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Apple-IBM Deal To Boost Enterprise Mobile Big Data Analytics

Companies emphasize bringing Big Data analytics to iPhone and iPad users.

Analysts Say Cisco Vulnerable To Growth of Software-Defined Networking

With a smaller piece of the market pie for everyone, consequences for Cisco are "particularly dire."

4 Ways To Improve Performance of Your Existing Storage Systems

Here is what you can do to boost both the performance and amount of storage available in your enterprise.

EMC Combines Benefits of Public and Private Clouds

Hybrid Cloud solution and Elastic Cloud Storage Appliance announced.

Storage Speeds and Feeds Continue To Improve

The market is now seeing the results of innovations in storage technology.

What Impacts Storage Array IOPS?

Here's what you need to know when it comes to input/output operations per second in physical storage.

Why Is RAID Dying a Slow Death?

While the technology is on the decline, here's why RAID is still sticking around as it slowly marches towards its ultimate demise.



IBM to Power Up SoftLayer Cloud Service

Details emerge on the Power architecture IBM plan to use to beef up the cloud service it acquired last year.

Watson Supercomputer Power Offered to Develop Enterprise Mobile Apps

To generate interest in its enterprise-class Watson supercomputer platform now being offered as a service, IBM is encouraging mobile app developers to harness its "cognitive computing" power in a developer challenge contest.

NetApp Announces Scale-Out Storage Systems

NetApp recently announced unified, scale-out storage systems designed to let enterprises manage and control data via one storage and data management platform.

Mainframes and IT: The Year in Review

This year saw more ups than downs, at least for mainframe boosters.

4 Data Center Predictions for 2013

What are the Next Big Things data center managers are watching?

Top 3 Trends in Server I/O: A Look Back, The Road Ahead

If there were so many server platform updates in 2012, why are I/Os still held back?

Accurately Predicting the Energy Consumption of Your Data Center

Three key metrics can help you manage your data center’s power use.

The Power to Control Power: An IT Priority Now and Next Year

During 2012, data centers became more virtualized in a migration to cloud-based architectures, and power consumption became a key consideration for IT departments. In 2013, these trends will accelerate, further elevating the importance of power for IT.

Choosing the Right Key Performance Indicators for Data Centers

Data center personnel desperately need a more granular view into the data center that encompasses all aspects of performance.

Will EC12 Be a Sales Behemoth?

Although the zEnterprise EC12 probably won't match the record-breaking performance of its predecessor, it should provide a big boost to Big Blue's bottom line.

IBM Goes Big on Big Data at IOD

Not surprisingly, big-data-a-la-Big-Blue has a distinctly dollars-and-cents flavor to it.

Best Practices for Creating an Effective Business Continuity Plan

Your business continuity plan must focus on three elements: people, infrastructure, and processes.

Survey Says: Business as Usual for Big Iron

Shops with large mainframe investments tend to double down on Big Iron; small shops, on the other hand, are trying to wean off of them. Call it a case of expansion versus austerity.