IT is moving toward total enterprise virtualization, a strategy that proposes to transform both the practice and the purpose of virtualization.
With mergers and acquisitions and the growing need to cut data center costs, data center consolidation is on the minds of many enterprises. We look at the steps IT can take to make for a successful consolidation project.
What technologies and best practices can make a data center greener?
Many say that newer, tougher compliance is inevitable. What's at issue is just how demanding it will be.
Both NetMaster and SysView boast GUI and usability improvements. Along with a lower-cost software licensing option and you have pair of old tools reborn.
SOA often sneaks into an environment as part of a packaged solution within SMBs.
Four reasons you should consider an investment in IT process automation
Why is IT the last department to have automated tools?
It was a pretty good year, for IT spending at least.
Adopters cite OSS' low-cost licensing, flexibility, and -- crucially -- freedom from a Microsoft lock-in as its most attractive features.
Mainframe pros have joined with IBM to tout the virtues of Big Iron-based cloud computing.
Big Iron ISVs maintain the mainframe is hot. In the current economic climate, they suggest, it could really sizzle.
Azure amounts to Microsoft's "most significant coordinated shift in strategy" since it got come-to-the-Internet religion in 1995.
Networks are vital to your organization. We offer suggestions for moving from reactive to proactive network management.
Proponents say “going green” can help companies save money, but a secondary benefit may be just as important: delaying data center expansion.
The z10 BC isn't as big or brawny as its beefy sibling, but it has lots of power and is priced to move. Call it a mainframe system for the rest of us.
We examine how virtualization can benefit developers, the drawbacks of the technology when it comes to testing, and best practices developers can use to exploit the capabilities of virtualization.
With as much as two-thirds of the average IT budget devoted to fixed costs, trimming expenses is difficult.
Data center managers have their hands full, from compliance costs (including the threat of fines and imprisonment for Sarbanes-Oxley violations) to front-office interference.
Why are hardware and database behemoths focusing so much attention on a segment that -- just 18 months ago -- was a relatively sleepy niche?