Data Center

Find news, reviews, and how-tos on data center management topics, including server virtualization, storage, data center energy use, cooling, and green IT.
  • White Paper

    Delivering trusted information for the modern data warehouse

    Posted July 22, 2014 - 12:00 pm

    An agile warehouse environment helps organizations capitalize on analytics, optimize performance and uncover new insights. Learn about the capabilities and technologies required to provide trusted information for a next-generation data warehouse.
  • Why is the NoSQL choice so difficult?

    Posted July 22, 2014 - 6:00 am

    The last time I was evaluating NoSQL databases I ended up sticking with a relational database. I’m evaluating them again today and this time I’m pretty sure I’ll have to actually choose one. The choice is really hard for a number of reasons.
  • White Paper

    Considerations For Effective Software License Management

    Posted July 21, 2014 - 5:31 pm

    For many reasons, software license management has become a critical issue for many IT organizations and enterprise's alike. With many licensing options, hurdles and complications to consider, software licensing can be a daunting task.
  • White Paper

    WSO2 Reduces Infrastructure Cost and Improves Agility

    Posted July 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm

    By adopting WSO2's cloud-native multi-tenant deployment topology and offering middleware as a service, your team can reduce costs and deliver a complete solution for 1/8 the total cost required when deploying proprietary terrestrial solutions...
  • Data centers make migration to liquid cooling

    Posted July 18, 2014 - 11:38 pm

    Instead of screaming fans and meat locker temperatures, data centers are going to chill with water.
  • White Paper

    Keep Your Network Available, Efficient and Secure

    Posted July 18, 2014 - 5:45 pm

    Make the most of your network by working with experts who "get it." CDW and F5 have partnered to keep networks highly optimized. Keep your network highly available and redundant even during times of heavy traffic
  • Cisco, Microsoft chasing clouds

    Posted July 18, 2014 - 4:15 pm

    Cisco this week expanded its data center arrangement with Microsoft with a multiyear sales and go-to-market effort for integrated products. The deal builds upon one agreed to 15 months ago, when the two companies combined cloud offerings under their respective Cisco Unified Data Center and Microsoft Fast Track 3.0 architectures.
  • Webcast

    Building Tomorrow's Data Center with Converged Technologies

    Posted July 18, 2014 - 3:16 pm

    A number of forces are converging: the cloud, converged infrastructure, big data and fabric architectures to name a few.
  • White Paper

    How to Reduce Hardware & Infrastructure Costs Through Data

    Posted July 18, 2014 - 10:15 am

    In this paper, we take a look at how organizations are revisiting their network and server architecture in a bid to address the cost/performance dilemma.
  • Slideshow

    ITworld cartoons 2014: The year in geek humor

    Posted July 18, 2014 - 7:30 am

    Each week, ITworld's Phil Johnson pokes fun at the tech world's top news and newsmakers
  • White Paper

    Networking Trends in 2014

    Posted July 17, 2014 - 6:45 pm

    Planning for a smoothly operating network requires more than simply maintaining solid operational skills. Change in technology is constant. Whether it's within or outside the data center, it impacts the enterprise network.
  • White Paper

    How Toad DBA Suite for IBM DB2 Complements IBM Data Studio

    Posted July 16, 2014 - 2:30 pm

    Read about how this tool supplements and extends the basic features available in the IBM Data Studio Client, and accelerates productivity.
  • Pennsylvania, a 'Fortune 20' state, consolidates IT

    Posted July 16, 2014 - 2:25 pm

    Pennsylvania has signed a seven-year deal with Unisys to consolidate the state's data centers and create an on-demand, cloud computing environment
  • Webcast

    The Next Generation of Affordable Storage

    Posted July 16, 2014 - 10:45 am

    As data needs continue to grow and capacity expansion becomes a necessity, companies of all sizes have to address the delicate balance between the need for additional storage and the finite space within the data center.
  • Why a media giant sold its data center and headed to the cloud

    Posted July 15, 2014 - 3:54 pm

    Condé Nast's CTO says the media company is no longer in the business of maintaining a data center. It has gone 'all-in' on the cloud.
  • Slideshow

    The Black Hat Quiz 2014

    Posted July 14, 2014 - 3:23 pm

    How well do you know the security conference’s revelations about NSA, pwned cars, spying cell phones and more?
  • White Paper

    The Value of Cisco Services - Forrester TEI Study

    Posted July 14, 2014 - 9:31 am

    What are the potential financial impacts and benefits of Cisco Data Center Optimization Services? Discover how organizations saw up to 119% ROI and less than one-year payback with Cisco Services in this Forrester Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) Study.
  • Slideshow

    10 ways MBAs make work hell for IT

    Posted July 14, 2014 - 6:00 am

    Want to test an IT pro's patience? Just bring in a manager with an MBA, and watch the magic unfold
  • HP, Intel, GM and Walmart demand changes to renewable energy industry

    Posted July 11, 2014 - 4:00 pm

    Frustrated by a lack of renewable energy and a purchasing system that's too complicated, a dozen major US companies have joined an initiative to force the government and utilities to change.
  • Question

    What companies have the strongest commitment to environmentally responsible data centers?

    Posted July 11, 2014 - 5:44 am

    Data centers use a huge amount of energy, and that amount is increasing as more data centers are constructed and expanded. I’ve seen various estimates, but they consume at least 2% of all electricity used in the US. That’s a lot of energy, and a lot of money.
  • White Paper

    Economic Value of HP ConvergedSystem 700x with Microsoft Hyper-V

    Posted July 10, 2014 - 5:32 pm

    Read this whitepaper to learn more about ESG's analysis of the costs and benefits-and ultimate economic value-associated with deploying and managing HP ConvergedSystem 700x with Microsoft Hyper-V.
  • White Paper

    Economic Value of HP ConvergedSystem 700x with VMware vSphere

    Posted July 10, 2014 - 5:31 pm

    Read this whitepaper to learn more about ESG's analysis of the costs and benefits-and ultimate economic value-associated with deploying and managing HP ConvergedSystem 700x with VMware vSphere.
  • White Paper

    HP ConvergedSystem 300 for Virtualization Solution Architecture

    Posted July 10, 2014 - 5:31 pm

    HP ConvergedSystem 300 for Virtualization has been designed to address one of today's top priorities for IT organizations - deploying applications faster through virtualization but in a way that does not increase IT complexity.
  • White Paper

    Getting the Most from Your Virtualized Data Center

    Posted July 10, 2014 - 5:31 pm

    In this paper, we look at the greatest challenges faced by IT departments, and how traditional configurations, processes, and organizations are poorly-equipped to handle today's workplace.
  • White Paper

    Taking a Fresh Look at Data Center Virtualization

    Posted July 10, 2014 - 5:31 pm

    In this white paper, we look at how an open data center virtualization solution can become the cornerstone of your IT optimization effort.
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