Hardware


Scale-out Infrastructures without Scale-Shattering Costs

Enterprise IT organizations are no longer forced to choose expensive, proprietary storage solutions to run their most important applications.

Can HP's Converged Infrastructure Be All Things to All Enterprises?

With its new Converged Infrastructure pitch, HP wants to be all things to all enterprises. How is it different from Adaptive Enterprise, HP's previous program?

Microsoft Throws in the Towel on IA-64

Microsoft's decision to drop support for Intel's Itanium chip was anticlimactic. Nevertheless, it's the kind of non-event Itanium fans couldn't have envisioned a decade ago.

Privileged Access in the Virtualized Data Center: How to Reduce Security Risks and Ensure Business Resiliency

No single solution can prevent all security risks in a virtualized data center, but automation can help.

Q&A: Infrastructure-as-a-Service

What is infrastructure-as-a-service and how can you maximize its benefits?

IT Bets Big on Blade Servers

IT chiefs are increasingly deploying blades in strategic roles. In addition, blades -- more than any other server kit -- have emerged as hotbeds of virtualization.

The Return of Appliance-Based Computing

Cost containment efforts have forced many enterprises to look at the true cost of their system. Ironically, oftentimes the preferred alternative is one first touted almost two decades ago.



Q&A: What You Need to Know About Green IT

What's hype and what's fact, how you can judge green savings, and how industries and government are getting involved in green IT.

Q&A: Server Virtualization for Aggregation

Server virtualization is not new to IT, but what if you could use the technology to combine several servers into one virtual server?

Intel's Nehalem-EX to Inaugurate a New Era in x86 Scalability

With new processor, x86 systems are poised to make a serious run at RISC-Unix

Big Blue Makes Its Bid for Next-Gen Nehalem Bragging Rights

IBM beat competitors HP and Dell out of the gate, trumpeting a trio of new Nehalem-EX systems running on the fifth generation of its eXA architecture.

Commodity Iron on Top

Though mainframe sales may be down, commodity server sales are strong.

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.

Oracle Outlines Sun Integration Plan

With its acquisition of Sun Microsystems completed, Oracle Corp. on Wednesday laid out its plans for integrating Sun's software and hardware systems into its own product lineup.

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.

Top 10 Server Trends for 2010

Understanding these ten server trends can help CIOs succeed despite an unsteady economy.

Big Blue Serves up Linux-Only Big-Iron Gift

Late last year, IBM gave Linux-on-System z boosters a big gift: a new Linux-only System z Solution Edition, priced at just $212,000.