New Studies, Products Demonstrate Cloud's Strong Growth

Cloud computing isn't just "with us" -- it's here to stay, and IT spending on cloud services is expected to explode.

Building a Data Center without Walls: The Need for Intelligent Networking

A new intelligent cloud network between data center and cloud is needed for efficient workload mobility.

Internal Clouds: All Muscle and No Brain?

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.

Q&A: Delivering Real-Time Power Data

New servers deliver real-time power data, but it’s difficult to uncover.

Data Center Priority for 2012: Power

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.

Debunking 6 Myths about SSL VPN Security

Think VPN makes for secure data access and transfer? Think again.

Cisco and Citrix Join Forces for Desktop Virtualization

A new push by partners Cisco and Citrix might encourage IT organizations to take a serious look at desktop virtualization.

5 Best Practices for Connecting Legacy Apps to the Cloud

How to avoid the most common and costly mistakes businesses make when integrating legacy systems with cloud apps.

Proprietary Mainframe Servers in Decline -- Except for IBM

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.

Q&A: Viewing APM from the End User's Perspective

Application performance must be evaluated by looking at what your end users experience, not just what dashboards tell you is going on.

Data Center Power Use Projections Miss the Mark

Remember all the talk about runaway data center electricity consumption? As it turns out, it might have been overblown -- perhaps even alarmist.

Q&A: Application Performance and the Browser Factor

With all the emphasis on cloud computing, applications must overcome browser-related performance issues.

Physical or Virtual ADC: An Either/Or Choice?

Are vADCs a wholesale replacements for pADCs? Can't these application delivery controllers co-exist?

Q&A: SOAP and REST 101

What are SOAP and REST? What do these Web services have in common and where is each best used? We take a closer look.

Mainframe 2.0 at 2.5

Two and a half years on, CA says it has substantially delivered on its Mainframe 2.0 vision.

Why Hardware-based WANs Are Obsolete

Hardware solutions are costly and time-consuming. Is it time you moved to a software solution?

5 Tips for Choosing a Managed Service Provider for Your Multivendor Environment

Managed services help enterprises enjoy the benefits of best-of-breed equipment when deploying converged communications.

Mitigating the Limits of Your Data Center

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.

Does SQL Server PDW Have What It Takes for Very Large Data Warehouses?

When it comes to high-end data warehousing, Microsoft isn't promising something it can't deliver: it's been shipping a special release of its SQL Server 2008 R2 database since November of last year.

Using Distributed Computing to Reduce Downtime, Accelerate IT Recovery

Architecture changes and technologies are emerging that enable IT professionals to provide solid infrastructures, eliminate downtime, and deliver applications with consistently high availability.