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  • One in three datacentre servers is a zombie

    A new study says that 30% of all physical servers in data centers are comatose, or are using energy but delivering no useful information. What's remarkable is that that percentage hasn't changed since 2008, when a separate study showed the same thing.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau20 June 15 02:36
  • Five network trends challenging the enterprise

    As cloud computing, big data and the deployment of mega-scale data centers accelerates, organizations need to continually recalibrate and evolve the network. This challenge has led to the development of new technologies and standards designed to increase and optimize network capacity, security and flexibility, all while keeping a lid on cost. Here are the top five trends as we see them:

    Written by By Nicholas Ilyadis08 June 15 20:35
  • CenturyLink's new data center runs on water

    Communications and data services provider CenturyLink has opened a new data center that gets 85% of its power from nearby dams.

    Written by Lucas Mearian15 May 15 00:20
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  • The top 10 supercomputers in the world, 20 years ago

    In 1995, the top-grossing film in the U.S. was Batman Forever. (Val Kilmer as Batman, Jim Carrey as the Riddler, Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face. Yeah.) The L.A. Rams were moving back to St. Louis, and Michael Jordan was moving back to the Bulls. Violence was rife in the Balkans. The O.J. trial happened.

    Written by Jon Gold15 July 15 04:39
  • How IT automation put fast food maker on fast track to success

    Software management solutions are about automating business and IT operational processes within a single framework, so customers can lower their cost of operations while increasing IT agility. These companies help simplify the complexity of large projects/tasks and facilitate team collaboration. Features include resource and staff management, coordinating schedules, company budgets, task assignments, and time and risk analysis.

    Written by JD Sartain15 May 15 01:10
  • Debunking the myths about scale-up architectures

    <em>This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.</em>

    Written by By Ferhat Hatay, Fujitsu Oracle Center of Excellence10 Feb. 15 06:57
  • Will enhanced servers do away with need for switches?

    As more and more servers are virtualized, connections between them are increasingly handled by virtual switches running on the same servers, begging the question, does <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2165935/data-center/how-facebook-aims-to-reinvent-hardware.html">the top of rack data center network switch</a><a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2599508/infrastructure-management/manage-infrastructure-convergence-without-losing-your-grip.html">ultimately get subsumed into the server</a>?

    Written by Jim Duffy08 Jan. 15 02:59

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