Virtualization


Q&A: Best Practices for a Greener Data Center

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

A Trio of Technologies for Tackling Expansions in the Data Center

When used together, server virtualization with N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV), blade servers, and Fibre Channel SANs provide a mature, robust infrastructure for data centers.

The Year in Review, The Trends Ahead

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

Getting Real About Server Virtualization

Some manufacturers are buying so much of the advertising in magazines that articles critical of certain products never see the light of day.

Q&A: Managing a Heterogeneous Environment of Virtualized and Physical Desktops

What's behind the move to mixing physical and virtualized desktops in an enterprise?

Q&A: Dynamic Capacity Planning in a Virtual World

We explore the challenges of capacity planning and how IT can best balance performance and risk in virtualized environments.

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.



Windows Server 2008 R2 Previewed at PDC

No specific ship date announced

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.

Data Center Under the Gun: Welcome to the Party

Data center managers have their hands full, from compliance costs (including the threat of fines and imprisonment for Sarbanes-Oxley violations) to front-office interference.

Virtualization Market Strong but Slowing, Report Says

IDC study depicts a slowing worldwide market for virtualized servers; Microsoft and interoperability may be the hot topics for 2009

Virtualization for High-End Computing Environments

Why aggregation is ideal for high-performance computing

Get Ready to Web 2.0-ify Your Mainframe

You don't typically think of Big Iron as a locus of Web 2.0 activity -- but IBM is trying to recast it as such

Podcast: Cross-Platform Virtualization

There’s more to virtualization that creating multiple servers on a single server.

BMC Announces "Significant" Overhaul of Job Scheduler

In the new version of CONTROL-M, BMC is trumpeting a job rollback and auditing feature, along with virtualization-friendly amenities

Server Sales Immune to Economic Sluggishness

Sales of its System z mainframes helped propel IBM to the top of the server market. Unix server sales were also up.

Virtual Systems of Tomorrow Could Take Cues from Today's Mainframes

The Big, Fast virtual systems of tomorrow might look a lot like today's Biggest, Fastest, and most eminently Virtual system: IBM's System z mainframe.

SHARE Conference to Delve Deeper into SOA, Virtualization

With focuses on SOA, virtualization, next-generation data centers, and cloud computing, Summer SHARE will likely have plenty to interest attendees.

Green IT Goals, Actions Far Apart

Almost all IT shops say that boosting energy efficiency is a clear priority, but comparatively few are actually spending money to do it