IBM's zIIP a Boon to Big Iron Data Management

Big Iron data warehousing might be a pipe dream, but on balance IBM's zIIP engine has provided a bonus for data management in mainframe environments.

Virtualization’s Impact Beyond Operations

The virtualization environment requires new control policies, processes, and standards, and as these come into place they will require new audit process and procedures.

Data Center's Greener Future Still Far Off

Gartner notes that existing energy monitoring and measurement tools are still too immature to be of use to data center retrofitters.

Reliable and Resilient Data Centers Using Off-the-Shelf Components

Looking for methodologies that enable you to cost effectively benefit from new technologies? Consider leveraging off-the-shelf technology.

Q&A: Getting a Handle on IT Hardware

Getting a handle on your IT servers can be difficult. We explain how one company tackled the problem.

Survey Says: Big Iron Remains Cornerstone of Enterprise Computing

If installed capacity is any indication, the mainframe isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Most mainframe shops have a huge MIPS footprint.

Analysis: Big Iron, Big Cost? Big Blue Says No

IBM's new System z Solution Edition blitz may boost mainframe market share, but IT must weigh a lower total cost of ownership with upfront costs.

IBM Makes Its Pitch for RISC-Unix

IBM’s POWER7 product and services blitz aims to deliver investment protection for customers and keep System p revenue flowing prior to POWER7’s debut.

Analysis: Behind HP's Extreme Scale-Out Pitch

If there's some hyperbole in HP's ExSO pitch, there's some real substance, too -- it's all about mega-scale.

Q&A: Deploying a Mobile Device Manager

The variety of mobile devices is growing, as is pressure on IT to support their growing mobile workforce. We offer tips to make IT's job easier.

DataDirect Quantifies Cost, Value of zIIP-based SOA

DataDirect's new zIIP TCO calculator shows just how useful IBM's zIIP engine has been to mainframe ISVs.

Cost-Effective, High-Availability on Virtualized Servers for SMBs

Server virtualization is not just for large businesses anymore.

Chilling Outlook for High-End Servers

Sales of high-end servers have entered a period of protracted decline. It's unclear, however, what this will mean for mainframe market fortunes.

Five Virtualization Best Practices That Can Transform Enterprise IT

To help you meet the challenges of virtualization, we offer five best practices that will transform enterprise IT both operationally and strategically.

Big Iron in the Clouds, Revisited

The mainframe already embodies a viable proof-of-concept for cloud computing in the enterprise. Is it a cloud platform par excellence?

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.

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?

Best Practices for Selecting and Managing Enterprise Application Appliances

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

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.