Applications and environments are more complex than ever. DevOps may be the approach IT needs.
zEnterprise services 125 different capacity settings, but small mainframe shops may be best served by IBM's existing z10 BC system
zEnterprise debuts at a critical time for IBM, which is the subject of unwelcome attention from would-be mainframe market regulators.
New zEnterprise mainframe and systems architecture lets mainframe, Power, and x86 systems share resources, be managed as single, virtualized system
Inconsistent metrics have led to inconsistent results
Planning for a merger or acquisition can be tricky, but it's a bullet that most CIOs will have to bite.
More proactive capacity planning can get IT closer to a fully virtualized data center.
Is it possible that cloud computing might actually be an underhyped technology?
If you think your data center power and cooling issues are bad now, just wait.
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.
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.
Enterprise IT organizations are no longer forced to choose expensive, proprietary storage solutions to run their most important applications.
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'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.
No single solution can prevent all security risks in a virtualized data center, but automation can help.
What is infrastructure-as-a-service and how can you maximize its benefits?
IT chiefs are increasingly deploying blades in strategic roles. In addition, blades -- more than any other server kit -- have emerged as hotbeds of virtualization.
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.
What's hype and what's fact, how you can judge green savings, and how industries and government are getting involved in green IT.
Though mainframe sales may be down, commodity server sales are strong.