Infrastructure


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.

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.

Analysis: Behind Oracle's Acquisition of Virtual Iron

Oracle's move shakes up the virtualization status quo

Virtualization: Where's the Business Value?

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

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.



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.

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

Outsourcing: Smaller, Selective Deals This Year

Although outsourcing revenues increased by nearly 50 percent last year, experts predict slowing demand for outsourcing services in the first half of this year.

A Five Billion Dollar Data Center Bailout Strategy

It's time to challenge your concept of how LAN and SAN connectivity should be instrumented, and save money in the process.

Intel Pitches Value, Not Performance, in Xeon Launch

By trumpeting new energy and power-management features, Intel and its partners hope to make a business case for Xeon 5550.

Cutting Data Center Power Costs with Predictive Models

To be sure your green efforts are cutting power costs, IT must use the right metrics.

Service Delivery: You Can't Manage What You Can't See

Best practices for using network and application baselines to help predict service delivery degradations

Everything's Coming up Virtual

In a tough economic climate, IT organizations will look to virtualization to reduce TCO, slash their energy costs, and keep up with competitors

Mainframes: The Gold Standard of Enterprise Computing Platforms

Mainframes offer scalability, availability, security, and compliance, and are energy efficient to boot. No wonder their popularity is growing.

Q&A: Going Green Case Study

Green savings can be substantial. The trick, as one firm found, is to have all employees on board.

IT Pros Absorbing Economic Shock

As interviews with IT pros make clear, IT organizations are responding to the economic crisis in very different ways

Q&A: Maximizing Network Performance

Network management is more than just knowing if devices are operating properly.

Gartner Estimates Energy Savings from PC Power Management

The next front in the struggle to make IT “greener” will unfold at your fingertips -- on the ubiquitous end-user desktop