Stories by Carol Sliwa

Marriott Takes Disaster Recovery, Virtualization Underground

Hurricane Katrina and the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center caused scores of companies to reconsider their disaster recovery and business continuity plans, whether they were affected by those catastrophic events or not.

Written by Carol Sliwa14 July 08 11:09

Planning virtualization moves wisely

Not so long ago, if Underwriters Laboratories needed to add three additional servers worth of computing power in three weeks, the company just bought three new units, says Kent Walker, manager of computer operations for UL. With more time for capacity analysis - which is both labor and time-intensive - Walker might be able to shift resources around and stave off the purchase. But when the need is immediate, there's no time for that.

Written by Carol Sliwa26 May 08 09:58

Linux starts to take a more central IT role

IT managers who once used Linux chiefly to support Web and file-and-print servers said at last week's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo here that they're now running key applications and databases on Linux-based systems -- a sign that the open-source software is penetrating deeper into corporate enterprises.

Written by Carol Sliwa03 March 05 14:41