Can microservers make the jump from hosting companies to corporate datacenters?
Five Nines: The Next Gen Datacenter
David Chernicoff looks at technologies that impact data center users and operators, including server consolidation and virtualization, green IT, and the latest hardware advances.
With more than 20 years of published writings about technology, as well as industry stints as everything from a database developer to CTO, David Chernicoff has earned the term "veteran" in the technology world. Currently the principal of an independent consulting business and an active freelance writer, David has most recently been a Senior Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro magazine, having also been the Lab Director for Windows NT Magazine, Technical Director of PC Week Labs, the author or co-author of a number of books on different versions of Windows, a plethora of eBooks on various technology topics, and of approximately 3000 magazine articles in print and on the web.
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Appliance computing looks like a good fit for the virtualized datacenter
The latest System Center VMM beta makes small, but significant advances in automating cloud services deployments.
GreenGrid.org continues their development of metrics to allow datacenter operators to more closely evaluate their operations and the potential and actual effects of changes to their datacenter infrastructures.
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HP's CFS division moves to become a one-stop datacenter shop
Juniper networks rolls out the first of their single-layer network fabric products. Will their $100 million investment pay off?
Given the US Government's track record in keeping data secure, what makes anyone think moving Federal IT operations to the cloud is a good idea?
End-to-end single vendor hardware solutions offer advantages beyond a lack of finger-pointing
Cable companies are doing far more than delivering entertainment into your home these days; they want their share of the business cloud market services, too.
Will HP and Cisco ever be able to play nice?
The biggest obstacle to widespread SMB adoption of cloud technologies might well be the vendors who can't live up to their customer's expectations.