Infrastructure


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.

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?

Q&A: A New Approach to Tape Discovery

The benefits and best practices of using tape discovery.

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."

IBM's zIIP a Boon to Big Iron Data Management

Big Iron data warehousing might be a pipe dream, but on balance IBM's zIIP engine has provided a bonus for data management in mainframe environments.

Data Center's Greener Future Still Far Off

Gartner notes that existing energy monitoring and measurement tools are still too immature to be of use to data center retrofitters.

The Evolution of Network Monitoring Access

Why service providers must take steps to implement a monitoring strategy that continues monitoring legacy network technologies and establishes the path for converged network monitoring.

Modernizing Your Messaging Infrastructure

How to get more from your e-mail system.

Disaster Recovery for Pennies on the Dollar

Symform positions itself as the most clever and affordable take on online disaster recovery to date.

The Rise of Complex Event Processing

Message queuing stalwarts such as IBM and TIBCO bring decades of messaging processing expertise to the table, but some would-be players, including Informatica, come to CEP from what seems like a tangential trajectory.

Q&A: Unified Computing

Improving IT efficiency is a prime driver in these times of tight budgets. Unified Computing can help. We explore what the technology is, what benefits it offers, and where it’s headed.

Q&A: Best Practices for Outsourcing IT Management

We look at the biggest mistakes IT makes (and how to avoid them) when outsourcing critical network and data center infrastructure monitoring and management.