During 2011, data centers became more virtualized in a migration to cloud-based architectures, which began to reveal previously-hidden problems with power. In 2012 this trend will continue and even accelerate, further elevating the importance of power for IT.
Can the gulf between development and operations be bridged?
Moving to the clouds doesn’t mean resources must be let go.
Windows on the Big Blue's hardware is almost here.
A new push by partners Cisco and Citrix might encourage IT organizations to take a serious look at desktop virtualization.
New workloads account for almost one-third of MIPS growth, and mainframers are as optimistic as ever about the future of Big Iron.
The use of proprietary mainframe servers continues to decline -- for everybody but IBM. System z, in fact, is doing just fine. The rest of the mainframe field? Not so much.
Remember all the talk about runaway data center electricity consumption? As it turns out, it might have been overblown -- perhaps even alarmist.
Are vADCs a wholesale replacements for pADCs? Can't these application delivery controllers co-exist?
The new zEnterprise really does comprise Big Blue's most mainstream mainframe release to date. At $75,000, it's certainly the cheapest.
With another strong quarterly showing for System z, IBM seems to have put its recent run of mainframe woes behind it. Or has it?
IT mainframe pros will have to wait until Q4 to get their first look at IBM's Windows-on-zBX offering. Will it be worth the wait?
To help data center managers understand how best to employ new energy metrics and tools, we examine five ways to optimize use of available space, cooling capacity, and power.
When it comes to high-end data warehousing, Microsoft isn't promising something it can't deliver: it's been shipping a special release of its SQL Server 2008 R2 database since November of last year.
If you’re moving to private clouds, keep these considerations in mind as you plan your migration.
Architecture changes and technologies are emerging that enable IT professionals to provide solid infrastructures, eliminate downtime, and deliver applications with consistently high availability.
Load balancing helps provide high access on report-card day.
High-density zones strike a balance between the power and cooling requirements of different kinds of data center assets. The rub, of course, is that they'll cost you.
After all, if your company doesn't know what data center components waste energy, how can you change it?
IBM still hasn't made good on the most intriguing aspect of its zBX vision -- an extension to the x64 world.