The expense of maintaining data centers - specialized facilities that host banks of business and storage servers - is an increasingly critical issue for enterprise IT budgets as energy costs continue to soar. Data centers include redundant power supplies, advanced security measures, redundant communication systems and, most notably, cooling and environmental controls. Blade servers, clusters and other advanced server tech create enormous amounts of heat, pushing green tech to the forefront of data center management.
Scalability and flexibility are the most favorable aspects of the cloud, but at the end of the day organizations want solutions that work without a lot of integration challenges. More >
You really don’t get a sense for how difficult it is to get things done in a large complex company until you take a division like this and set it off on its own. More >
Lee Caswell, vice president of product and solution marketing at NetApp, says that Flash memory is essentially leveling the playing field for all vendors. More >
Quantum has added three offerings to its storage portfolio that are designed to make it easier to access and share data stored via cloud service. More >
Dell SecureWorks, which focuses on managed security services, announced a partnership with Lastline through which Dell will provide advanced malware detection services. More >
Oracle claims its system can be up and running in a matter of hours, doing away with many of the deployment and integration functions that conventional infrastructure requires, at about half the cost. More >
How to best manage that hybrid environment becomes one that an increasing number of IT pros will have to be able to answer.More >
A candid discussion with 451 Research Vice President Michelle Bailey about what’s right and what’s wrong with many IT departments today.More >
More companies are demanding cloud-based services that are global, but also physically co-located with their regional offices.More >
Building business capability allows your organization to move beyond heroic effort and isolated success to repeatable performance and continuous improvement.More >
The guidelines in this document include requirements on servers to mitigate the execution of malicious or corrupt BIOS cod...
This excerpt from chapter 2 deals with contracting for maintenance for both hardware and software purposes in the initial ...
The purpose of this paper is to analyze IaaS protection options from the viewpoint of security functionality and the archi...
This chapter excerpt describes how to green your data center(s) and servers: choosing green suppliers, planning buildings ...