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January 27, 2009  4:48 PM

Intel lowers Xeon prices on declining CPU sales

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
AMD, CPU sales, INtel Xeon, quad-core processor, Xeon X3360

Intel Corp. dropped prices up to 40% on some of their Xeon processors this week following the release of some ugly financials for the fourth...

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January 26, 2009  6:31 PM

AMD ships more efficient, faster versions of 45nm Opteron CPU

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
AMD Opteron, Dell, high performance processor, HP, power efficient processors, quad-core processor, Rackable Systems, Sun Microsystems

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is now shipping seven new versions of

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January 20, 2009  6:24 AM

Will Facebook-style features increase value and accuracy in CMDBs?

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
CMDB, Data Center, Facebook, Managed Objects, myCMDB, Novell, Systems Management

The value of a configuration management database (CMDB) is proportionally dependent on the level of involvement from the IT staff using the tool. Two of the biggest challenges of a successful CMDB...

January 7, 2009  7:30 PM

Rackable Systems ships 12 V server motherboards; no 12 V enclosure plans yet

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
12V motherboard, DataCenter, Google, Rackable Systems, server power supplies, x86 servers

Google claims to have the most efficient data...

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December 17, 2008  8:33 PM

Dell shipping Egenera PAN Manager on PowerEdge servers – finally

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Dell, Egenera, HP Virtual Connect, I/O virtualization, network virtualization, PAN Manager, PowerEdge servers, virtual machines

Dell announced today it has officially begun shipping Egenera's Processor Area Network (PAN) Manager...

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December 3, 2008  5:42 PM

Server sales suffer on economy, virtualization; vendors branching out

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
blade server, Blade servers, data center efficiency, data center services, DataCenter, HP, IBM, Sun Microsystems, virtual machines, Virtualization, x86 server

With the U.S. economy in a recession, world economies suffering and virtualization adoption on the rise, it comes as no surprise that factory revenue in the x86 worldwide...

November 25, 2008  1:50 PM

Sun Microsystems provides storage, hard drive wiping services

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
data erasure, DataCenter, DataManagement, hard drive wiping, IT Asset management, Sun Microsystems, x86 server

Last week I chatted with Michelle Dennedy, Chief Privacy Officer for Sun Microsystems Inc., about a new data erasure service the company is offering as part of Sun's recently

November 14, 2008  9:30 PM

HP’s energy efficiency crusade to control server, data center power

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Blade servers, Capacity Planning, data center consolidation, data center efficiency, DataCenter, Green computing, HP, HP ProLiant, IBM BladeCenter, LEED, server power consumption, server virtualization, virtual machines

A few Hewlett Packard (HP) executives visited with me yesterday to discuss their Green data center mission - and surprisingly, they admit that it doesn't always mean using HP hardware. They started off our meeting with a discussion about new...

November 6, 2008  9:00 PM

Eight reasons data center managers should thank Wall Street

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
BladeLogic, Capacity Planning, data center consolidation, data center efficiency, Database, DataCenter, Green computing, GridApp, IT Asset management, server virtualization

Earlier this week I spoke with Rob Gardos, the CEO of the New York-based IT automation company GridApp Systems, about his paper “Eight Reasons Data Center Managers should thank Wall Street for the Financial Meltdown.” As a reporter, I am...

October 29, 2008  9:02 PM

How Energy Star could slow down Moore’s Law

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
DataCenter, EPA Energy Star, Green computing, Uptime Institute

The EPA's plan to slap Energy Star stickers on servers could slow down Moore's Law, at least temporarily. I'm talking here about the economic portion of Moore's Law rather than the technological portion. Chips will...

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