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One of the best places to go for cloud services today is IBM. IBM’s cloud computing solutions are among the best in the market, and the three distinct types of services they offer mean that they have a solution for you, regardless of what you’re looking for. In a nutshell, ...
Just because a given technology gets all of the press in the CIO magazines doesn’t mean that it’s right for your company. In fact, many of the solutions held so dear by the IT press machine are really little more than the outcome of an effective marketing effort from one te...
From IT budgets to data center configuration, no area of IT is being left untouched by the advent of cloud computing. As more and more applications are moved to the cloud, we’re going to see more and more changes within our IT departments. Smart IT leaders will recognize some of ...
Virtualization technology and the use of cloud computing are no longer just interesting technology ideas. They’re an essential part of any effective IT strategy. Getting the right solutions in place for the right business needs can be a challenge, but it’s one that has a me...
Considering an upgrade to HP's G7 ProLiant Servers? Check out this online calculator to add up your savings. Click here to begin: http://www.hproicalc.com/forms/G7_Toolkit_Calc (If this link doesn't work, simply cut and paste into your browser) By simply selecting your current server ...
Greening the data center is about more than just saving the planet. For many folks, it’s about cutting your data center budget, controlling costs and continuing to provide increased amounts of IT services with less resources. There is a very specific financial incentive to reduce your ...
Most customers can fit quite nicely within your business structure, allowing you to provide the best service possible without negotiating. However, other customers may want you to make concessions in your price, product or policy to win – and keep – their business. There ar...
If there’s  one thing that Oracle is good at, it is raising the bar in terms of expectations. The software giant has changed up its game in recent days with moves such as the acquisition of Sun Microsystems. Today, two specific moves show that Oracle is now doing what it can...
Today, the concept of disaster recovery has taken a back seat to the idea of business continuity. This is a good thing, and it means that your business can continue to meet its objectives, even in the face of disasters. Technologies like cloud computing have helped to make it so that y...
The goal of any enterprise IT department should be to provide services such that business processes can operate as efficiently and as effectively as possible. When IT services are optimized, the entire organization can reduce its costs – from sales to marketing to administration ...
One area that often gets a bit muddled when we’re talking about cloud computing is this idea of a thin client. Because cloud-based services are delivered via the Internet and, in most cases, a web browser, the natural tendency is to devalue the actual client piece, as all you tru...
Data center management has never been an easy proposition, but in today’s complex environment it’s even more so. Your staff is dealing with a greater number of technologies, more applications and more servers (virtual as well as physical) than ever before. Maintaining and a...
Virtualization has been, in many ways, a great boon to many businesses and organizations. Virtualization allows companies to be able to get the most bang for their hardware buck, reduce their data center footprint and even cut costs for things like power and cooling. However, one of th...
Virtualization isn’t just an option anymore for the data center: it’s a necessity. There just isn’t enough rack space, enough cooling power or enough money in the electricity budget to push a new server into production every time a business unit decides it needs addit...
Setting aside the recent controversy and struggles between the two companies over Mark Hurd’s move from HP to Oracle, HP has recently announced a new set of solutions that are designed to run a number of Oracle apps via a private cloud architecture. Hurd’s move took place after a scan...
The release of the much-anticipated Fusion Applications from Oracle will be made available on a general basis beginning in the first quarter of 2011. Fusion Applications is designed to be a next-gen combination of Oracle’s mainstream offerings, including PeopleSoft, the E-Business Suit...
You probably already know that Oracle has some of the most effective and efficient virtualization solutions on the market today. Oracle server virtualization solutions are a wonderful way to increase your data center’s utilization, reduce your power and cooling needs and, perhaps...
The data explosion has caused IT departments and data centers of all shapes and sizes to experience a significant sprawl. In turn, this sprawl has pushed the IT function to the brink, and created a situation in which there are often multiple systems or applications that are essentially...
The modern data center relies on its cooling and power consumption technologies to keep pace with its ever growing footprint. The biggest problem that data centers face in this area, however, is that necessary facilities improvements are rarely a consideration early on in the deploymen...
If you’ve spent any time at all looking for ways to improve the efficiency and the reliability of your business’ IT function or data center, then you’ve certainly looked into virtualization. Virtualization increases your utilization, provides more efficient high-level...
