Infrastructure


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.

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.

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: 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.

Q&A: IT Automation: Trends and Tips

Why is IT the last department to have automated tools?

IT Reality Check: Bracing for Impact in 2009

Four reasons you should consider an investment in IT process automation

The Year in Review, The Trends Ahead

It was a pretty good year, for IT spending at least.

Enterprise Open Source Thrives

Adopters cite OSS' low-cost licensing, flexibility, and -- crucially -- freedom from a Microsoft lock-in as its most attractive features.

Cloud Computing, Big Iron-Style

Mainframe pros have joined with IBM to tout the virtues of Big Iron-based cloud computing.

Toward a More Manageable Mainframe

Big Iron ISVs maintain the mainframe is hot. In the current economic climate, they suggest, it could really sizzle.

Cloud Computing: Microsoft’s Azure Initiative Adds Risk to Business Model

Azure amounts to Microsoft's "most significant coordinated shift in strategy" since it got come-to-the-Internet religion in 1995.

Q&A: Moving to Proactive Network Management

Networks are vital to your organization. We offer suggestions for moving from reactive to proactive network management.

Can Going Green Slow Data Center Expansion?

Proponents say “going green” can help companies save money, but a secondary benefit may be just as important: delaying data center expansion.

z10 BC: A Thoroughly Modern Mainframe for the Rest of Us

The z10 BC isn't as big or brawny as its beefy sibling, but it has lots of power and is priced to move. Call it a mainframe system for the rest of us.

Q&A: Virtualization and Rigorous Testing

We examine how virtualization can benefit developers, the drawbacks of the technology when it comes to testing, and best practices developers can use to exploit the capabilities of virtualization.