Load balancers play a vital role in any organization where productivity must remain high. Here are five reasons you need to put a load balancer to work in your environment.
If IT's too costly, that's because it's too labor-intensive. IBM positions PureSystems as a focused effort to cut -- if not slash -- these labor costs.
Most shops don't yet sanction bring-your-own-device, but it's likely they will in the long term.
Demand for mainframes dropped off late last year -- and was down in the first three months of 2012, too. Is it time for Big Iron boosters to start worrying? No -- it's all good.
Just because you can't name the last IBM i-specific security issue doesn't mean your IBM i platform is secure.
Given the success IBM has had with its RISC-Unix business, PowerLinux doesn't seem like a bad idea, but will its success come at the expense of AIX?
It's not enough to respond to downtime; what's needed is a new mindset that focuses on preventing downtime.
This month, Dell pulled the trigger on two significant acquisitions. What's behind Dell's acquisition moves, and why does at least one of them seem like a no-brainer?
Cloud computing isn't just "with us" -- it's here to stay, and IT spending on cloud services is expected to explode.
A new intelligent cloud network between data center and cloud is needed for efficient workload mobility.
IT is looking to cut costs. One way is to outsource data center tasks. We take a closer look at a state-of-the-art site in Europe to learn what features are most important to IT and how investments in renewable resources are paying off.
How a cloud solution solved performance and complexity issues and returned an impressive ROI.
A remodel of a data center created unique challenges. We examine the success factors of a project at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
The performance of IBM's Power Systems line was a bright spot in an otherwise turbulent server market, but the prospects for the Unix market as a whole look as bleak as ever.
When it comes to IT infrastructure, having a lot of muscle is good, but making intelligent use of all that muscle is even better. When it comes to internal clouds, a brain is key.
One way to do more with less is to outsource tasks, including some components of your data center. What help and benefits can you expect from third-party providers, and what work should remain on premises?
New servers deliver real-time power data, but it’s difficult to uncover.
As more applications and data make their way to the cloud or are impacted by virtualization, data centers must adapt. The hybrid data center environment brings together the best of all worlds: cloud, virtualization, hardware, and co-lo.
During 2011, data centers became more virtualized in a migration to cloud-based architectures, which began to reveal previously-hidden problems with power. In 2012 this trend will continue and even accelerate, further elevating the importance of power for IT.
From Windows on the mainframe (almost) to Big Iron and tablet growth, plus leadership changes at major tech companies and the passing of a trio of tech titans, it was an interesting year for IT professionals.