Cisco to Buy Cloupia for $125 Million
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 15, 2012
The startup sells automation tools for data center and cloud infrastructure management.
Tags: automation, cloud computing, software, data center management, Cisco, merger and acquistion activity, infrastructure management
iPad Apps to Manage a Data Center
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published January 26, 2011
iPad apps for the IT manager, from remote connectivity to taking notes.
Tags: mobile, iphone apps, iPad apps, IT manager, data center management
Data Center Case Study: Efficiency and Consolidation
By Drew Robb | Article Published December 07, 2010
In an effort to lower energy costs, a midwestern data center is working towards consolidating its infrastructure.
Tags: IT managers, data center management, servers, energy conservation, data center consolidation
Ten Free Server Apps
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published December 01, 2010
Free downloads for systems administrators or anyone who wants to boost their server computer's efficiency.
Tags: download apps, data center management, network administrators, server software, system administration
12 Hottest App Categories for Cloud Computing Shift
By Larry Marion | Article Published November 30, 2010
A survey reveals that firms are most likely to shift HR to the cloud, with several other other categories close behind.
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, SaaS, data center management, HR Management
Tips on Creating IT Policies
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 09, 2010
Yes, many organizations have an IT policy in place, yet many professionals opine that it is in need of refinement.
Tags: IT management, IT manager, data center management, IT policies
Why Virtualize Your Data Center? 10 Reasons
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published November 03, 2010
Virtualizing your data center can provide a common management interface and easier hardware changes, among other advantages.
Tags: virtualized, data center management, hardware, Virtualization Management, data center virtualization
Major Data Center Irritations (the Short List)
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published September 10, 2010
Spending time in a modern day data center may make you wonder why, exactly, things have gone so wrong.
Tags: IT management, IT managers, Data Center Manager, data center management, data center virtualization
Data Center Errors to Avoid
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published August 17, 2010
A perfectly run and managed data center is probably more fantasy than reality. Here are a handful of obvious wrong turns to avoid.
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, virtualization cloud, data center management, data center virtualization
Tech Staff with Only One OS Need Not Apply
By Carla Schroder | Article Published August 06, 2010
In today's heterogenous data center environment, data center staffers definitely need to be familiar with more than one OS.
Tags: Linux, Windows, Apple, data center management, OS
The Drawbacks in Unified Data Center Stacks
By Kevin Komiega | Article Published June 18, 2010
While a unified data center stack provides advantages, enterprises must deal with the limitations of vendor lock-in.
Tags: IT management, IT manager, Data Center Manager, datacenters, data center management
Ubuntu Server Targets the Data Center
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 30, 2010
While Ubuntu Server is a free product, Canonical's commercial support and certification are essential if it is continue to grow in the enterprise market.
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, data center, data center management, Ubuntu Server
Microsoft and HP in $250M 'Deep' Partnership
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 13, 2010
Cloud computing will play an important part, and the pact will provide the "deepest" integration to date of datacenter infrastructure, the partners explain.
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, data center, data center management, HP
IBM Debuts Cloud-Based Datacenter Monitoring Tools
By Larry Barrett | Article Published December 09, 2009
Subscription-based Tivoli Live Monitoring Services lets companies track datacenter performance and predict traffic bottlenecks.
Tags: cloud computing, IBM, SaaS, data center management
Is Your Data Center Just Plain Ugly?
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published December 09, 2009
Oh, maybe the cables are all neat and the fans are blowing, but your beloved data center may still be far from pretty.
Tags: Windows, operating system, server, data center, data center management
The Costs of Endpoint Virtualization
By James Maguire | Article Published January 07, 2009
Many enterprises wonder: Is getting starting with endpoint virtualization phenomenally expensive, or can we expect a return on investment in a reasonable period? An industry expert explains core principles.
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, data center management, thin client