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December 3, 2013  10:46 AM

IBM roadmap coming to a fork in the road between software and hardware

Posted by: Ed Scannell
cloud computing, data center, IBM, mainframe, POWER7, RISC,, server consolidation

Over its 100-year history, IBM has reinvented itself numerous times to remain competitive in hot, emerging markets or, more rarely, just to survive and remain whole. The last reinvention 20 years ago addressed the second reason when IBM grew too fat and happy about 20 years ago, and missed a...

October 19, 2011  3:56 PM

Risks of data center maturity

Posted by: SteveBige01
data center,, Stephen Bigelow

Of all the mandates faced by an enterprise data center, the mandate of “maturity” is perhaps the most treacherous and self-defeating. The early life cycle of a data center is typically based on functional stability, making the investment in operational basics needed...

October 17, 2011  12:40 PM

IT innovation by rethinking applications

Posted by: SteveBige01
data center,, Stephen Bigelow, systems management

As a technologist, it’s easy to focus on technology–-the servers, storage, networks and other hardware that make IT work. The problem that technologists face is that technology simply isn’t enough. The drive to manage an ever-increasing number of systems with fewer...

September 28, 2011  1:07 PM

Avoiding disaster with IT vendors

Posted by: SteveBige01
CIO, CTO, data center,, Stephen Bigelow

The biggest impediment to successful IT operations is often IT product vendors. Modern IT hardware and software vendors seem to go out of their way to confuse buyers with outlandish claims and lock them in with draconian licensing, rather than assist them with tangible...

September 19, 2011  6:38 AM

The importance of innovation in the data center

Posted by: NicoleH
data center technology, IT budget, Nicole Harding, Products of the Year,


The constant evolution of data center technology makes it...

September 7, 2011  2:49 PM

RISC servers for data center efficiency

Posted by: NicoleH
Nicole Harding, RISC,, Stephen Bigelow


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July 22, 2011  11:49 AM

Data center dilemma: To build or box?

Posted by: Nick Martin
containerized data center, data center design, Nick Martin,

Modular data centers have been around for a few years now, but they are much different than they were just a few years ago.


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