Data Center

Avaya Expands SDN Offering with Ethernet Switches

Avaya is filling out its two-month-old software-defined networking (SDN) architecture with new Ethernet switches.

HP To Add Open, 'Brite Box' Switches

HP announced it will be adding Open Network Switches to its portfolio, reflecting an industry migration away from proprietary, locked-in networking solutions and toward software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV) and associated new technologies.

Facebook Reveals Open Source, Modular Switch for Datacenters

This week Facebook Inc. unveiled the "6 pack" -- a new "open hardware," modular network switch, which the company is calling the first of its kind.

Analysts Say Cisco Vulnerable To Growth of Software-Defined Networking

With a smaller piece of the market pie for everyone, consequences for Cisco are "particularly dire."

Watson Supercomputer Power Offered to Develop Enterprise Mobile Apps

To generate interest in its enterprise-class Watson supercomputer platform now being offered as a service, IBM is encouraging mobile app developers to harness its "cognitive computing" power in a developer challenge contest.

NetApp Announces Scale-Out Storage Systems

NetApp recently announced unified, scale-out storage systems designed to let enterprises manage and control data via one storage and data management platform.

Mainframes and IT: The Year in Review

This year saw more ups than downs, at least for mainframe boosters.

4 Data Center Predictions for 2013

What are the Next Big Things data center managers are watching?

Accurately Predicting the Energy Consumption of Your Data Center

Three key metrics can help you manage your data center’s power use.

Choosing the Right Key Performance Indicators for Data Centers

Data center personnel desperately need a more granular view into the data center that encompasses all aspects of performance.

The Power to Control Power: An IT Priority Now and Next Year

During 2012, data centers became more virtualized in a migration to cloud-based architectures, and power consumption became a key consideration for IT departments. In 2013, these trends will accelerate, further elevating the importance of power for IT.

Will EC12 Be a Sales Behemoth?

Although the zEnterprise EC12 probably won't match the record-breaking performance of its predecessor, it should provide a big boost to Big Blue's bottom line.

IBM Goes Big on Big Data at IOD

Not surprisingly, big-data-a-la-Big-Blue has a distinctly dollars-and-cents flavor to it.

Best Practices for Creating an Effective Business Continuity Plan

Your business continuity plan must focus on three elements: people, infrastructure, and processes.

Survey Says: Business as Usual for Big Iron

Shops with large mainframe investments tend to double down on Big Iron; small shops, on the other hand, are trying to wean off of them. Call it a case of expansion versus austerity.

Q&A: Greener Data Centers

Faced with rising energy costs, IT is looking for greener alternatives. Could Iceland play a leading role?

How Load-Adaptive Computing Optimizes Energy Use to Improve Your Bottom Line

"Turn off computers at night" is a simplistic solution to saving energy. For a more efficient approach to lowering your energy costs, consider the benefits of load-adaptive computing technology.

Minimize Energy Costs by Following the Moon

Exploiting the lower costs of energy during the night can help your data center cut its energy costs.

Down Was Up for IBM Corp.

Even though Big Blue’s revenues shrank, its earnings increased last quarter.