Management and capacity planning using virtualized storage and incorporating the potential of cloud-based systems will require some very specialized tools.
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.
The NSA breaks ground on their next-generation datacenter.
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Could a 7-inch tablet become your go-to management tool?
The datacenter picture for 2011 will be building, literally, on the commitments from 2010
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When you consider rural areas for your new datacenters, don't forget to consider the cost of actually getting the necessary power to your facility.
At the right price, the Samsung Galaxy Tab really is a front-runner for your tablet dollars.
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Diesel backup generators are the target for an over-zealous group looking to throw a wrench in Microsoft's plans.
There's been a barrage of mainstream cloud solutions advertising. What impact is it having on your business planning
How much are you paying for your datacenter energy needs? And who's negotiating the price?
10 GbE might become passe' before it becomes ubiquitous. What are your upgrade plans?
Novell extends cloud management capabilities to your iPhone
The Green Grid continues to develop and release useful metrics for datacenter evaluation