IT chiefs are increasingly deploying blades in strategic roles. In addition, blades -- more than any other server kit -- have emerged as hotbeds of virtualization.
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.
With new processor, x86 systems are poised to make a serious run at RISC-Unix
Though mainframe sales may be down, commodity server sales are strong.
Mainframe and high-end server fortunes took a beating in 2009. An industry veteran says 2010 is shaping up to be an improvement.
IBM managers look at key events and company strategy from 2009 and explain what it means for customers in 2010.
From the Sun/Oracle acquisition to radical changes in the server market, it's been a topsy-turvy year in IT. We take a look at the highlights.
How IT organizations are managing the mainframe environment to reduce costs while delivering greater value.
How intelligent software can help enterprise IT organizations meet service levels and protect the core business while using fewer assets.
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.
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.
DataDirect's new zIIP TCO calculator shows just how useful IBM's zIIP engine has been to mainframe ISVs.
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?
Unix, the quintessential enterprise workhorse, still has a lot going for it.
It's time to challenge your concept of how LAN and SAN connectivity should be instrumented, and save money in the process.
Far from transitioning away from Big Iron, customers seem to be doubling down
As interviews with IT pros make clear, IT organizations are responding to the economic crisis in very different ways