Single vendor versus best of breed. Not a new battle, but one that is certainly making waves
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.
Green IT isn't gone; it's just everywhere you look.
HP looks to build networking certification programs based on open standards. At least open standards, the HP way.
With a short term project requiring a major federal datacenter consolidation effort, the discovery that there were twice as many datacenters involved gives a whole new meaning to "close enough for government work."
Where is your data, who's responsible for it being there, and where did that application come from? IT faces many challenges with easily available cloud services.
Has your business figured out that IT can be a competitive advantage? Or does VMware have it right, and business units see IT only as an expense?
Microsoft's addition of end-to-end service and application management will make Systems Center a more effective tool in the cloud and datacenter
The concept of the micro-modular datacenter takes a narrowly focused approach to the containerized datacenter market.
Low-level energy savings across your corporate networks becomes a hardware possibility with the newly ratified IEEE standard.
Dell's vision of looking to the future while preserving the past may be the best strategy for IT looking towards the cloud and next generation business computing.
HP stands by their promise to rid themselves of the shackles of Cisco. But is this anything beyond a marketing statement?
Kermit was wrong. It's easy being green, or at least it should be in the future.
Recycling existing facilities can be the way to go for your new datacenters, but it's not the only piece of the puzzle that makes your new facility green.
Every vendor providing services to the datacenter seems to be providing their own form of data security. What does IT need to do to get control of the end-to-end security model?
Can cloud-based supercomputing be a business win for your company?