HP Technology Services will offer Chef's IT automation platform as part of its Datacenter Care infrastructure automation offering.
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Betfair CIO Michael Bischoff on how the online gambling firm is trying to remove much of the manual grind from running an IT estate.
IBM wins a major contract to help create a National Infrastructure Platform for the New Zealand health sector and to consolidate around 40 datacentres.
It does apparently to the U.S. government, which reportedly will be scrutinizing Lenovo's move to buy IBM's server business to ensure it doesn't lead to a backdoor access to U.S. national secrets and infrastructure.
Cloud infrastructure market leader Amazon Web Services upgrades its tools so that Windows Server 2012 virtual-machine images can move between on-premise systems and EC2.
IDC has downwardly revised its worldwide IT spending forecast from 5 percent growth to 4.6 percent for the year primarily as a result of slower growth in emerging markets and the deceleration of smartphone and tablet demand.
Redmond has joined the Facebook-led datacentre infrastructure and offered up its designs for a 12U shared server chassis used in its Windows Azure, Bing, and Office 365 services.
Careers in technology relating to mobile application development, data science and server infrastructure are dominating a list of the fastest growing U.S. job titles for high income earners.
Cloud accounting software firm Xero deploys SQL Server 2012 on Rackspace infrastructure to gain resilience, uptime, and scalability.
When the performance issues of an outsourced, cloud environment grew unacceptable, one firm opted for an entirely virtualised inhouse server and desktop infrastructure.
Server, storage, network, desktop and application virtualization allows the creation of flexible, scalable, manageable and secure IT infrastructure that utilises the underlying hardware to maximum efficiency. Some of these technologies are in the early stages of development while others are mature and widely deployed.
The new x86 server infrastructure essentially combines Dell hardware with Oracle software.
The average annual IT budget, when adjusted for inflation, is less now than it was 10 years ago. Automation can help control costs and create a more flexible and responsive infrastructure.
Dell Software this week delivered Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise Edition, to extend the depth and breadth of managing and optimizing server virtualization, as well as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and their joint impact on such IT resources as storage.
Opscode's Private Chef: they like it, they really like it. For cloud infrastructure automation, that is.
Hooking up to the NBN will allow the Tasmanian police to retire server infrastructure in several stations, according to the department.
The 451 Group's TheInfoPro recently released the Server and Virtualization Study, Wave 12. Peter ffoulkes, of TheInfoPro, stopped by to review the findings of the study. It is clear that the majority of those surveyed have moved towards a converged infrastructure. Adding automation and orchestration remain.
Cloud computing is rearranging the datacentre infrastructure market: large server makers are seeing their dominance wane as competition grows from low-cost Asian manufacturers that sell directly to the clouds of Google, Amazon and others.
Windows Server 2012's new features for managing multiple machines will undoubtedly make life easier for systems administrators, but they're also one more nail in the coffin of small IT consultancies.