Infrastructure


Automation's the Name of the Game

Automation makes all the difference in a data center, which is why BMC, CA, HP, and IBM are spending heavily to get in on the action.

Analysis: Why Big Blue's Power Systems Consolidation Matters

One expert explains why last month's Power systems consolidation is so important.

The Regulatory Path to Green IT

Are incentives -- or outright regulation -- needed to spur companies to meaningfully curb their energy consumption?

A Power is Born: System i, System p Converge

If Big Blue's new Power Express systems are harbingers of 'the future, users can expect ever-greater density and performance

Careers: IT Budgets Hold Steady

CIOs are tightening their belts, but not desperately slashing costs.

Virtualizing Disaster Recovery

Virtualization can be a boon to business continuity and disaster recovery planning -- provided you understand the risks

Outsourcers Push for Greater Flexibility

Outsourcers are increasingly trying to achieve greater contract flexibility and minimize overall risk. Here are the risks you should know about.



Five Steps to Successful IT Process Automation

Follow these five simple steps to make sure you’re ready to implement IT process automation

z10: Data Center in a Box?

For many large mainframe customers, the idea of a mainframe-centric -- or mainframe-exclusive -- "enterprise data center" makes a lot of sense

Analysis: System z10 Drastically Alters the Mainframe Market

Like the z9 EC and z9 BC systems that preceded it, IBM's System z10 drastically alters the rules of the mainframe game.

IT Outsourcing Faces Paradigm Shift

Increasingly, organizations are turning to IT outsourcing to enhance business outcomes instead of simply to control or reduce costs.

Mainframe's Rebirth, z10 Buzz Highlight SHARE Conference

This winter's SHARE conference was a user confab to remember, attracting young and old IT pros alike.

The Virtualization of I/O (Part 2 of 2)

In the second part of our discussion, we take a closer look at two I/O solutions: InfiniBand and 10 GbE.

Mainframe Pros Sound Off about System z10

This year's Winter SHARE conference -- held last week in Orlando -- gave attendees a unique opportunity to take System z10 for a test drive.

Microsoft Touts Windows Server 2008

Microsoft releases its next-generation Windows platform, highlighted by Windows Server 2008.

The Virtualization of I/O (Part 1 of 2)

As companies virtualize physical servers and provision processor and memory resources to specific virtual machines (VMs), delivering I/O to these VMs presents the next set of challenges. We examine these and look at two I/O solutions: InfiniBand and 10 GbE.

The Resurgence of Data Integration

Data integration vendors cite growing interest among new and existing customers in mainframe data connectivity solutions.

Disaster Recovery Planning Lags

How long is the DR-related outage you budget for? A few days -- a week -- or longer?

Big Blue's Cognos Acquisition Comes More Clearly Into Focus

IBM is aiming its Information-on-Demand pitch to both IT professionals and business decision-makers

Visual Studio 2008: Collaboration is Key

With Visual Studio 2008, Microsoft's developer-friendly focus continues apace -- with some new wrinkles