for secure data access and transfer? Think again.

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.

5 Best Practices for Connecting Legacy Apps to the Cloud

How to avoid the most common and costly mistakes businesses make when integrating legacy systems with cloud apps.

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.

Q&A: Viewing APM from the End User's Perspective

Application performance must be evaluated by looking at what your end users experience, not just what dashboards tell you is going on.

Q&A: Application Performance and the Browser Factor

With all the emphasis on cloud computing, applications must overcome browser-related performance issues.



Physical or Virtual ADC: An Either/Or Choice?

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

Q&A: SOAP and REST 101

What are SOAP and REST? What do these Web services have in common and where is each best used? We take a closer look.

Mainframe 2.0 at 2.5

Two and a half years on, CA says it has substantially delivered on its Mainframe 2.0 vision.

Why Hardware-based WANs Are Obsolete

Hardware solutions are costly and time-consuming. Is it time you moved to a software solution?

5 Tips for Choosing a Managed Service Provider for Your Multivendor Environment

Managed services help enterprises enjoy the benefits of best-of-breed equipment when deploying converged communications.

Mitigating the Limits of Your Data Center

To help data center managers understand how best to employ new energy metrics and tools, we examine five ways to optimize use of available space, cooling capacity, and power.

Does SQL Server PDW Have What It Takes for Very Large Data Warehouses?

When it comes to high-end data warehousing, Microsoft isn't promising something it can't deliver: it's been shipping a special release of its SQL Server 2008 R2 database since November of last year.

How Total Architects Enable Project Success (Part 1 of 4)

Introducing the "Total Architect" and the benefits this position can bring to your enterprise.

Using Distributed Computing to Reduce Downtime, Accelerate IT Recovery

Architecture changes and technologies are emerging that enable IT professionals to provide solid infrastructures, eliminate downtime, and deliver applications with consistently high availability.

Making Your Data Center Energy Efficient, One PUE at a Time

After all, if your company doesn't know what data center components waste energy, how can you change it?

Remotely Manage Hardware with Embedded Technology

Organizations must be cautious to ensure they can manage their embedded devices as their population grows.

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.

What Every DBA Should Know about Managing Databases in a Consolidated, Virtualized IT Infrastructure

A look at the key challenges DBAs may face with virtualization, plus best practices to address them.