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.
Can the gulf between development and operations be bridged?
Moving to the clouds doesn’t mean resources must be let go.
When you're shopping for backup appliances, keep these four scalability parameters in mind.
Windows on the Big Blue's hardware is almost here.
With its recent acquisition of Platform Computing, IBM is betting on emerging demand for high-performance computing solutions.
A new push by partners Cisco and Citrix might encourage IT organizations to take a serious look at desktop virtualization.
New workloads account for almost one-third of MIPS growth, and mainframers are as optimistic as ever about the future of Big Iron.
How serious is EMC about competing in the mainframe tape space? Take a look at the latest release of its Disk Library for mainframe to see how the company is upping the ante.
The use of proprietary mainframe servers continues to decline -- for everybody but IBM. System z, in fact, is doing just fine. The rest of the mainframe field? Not so much.
Remember all the talk about runaway data center electricity consumption? As it turns out, it might have been overblown -- perhaps even alarmist.
Are vADCs a wholesale replacements for pADCs? Can't these application delivery controllers co-exist?
The new zEnterprise really does comprise Big Blue's most mainstream mainframe release to date. At $75,000, it's certainly the cheapest.
With another strong quarterly showing for System z, IBM seems to have put its recent run of mainframe woes behind it. Or has it?
The other shoe finally dropped in the case of the SecurID data breach at RSA. Could the fallout have been avoided?
IT mainframe pros will have to wait until Q4 to get their first look at IBM's Windows-on-zBX offering. Will it be worth the wait?
IT pros believe Oracle's move has less to do with cost savings and more to do with a strategy to negatively impact the hardware sales of partner/rival HP.
To help data center managers understand how best to employ new energy metrics and tools, we examine five ways to optimize use of available space, cooling capacity, and power.