During 2012, data centers became more virtualized in a migration to cloud-based architectures, and power consumption became a key consideration for IT departments. In 2013, these trends will accelerate, further elevating the importance of power for IT.
Data center personnel desperately need a more granular view into the data center that encompasses all aspects of performance.
Although the zEnterprise EC12 probably won't match the record-breaking performance of its predecessor, it should provide a big boost to Big Blue's bottom line.
Not surprisingly, big-data-a-la-Big-Blue has a distinctly dollars-and-cents flavor to it.
Your business continuity plan must focus on three elements: people, infrastructure, and processes.
Shops with large mainframe investments tend to double down on Big Iron; small shops, on the other hand, are trying to wean off of them. Call it a case of expansion versus austerity.
From Live Migration to server core switching, we examine the key virtualization features of Windows Server 2012.
Faced with rising energy costs, IT is looking for greener alternatives. Could Iceland play a leading role?
"Turn off computers at night" is a simplistic solution to saving energy. For a more efficient approach to lowering your energy costs, consider the benefits of load-adaptive computing technology.
Big Blue has announced its biggest and brawniest Big Iron system to date. Thanks to a new analytics-based health assessment capability, it might be the smartest-ever mainframe, too.
Exploiting the lower costs of energy during the night can help your data center cut its energy costs.
Strong demand for its ClearPath mainframe platform helped boost Unisys' profits in Q2.
Even though Big Blue’s revenues shrank, its earnings increased last quarter.
Benefits, challenges, and best practices for incorporating a modular data center into your environment.
Co-location facilities, mirrored data, hot-standby servers -- data center managers are doing all they can to avoid the debilitating effects of power outages. Or are they?
Hardware migrations can be tricky. We discuss the keys to Kansas City Southern Railway's migration from mainframe to Linux.
With the proper process controls, you can now allow access for any class of device and "future proof" yourself from what comes next.
Data centers growth has IT looking for alternatives. Is moving our processing and storage chores to the cloud a solution, or does it just shift the problem somewhere else?
For most organizations, choosing between Big Blue's two hybrid computing visions is simple, but what about shops that need both? That's where it gets tricky.