Infrastructure


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.

Q&A: How to Choose a SaaS Provider

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

Treat Energy as a Key IT Asset

Treat energy with the same care and attention that your other data center assets receive.

Q&A: A New Approach to Tape Discovery

The benefits and best practices of using tape discovery.

Analysis: Intel's McAfee Acquisition

What was Intel thinking? Was a vision of a hyper-connected future -- powered by hyper-secure embedded microprocessors -- a big factor?

Securing Multi-Tenancy and Cloud Computing

How to ensure security is part of the cloud adoption strategy.

Why IT's Future Must Include M&A Planning

Planning for a merger or acquisition can be tricky, but it's a bullet that most CIOs will have to bite.

Office 2010 Will Have SharePoint Hooks, Analyst Says

Microsoft plans to make a splash by announcing new 2010 products on Wednesday, but IT organizations should check the fine print.

Scale-out Infrastructures without Scale-Shattering Costs

Enterprise IT organizations are no longer forced to choose expensive, proprietary storage solutions to run their most important applications.

Q&A: Infrastructure-as-a-Service

What is infrastructure-as-a-service and how can you maximize its benefits?

Rating the Up-and-Coming Offshore Outsourcing Hotspots

Offshore/outsourcing firms in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand might lack the resources of Indian heavyweights such as Tata or WiPro, but they aren't sitting still.

Building a Scalable Ad Network: Lessons Learned

When faced with the building an ad network, traditional systems couldn’t satisfy the requirements. The secret: distributed systems.

IDC Notes Shift from Tactical to Strategic Green IT Planning

A new survey finds that IT organizations are thinking strategically about the implications of "going green."