A gentle introduction to cloud services may be just what your datacenter needs.
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.
Can a user group drive cloud vendors to settle on a single set of standards, regardless of their buying power?
You can use Twitter and get business value from it, but it's really easy to lose that value.
Single vendor versus best of breed. Not a new battle, but one that is certainly making waves
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