Data Center

IBM Announces zEnterprise System

New zEnterprise mainframe and systems architecture lets mainframe, Power, and x86 systems share resources, be managed as single, virtualized system

Task Force Recommends Metric for Measuring Data Center Efficiency

Inconsistent metrics have led to inconsistent results

Why IT's Future Must Include M&A Planning

Planning for a merger or acquisition can be tricky, but it's a bullet that most CIOs will have to bite.

Capacity Planning in a Virtual Environment: A New Approach for an Old Problem

More proactive capacity planning can get IT closer to a fully virtualized data center.

Cloud Computing Set to Soar, IDC Predicts

Is it possible that cloud computing might actually be an underhyped technology?

Data Centers Poised for Rapid Expansion, Environment Issues

If you think your data center power and cooling issues are bad now, just wait.

Q&A: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

We examine the connection between business continuity and disaster recovery, explore what business impact analysis is and who's involved, and the tools available for this analysis.

Q&A: Working with Multiple Job Schedulers

Dealing with multiple job schedulers can be a challenge. We explore the problems, how IT goes about solving them (and how to avoid the typical mistakes), and the solutions available.

Scale-out Infrastructures without Scale-Shattering Costs

Enterprise IT organizations are no longer forced to choose expensive, proprietary storage solutions to run their most important applications.

Can HP's Converged Infrastructure Be All Things to All Enterprises?

With its new Converged Infrastructure pitch, HP wants to be all things to all enterprises. How is it different from Adaptive Enterprise, HP's previous program?

Microsoft Throws in the Towel on IA-64

Microsoft's decision to drop support for Intel's Itanium chip was anticlimactic. Nevertheless, it's the kind of non-event Itanium fans couldn't have envisioned a decade ago.

Privileged Access in the Virtualized Data Center: How to Reduce Security Risks and Ensure Business Resiliency

No single solution can prevent all security risks in a virtualized data center, but automation can help.

Q&A: Infrastructure-as-a-Service

What is infrastructure-as-a-service and how can you maximize its benefits?

IT Bets Big on Blade Servers

IT chiefs are increasingly deploying blades in strategic roles. In addition, blades -- more than any other server kit -- have emerged as hotbeds of virtualization.

The Return of Appliance-Based Computing

Cost containment efforts have forced many enterprises to look at the true cost of their system. Ironically, oftentimes the preferred alternative is one first touted almost two decades ago.

Q&A: What You Need to Know About Green IT

What's hype and what's fact, how you can judge green savings, and how industries and government are getting involved in green IT.

Commodity Iron on Top

Though mainframe sales may be down, commodity server sales are strong.

The Employee Factor of Continuity Planning: Four Reasons It Matters to IT Executives

Four reasons IT executives charged with business continuity planning, risk management, and disaster recovery must consider their employees and operations heavily in their plans.

POWER7 Makes a Splash

The recent POWER7 launch hints at what Big Iron aficionados can expect from System z11, particularly about performance and energy efficiency.

With Sun Deal Behind It, Oracle Goes Retro

Oracle's post-Sun announcements harkened back to the heyday of single-stack computing: the IBM Corp. of the 1960s.