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August 30, 2010  3:10 PM

Can a cloud replace a cluster?



Posted by: Alex Barrett
blade server, DataCenter, private cloud, server virtualization

Do virtualization and private clouds have the oomph to run demanding research workloads that currently run on high performance Linux clusters? Computer scientists want to find out. Carnegie Mellon University is one of the first users of the

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 28, 2008  3:56 PM

Data Center efficiency tips and tricks from Data Center Decisions



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Capacity Planning, data center consolidation, data center efficiency, DataCenter, Green computing, IT Asset management, server virtualization, Uptime Institute, Virtualization, x86 server

The overarching theme of the Data Center Decisions conference in Chicago last week was energy; how much data centers use, how much they pay for it, and how much they could be...


September 17, 2008  6:23 PM

vCloud initiative: Enterprises moving to clouds



Posted by: Leah Rosin
cloud computing, DataCenter, server virtualization, virtual machines, VMware

On Monday at VMWorld, a new cloud computing intiative was launched: vCloud. As James Urquhart pointed out at his blog,


September 15, 2008  1:52 PM

Unisys updates server with six-core Intel Xeon, enhances services



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Capacity Planning, Data center disaster recovery, data center efficiency, DataCenter, Hyper-V, IT Asset management, Microsoft Windows, server virtualization, Unisys, virtual machines, Virtualization, VMware, x86 server, Xeon processor

Blue Bell, Pa.-based Unisys Corp. announced its new ES7000 Model 7600R Enterprise Server using Intel Xeon six-core processors (Dunnington), which Intel also...


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 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 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 6, 2008  12:21 AM

Next Generation Data Center/LinuxWorld 2008: Reporter’s Notebook



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Blade servers, cloud computing, Container Data Center, data center consolidation, DataCenter, I/O virtualization, LinuxWorld, network virtualization, server consolidation, server virtualization, virtual machines, Virtualization, Xeon processor

I expected this year's joint LinuxWorld/Next Generation Data Center conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco Aug. 4-7 to be full of technology vendors, high-level technical sessions, product...


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