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.
The virtualization environment requires new control policies, processes, and standards, and as these come into place they will require new audit process and procedures.
Gartner notes that existing energy monitoring and measurement tools are still too immature to be of use to data center retrofitters.
Looking for methodologies that enable you to cost effectively benefit from new technologies? Consider leveraging off-the-shelf technology.
Getting a handle on your IT servers can be difficult. We explain how one company tackled the problem.
If installed capacity is any indication, the mainframe isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Most mainframe shops have a huge MIPS footprint.
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’s POWER7 product and services blitz aims to deliver investment protection for customers and keep System p revenue flowing prior to POWER7’s debut.
If there's some hyperbole in HP's ExSO pitch, there's some real substance, too -- it's all about mega-scale.
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's new zIIP TCO calculator shows just how useful IBM's zIIP engine has been to mainframe ISVs.
Server virtualization is not just for large businesses anymore.
Sales of high-end servers have entered a period of protracted decline. It's unclear, however, what this will mean for mainframe market fortunes.
To help you meet the challenges of virtualization, we offer five best practices that will transform enterprise IT both operationally and strategically.
The mainframe already embodies a viable proof-of-concept for cloud computing in the enterprise. Is it a cloud platform par excellence?
Building a business continuity plan is an ongoing job, but mature technologies exist that meet the range of key requirements.
Oracle's move shakes up the virtualization status quo
How did IT ever fall for the vendor's business value proposition for server virtualization?
Three features that should guide your choice of an application appliance.
The job of doing more with less can be divided into two distinct but related tasks: achieving IT efficiency and maximizing existing resources.