IT no longer has the luxury of reacting to problems; data centers must now anticipate problems to correct them before they interrupt critical business applications.
How can IT determine what should be virtualized, then know when the right mix has been achieved?
Green savings can be substantial. The trick, as one firm found, is to have all employees on board.
How should IT pros control user access in a Microsoft environment?
Network management is more than just knowing if devices are operating properly.
If you need to provision, protect, migrate, dedupe, encrypt, replicate, recover, and archive data sources, ODS may be just what you’re looking for.
We look at the purpose and best use of groups and roles.
What technologies and best practices can make a data center greener?
Data protection challenges grow as data volumes grow. We examine the best practices IT can follow to maximize data protection.
Tracking IT assets has become more complex as the nature of these assets has rapidly changes. Given these changes, how should IT manage its assets?
SOA often sneaks into an environment as part of a packaged solution within SMBs.
How can an enterprise continue to meet its business goals while running applications on fewer servers?
Why is IT the last department to have automated tools?
We look at where software-as-a-service is heading.
What's behind the move to mixing physical and virtualized desktops in an enterprise?
We explore the challenges of capacity planning and how IT can best balance performance and risk in virtualized environments.
Networks are vital to your organization. We offer suggestions for moving from reactive to proactive network management.
A new survey reveals how IT is trying to automate the application infrastructure.
Virtualization brings a new set of security challenges.
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.