Software innovation continues to drive the engine that is the face of computer technology, but the underlying hardware is what makes it all possible.
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 tech, as well as industry stints as everything from a database developer to CTO, David Chernicoff has earned the term "veteran" in the technology world.
SUSE becomes the first Linux offered by the Dell cloud
Brocade is the latest networking infrastructure player to go on the market. But does anyone want them?
It's not just about consolidating the infrastructure
Liquid cooling of the CPU has been proven by gamers to be an effective way to increase performance. Can datacenter operators save money with similar technology?
Korea's government IT consolidation program shows real, documented, cost savings and IT benefits.
Mobile might be one of the unheralded game changers for the datacenter in 2011. What do you think?
The value of bringing a datacenter to your community may be easily offset by the trade-offs it takes to get a major vendor to commit to the idea.
With over a half-million datacenters in operation worldwide, perhaps the emphasis on saving just a small amount of energy in each facility will eventually show significant economic results.
Intel wants you to start to consider running your datacenters almost 30 degrees warmer than you are running them now, citing the huge potential energy savings of such a move.