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July 7, 2011 by

Boston Green Power 2200-T

An affordable high-density server platform, the Atom-powered Green Power 2200-T can't match a conventional blade server on processing terms, but beats it hands-down on power and cooling. If that's important to you, and you don't need massively scalable servers, it could be just the ticket.

October 4, 2010 by

Marathon Technologies ratchets up availability with everRun MX

Marathon Technologies has been working on creating a fault tolerant environment based upon standard, off-the-shelf systems for quite some time. everRun MX is the newest in a long line of products designed to bring the benefits of fault tolerant computing to more organizations by using industry standard servers.

September 18, 2009 by

Rocky dreams

Everyone knows that Sun's ultraSPARC RT is dead. Right? Wrong - the strategic reason for not releasing it disappeared with the Oracle deal.

June 29, 2009 by

Sun VirtualBox 3.0

Sun Microsystems released VirtualBox 3.0 today. One goal of this release is supporting workloads, such as database management systems, some collaborative applications and many web-based applications that rely on multiple processes running simultaneously.

March 30, 2009 by

A reason to refresh

Intel did more than just introduce a faster server processor today with the introduction of the Xeon 5500: it enabled a greater level of differentiation to its server and storage vendor partners that ultimately will result in a broader set of choices and better ones for enterprise infrastructure & operations professionals. While the performance improvements of the 5500 in themselves are impressive, there is just as much to like in the new memory and I/O architectures and power efficiency.

March 10, 2009 by

Turtles vs. Hares

Sometimes, when you don't think through the other guy's assumptions, you end implicitly agreeing with utter nonsense - and then feeling like an idiot for having fallen into that trap.

January 9, 2009 by

The IT theme for 2009: simplify

The big change this coming year will, I think, be an acceleration in changes already under way - changes leading to dramatic data center and role simplification as the complexities of multi-tier client server get eroded by the simplicity of the large machine model.

January 5, 2009 by

Storage networks

Storage area networks sprang up largely in response to the complexities of managing storage in a Microsoft client-server world - itself ultimately a response to the small machine limitations inherent in both Windows and x86. Today, however, those limitations are receding for most small to mid range businesses and the technologies they spawned should, logically, go out with them.

November 14, 2008 by

Storage Analytics meets Tufte

The most powerfull thing about Sun's new line of storage appliances isn't its price, its capacity, or anything else involving the hardware - it's the general applicability of the command and control software that's really exciting to anyone who's ever had to guess how his data center was performing.

October 28, 2008 by

Fun with IBM's Z10 numbers

As far as I'm concerned, when an organization buys an IBM mainframe to run Linux somebody should be fired - but not the DP guy who bought it: his boss: the non technical guy who approved it without carefully reviewing the alternatives.

August 6, 2008 by

Development environments: Microsoft vs. Open Source

In a previous discussion of OpenOffice versus Microsoft Office most respondents addressing the development issue seemed to prefer the Microsoft development tools over the comparable open source ones. I believe this is probably correct from the individual developer perspective, but wrong from the corporate perspective.

June 17, 2008 by

Virtualization slapdown: clusters versus virtual machine technology

A friend in the industry recently asked for my opinion on an interesting question "is virtualization becoming a replacement for clustering?" I knew he really meant the combination of virtual machine software and management software for virtualized environments that provided orchestration and automation capabilities.

December 26, 2007 by

The 2007 IT top ten list

The best visual image I can think of to illustrate what happened in IT during 2007 involves icebergs; huge icebergs emerging from the mist to dominate the shipping channel ahead of us.

December 9, 2007 by

Greening your pitch

If you're facing pressure to reduce IT's "carbon footprint", recognize first that only the uninformed (and uninformable) habitually use that phrase and secondly that your opportunities for real action pretty much all lie outside the data center.


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