Hardware


IBM, Linux Foundation Open Up Mainframe Development

A new collaborative project from The Linux Foundation aims to foster Linux development on mainframe computers, while Big Iron vendor IBM is offering up new mainframe Linux servers to the open source community.

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.

Apple-IBM Deal To Boost Enterprise Mobile Big Data Analytics

Companies emphasize bringing Big Data analytics to iPhone and iPad users.

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."

4 Ways To Improve Performance of Your Existing Storage Systems

Here is what you can do to boost both the performance and amount of storage available in your enterprise.



EMC Combines Benefits of Public and Private Clouds

Hybrid Cloud solution and Elastic Cloud Storage Appliance announced.

Storage Speeds and Feeds Continue To Improve

The market is now seeing the results of innovations in storage technology.

What Impacts Storage Array IOPS?

Here's what you need to know when it comes to input/output operations per second in physical storage.

Why Is RAID Dying a Slow Death?

While the technology is on the decline, here's why RAID is still sticking around as it slowly marches towards its ultimate demise.

IBM to Power Up SoftLayer Cloud Service

Details emerge on the Power architecture IBM plan to use to beef up the cloud service it acquired last year.

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?

Top 3 Trends in Server I/O: A Look Back, The Road Ahead

If there were so many server platform updates in 2012, why are I/Os still held back?

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.