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August 27, 2008  8:03 PM

IDC Server Tracker shows slowing x86 server growth

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Blade servers, DataCenter, Dell, HP, IBM, x86 server

Framingham, Mass.-based IDC released its Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker for the second quarter of 2008 (2Q08) today showing that although the overall server market grew in the second quarter of 2008 (2Q08),...

August 26, 2008  5:03 PM

Measuring application performance: Synthetic transactions vs. Real End User Monitoring

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
DataCenter, Performance Management

There are two ways of measuring application performance from the end user’s perspective: Synthetic transactions and real end user monitoring. With synthetic transactions, an admin performs typical user functions while on a scripting screen; those actions are captured and run across multiple...

August 22, 2008  4:50 PM

VMmark a server vendor leapfrog game

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
DataCenter, Dell, HP, IBM, server consolidation, server virtualization, virtual machines, Virtualization, VMmark, VMware

This week I wrote a follow up story on VMware Inc.'s virtualization performance benchmarking tool, VMmark, and found it is mainly used by vendors as a way to market...

August 21, 2008  3:24 PM

How Microsoft’s licensing change does (or doesn’t) affect disaster recovery

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data center disaster recovery, DataCenter, x86 server

Microsoft's announcement of licensing changes on 41 of its server software products was a welcome change for users (and analysts) alike, although as reporter Bridget Botelho wrote, the

August 20, 2008  6:27 PM

Application performance management tool selection: Monitoring vs. managing

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
DataCenter, Performance Management

Last week, while doing some background research for our application performance management tutorial, I got into a discussion with Julie Craig, a...

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August 20, 2008  1:56 PM

Virtual machines per server: A viable metric for hardware selection?

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Blade servers, DataCenter, Dell, HP, server consolidation, server virtualization, Verari Systems, virtual machines, Virtualization, VMware

August 15, 2008  6:56 PM

AMD holds press conference to bash Intel before IDF

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
AMD, AMD Opteron, DataCenter, IBM, Intel, Supercomputing, TOP500, x86 server, Xeon processor

August 12, 2008  7:42 PM

Verari Systems offering equipment trade-in, recycling program

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
data center consolidation, DataCenter, e-waste, Verari Systems

San-Diego based Verari Systems announced its Trade-in Program through its Verari Financial Services (VFS) Group that offers competitive values for old IT equipment.

August 12, 2008  2:40 PM

Is ‘green IT’ really dead?

Posted by: Leah Rosin
data center efficiency, Green computing, server virtualization

An article by Steve Denegri over at Serial Storage Wire, The Data Center’s Green Direction is a Dead End, asks some interesting questions about the “green” movement in IT, and has caused

August 8, 2008  3:16 PM

LinuxWorld/Next Generation Data Center postmortem

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
DataCenter, Green computing, Linux, LinuxWorld, open source, Operating systems, Virtualization

IDG World Expo, which organized the LinuxWorld and Next Generation Data Center Conference & Expo (NGDC) Aug. 4-7, 2008, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, announced the "successful completion of the show" and claimed that...

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