Data Center

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.

Best Practices for Mission-Critical Hardware Support

A two-part approach can help IT comply with SLAs to satisfy end users.

Watching Big Iron: A Rosier Outlook for 2010

Mainframe and high-end server fortunes took a beating in 2009. An industry veteran says 2010 is shaping up to be an improvement.

Saying Goodbye to a Turbulent 2009

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.

5 Steps to a More Secure Data Center

In the age of virtualization and cloud computing, administrators need a holistic approach.

Data Center Consolidation: Security Considerations and Best Practices

IT must balance the need for reducing costs while keeping data secure, meeting compliance requirements, and improving services to business users.

The Green and Virtual Data Center

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.

Building a Disaster Recovery Plan for Your SaaS Vendors

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.

IDC Notes Shift from Tactical to Strategic Green IT Planning

A new survey finds that IT organizations are thinking strategically about the implications of "going green."

Virtualization’s Impact Beyond Operations

The virtualization environment requires new control policies, processes, and standards, and as these come into place they will require new audit process and procedures.

IBM's zIIP a Boon to Big Iron Data Management

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.

Data Center's Greener Future Still Far Off

Gartner notes that existing energy monitoring and measurement tools are still too immature to be of use to data center retrofitters.

Reliable and Resilient Data Centers Using Off-the-Shelf Components

Looking for methodologies that enable you to cost effectively benefit from new technologies? Consider leveraging off-the-shelf technology.

IBM Makes Its Pitch for RISC-Unix

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.

Q&A: Deploying a Mobile Device Manager

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.

Chilling Outlook for High-End Servers

Sales of high-end servers have entered a period of protracted decline. It's unclear, however, what this will mean for mainframe market fortunes.

Five Virtualization Best Practices That Can Transform Enterprise IT

To help you meet the challenges of virtualization, we offer five best practices that will transform enterprise IT both operationally and strategically.

Big Iron in the Clouds, Revisited

The mainframe already embodies a viable proof-of-concept for cloud computing in the enterprise. Is it a cloud platform par excellence?