A Five Billion Dollar Data Center Bailout Strategy

It's time to challenge your concept of how LAN and SAN connectivity should be instrumented, and save money in the process.

Big Iron Bucks a Trend

Far from transitioning away from Big Iron, customers seem to be doubling down

IT Pros Absorbing Economic Shock

As interviews with IT pros make clear, IT organizations are responding to the economic crisis in very different ways

Avoiding Downtime in Virtualized Environments

Virtualization can create single points of failure. We show you how to protect yourself.

SHARE Survey Sheds Light on Virtual Trends

IT is moving toward total enterprise virtualization, a strategy that proposes to transform both the practice and the purpose of virtualization.

CA Revamps, Extends NetMaster, SysView

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.

The Year in Review, The Trends Ahead

It was a pretty good year, for IT spending at least.

Cloud Computing, Big Iron-Style

Mainframe pros have joined with IBM to tout the virtues of Big Iron-based cloud computing.

Toward a More Manageable Mainframe

Big Iron ISVs maintain the mainframe is hot. In the current economic climate, they suggest, it could really sizzle.

Leasing IT's Mainframe Future -- With an Option to Buy

Many mainframe customers -- perhaps as many as 80 percent -- lease their Big Iron hardware. How will economic uncertainty affect them?

Can Going Green Slow Data Center Expansion?

Proponents say “going green” can help companies save money, but a secondary benefit may be just as important: delaying data center expansion.

z10 BC: A Thoroughly Modern Mainframe for the Rest of Us

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.

Virtualization for High-End Computing Environments

Why aggregation is ideal for high-performance computing

Top Tips for Picking a Managed Security Services Provider

Choosing a security services provider can be tricky. We explain the key decisions and considerations you must make.

Get Ready to Web 2.0-ify Your Mainframe

You don't typically think of Big Iron as a locus of Web 2.0 activity -- but IBM is trying to recast it as such

BMC Announces "Significant" Overhaul of Job Scheduler

In the new version of CONTROL-M, BMC is trumpeting a job rollback and auditing feature, along with virtualization-friendly amenities

Server Sales Immune to Economic Sluggishness

Sales of its System z mainframes helped propel IBM to the top of the server market. Unix server sales were also up.

With InfoSphere, Big Blue Touts Mainframe-Ready Integration Features

IBM's InfoSphere data integration platform is brimming with mainframe goodies

Virtual Systems of Tomorrow Could Take Cues from Today's Mainframes

The Big, Fast virtual systems of tomorrow might look a lot like today's Biggest, Fastest, and most eminently Virtual system: IBM's System z mainframe.