Infrastructure


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

Computing in the Clouds: Enterprise-Ready by 2015

According to Gartner, cloud computing still has some maturing to do

SHARE Survey Sheds Light on Virtual Trends

IT is moving toward total enterprise virtualization, a strategy that proposes to transform both the practice and the purpose of virtualization.

Multi-Core Enterprise Computing: A Ferrari Engine in a Go-Cart

Chip densities are doubling every 24 months, but a new report says few applications can take advantage of the change.

Q&A: Data Center Consolidation Best Practices

With mergers and acquisitions and the growing need to cut data center costs, data center consolidation is on the minds of many enterprises. We look at the steps IT can take to make for a successful consolidation project.

Q&A: Best Practices for a Greener Data Center

What technologies and best practices can make a data center greener?

Get Ready for Compliance 2.0

Many say that newer, tougher compliance is inevitable. What's at issue is just how demanding it will be.

CA Revamps, Extends NetMaster, SysView

Both NetMaster and SysView boast GUI and usability improvements. Along with a lower-cost software licensing option and you have pair of old tools reborn.

Q&A: SOA Challenges for SMBs

SOA often sneaks into an environment as part of a packaged solution within SMBs.

IT Reality Check: Bracing for Impact in 2009

Four reasons you should consider an investment in IT process automation

Q&A: IT Automation: Trends and Tips

Why is IT the last department to have automated tools?