Data Center


Challenges and Opportunities Facing Today’s Data Center

The job of doing more with less can be divided into two distinct but related tasks: achieving IT efficiency and maximizing existing resources.

Analysis: Behind Oracle's Acquisition of Virtual Iron

Oracle's move shakes up the virtualization status quo

Virtualization: Where's the Business Value?

How did IT ever fall for the vendor's business value proposition for server virtualization?

Three Top Tips for Successful Business Continuity Planning

Building a business continuity plan is an ongoing job, but mature technologies exist that meet the range of key requirements.

Q&A: Harnessing Computing Power for Data Analysis with MapReduce

MapReduce can help spread the computational chores between many computers. But what if the technology could be unleashed for all data, not just file-based data processing?

Best Practices for Selecting and Managing Enterprise Application Appliances

Three features that should guide your choice of an application appliance.

Seven Ways to Tackle Unexpected Server I/O Costs

Why the solution to I/O sprawl is I/O virtualization.



What Downturn? IT Shops Still Spending

Seventy percent of CIOs say they'll spend money on new or expanded IT initiatives this year, including information security, virtualization, and data center efficiency.

Study Highlights SOA "Herd" Mentality

Many shops are pursuing SOA strategies without first identifying the business benefits of doing so.

Q&A: Maximizing System Uptime

How to avoid the top mistakes when managing uptime performance, and how you can maximize system availability.

CA Mainframe Manager Gets Usability, Feature Boost

Mainframe management has come a long way, as the latest fruits of CA's Mainframe 2.0 initiative demonstrate

Virtualization: Spin or Wobble? (Part 1 of 3)

When you look closer, the spin around VMware benefits starts to wobble quickly when you do the math.

Outsourcing: Smaller, Selective Deals This Year

Although outsourcing revenues increased by nearly 50 percent last year, experts predict slowing demand for outsourcing services in the first half of this year.

Q&A: The Drive to Unified Information Access

Imagine querying all enterprise information with the precision of SQL and the fuzziness of search. That’s the promise of unified information access.

Sun Unveils New Xeon-based “Open Network” Servers

Sun says its Nehalem product line is “significantly differentiated” from other Xeon 550-based systems in a very crowded market.

Unix Proves It’s Still Full of Life

Unix, the quintessential enterprise workhorse, still has a lot going for it.

A Five Billion Dollar Data Center Bailout Strategy

It's time to challenge your concept of how LAN and SAN connectivity should be instrumented, and save money in the process.

Cutting Data Center Power Costs with Predictive Models

To be sure your green efforts are cutting power costs, IT must use the right metrics.

Imagining Disaster Recovery

A little imagination can be a great thing when it comes to planning for a disaster. The disasters we might encounter as IT managers are no different.