The recent POWER7 launch hints at what Big Iron aficionados can expect from System z11, particularly about performance and energy efficiency.
Oracle's post-Sun announcements harkened back to the heyday of single-stack computing: the IBM Corp. of the 1960s.
A two-part approach can help IT comply with SLAs to satisfy end users.
Mainframe and high-end server fortunes took a beating in 2009. An industry veteran says 2010 is shaping up to be an improvement.
From the Sun/Oracle acquisition to radical changes in the server market, it's been a topsy-turvy year in IT. We take a look at the highlights.
In the age of virtualization and cloud computing, administrators need a holistic approach.
IT must balance the need for reducing costs while keeping data secure, meeting compliance requirements, and improving services to business users.
Green IT is no fad. Paying attention to how resources are used to deliver information services in an energy-efficient, environmentally, and economically-friendly manner to boost efficiency and productivity is here to stay.
Here are four steps you need to take to ensure your data is safe and recoverable when you use a software-as-a-service provider.
A new survey finds that IT organizations are thinking strategically about the implications of "going green."
Big Iron data warehousing might be a pipe dream, but on balance IBM's zIIP engine has provided a bonus for data management in mainframe environments.
The virtualization environment requires new control policies, processes, and standards, and as these come into place they will require new audit process and procedures.
Gartner notes that existing energy monitoring and measurement tools are still too immature to be of use to data center retrofitters.
Looking for methodologies that enable you to cost effectively benefit from new technologies? Consider leveraging off-the-shelf technology.
IBM’s POWER7 product and services blitz aims to deliver investment protection for customers and keep System p revenue flowing prior to POWER7’s debut.
The variety of mobile devices is growing, as is pressure on IT to support their growing mobile workforce. We offer tips to make IT's job easier.
Sales of high-end servers have entered a period of protracted decline. It's unclear, however, what this will mean for mainframe market fortunes.
To help you meet the challenges of virtualization, we offer five best practices that will transform enterprise IT both operationally and strategically.
The mainframe already embodies a viable proof-of-concept for cloud computing in the enterprise. Is it a cloud platform par excellence?
Building a business continuity plan is an ongoing job, but mature technologies exist that meet the range of key requirements.