Cloud computing has, in many ways, saved the day for IT departments. No longer able to provide the kinds of service levels that their businesses need at a cost they can afford, IT departments have looked to cloud providers to meet their application service needs. For many businesses, t...
Virtualization has been, in many ways, a great boon to many businesses and organizations. Virtualization allows companies to be able to get the most bang for their hardware buck, reduce their data center footprint and even cut costs for things like power and cooling. However, one of th...
IT budgets are tighter than ever, but in some ways that’s actually all right. The rapid rise of virtualization technologies have increased the degree to which the IT function is able to automate its processes. These technologies have come along at the right time, and have given I...
While there are exceptions to the rule, most customers do not enter a business with unrealistic expectations or unreasonable demands. With this in mind, it should be easy to provide customer service that satisfies the bulk of the clientele that walks through your doors. If you are just...
Not wanting to be outdone or left behind when it comes to its small and medium business customers, HP has announced an array of new products and upgrades aimed at those customers. HP is trying to help their customers in these markets, many of whom have been hit hard by the tough econom...
Some technological advances can really shake the data center to the core. 10 Gigabit Ethernet has been one of those technologies. The tiered network that has been so prevalent in data centers for the past decade is being questioned, and it comes up wanting. Enterprises are moving more ...
We have recently discussed the fact that the some of the best virtualization tools come from Oracle.  Here's the rest of the story... Oracle Storage and Middleware Virtualization. Oracle also offers a number of storage and middleware technologies to increase your flexibility, impr...
Virtualization is the best way for a data center or an entire IT department to make the most of their existing resources, to provide top-level security and to insure that business critical functions have the systems and network resources that they need. Some of the best virtualization ...
While server virtualization has, in many ways, been a fairly straightforward and streamlined process for most organizations, the prospect of desktop virtualization is much more daunting. Server virtualization is relatively transparent to its end users, but desktop virtualization opens ...
One of the major components of a cloud computing environment is, without a doubt, virtualization. Virtualization enables the cloud to provide virtualized servers to clients via the cloud, without having to rely on specific, individualized physical servers. The cloud offers a number of...
The umbrella of cloud computing is a big one. Like any technology in the early stages of adoption, there are competing models, each claiming to be the optimal configuration and each, more than likely, suited to specific kinds of businesses and specific kinds of business needs. Indeed, ...
The conventional wisdom says that utilizing the cloud is almost always a more cost-effective solution than the alternatives. However, there may be some instances in which colocation may actually cost you less than cloud solutions. How is this possible? Well, according to a study by the...
Effective storage management is a key priority for just about any company, or at least it should be. Quality, reliable and efficient storage management tools are the most important component in an effective storage management strategy. For businesses and organizations relying on z/OS, ...
Recently, Oracle began shipping Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder and Oracle WebLogic Suite Virtualization Option. These two Java virtualization tools for WebLogic are expected to be an integral part of the new Sun software offerings, which are in the middle of being revised in order to ...
Data center cooling and power utilization have always been concerns, but over the past few years the problem has grown exponentially. As the need for data collection, analysis and storage has grown, so has the data center. Ours is a time of IT infrastructure sprawl, and if you’re...
As anyone in IT will tell you, one of the biggest concerns about using cloud computing solutions is security. The cost benefits of cloud computing are immediate and obvious, and in most cases concerns about performance can be alleviated rather quickly. But security is an entirely diffe...
One of the hottest topics surrounding data centers today is the issue of server consolidation. If you want to get ahead, save your organization money and provide better levels of service with less money, server consolidation is one important part of your overall IT strategy. Knowing a ...
If it is up to some of the virtualization providers out there, organizations will be buying fewer and fewer services in the coming years, and they’ll be investing a whole lot more of their IT budget into integrated infrastructure packages. Virtualization has, in the minds of some...
If there’s one thing that the vast majority of tech experts and, more importantly tech investors, agree on, in is the fact that cloud computing is becoming and will continue to become more dominant over the next few years. In fact, most speculate that the cloud will become more r...
Growing hardware and software needs can eat away at a data center’s resources very quickly. When a business grows or changes, it can be difficult at best to stay in lock step with those changing business needs. Simple tasks such as change management or provisioning start taking u...