IBM is looking to boost its mainframe business with a Linux push that includes new hardware, software and the founding of the Open Mainframe Project. The company is also contributing mainframe code to the open source community.
It's no secret that Microsoft's Windows 8 launch marks the start of a hybrid device strategy. Though the initial batches of Windows 8 hybrid devices were far from successful, the push by Microsoft to meld touch with traditional computing is starting to look better with the release of the latest generation of such devices, led its own Surface Pro 3.
Companies are turning to fault tolerant servers as a way to improve uptime without experiencing the downtime associated with high availability solutions. But fault tolerant technology may not be right for every enterprise.
Picture this. An executive at your organization gets an idea for a big project, one that adds a new product line to your company and could result in millions of additional dollars in revenue per year. The whole company is gung ho about this. The new mantra each workday is "what are we doing to advance Project X?" Cheers are sung each morning. And, of course, the IT team gets involved and spins up a number of servers, both physical and virtual, to help out the development team and put the new product or service into production.
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.
When Wakefield Canada, the exclusive distributor for Castrol in Canada, set out to replace the tablets used by their sales team, it went right to the source to figure out what to buy: The people who would be using them in the field.
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.
- Server consolidation stalled due to storage performance limits
- IO-intensive Oracle database would not consolidate with other applications
- Multiple instances of virtual applications plus the Oracle DB
- Consolidated 30 servers to 5
- 23% increase in Oracle performance after virtualization
- 6.7-to-1 data reduction
- Provisioning time reduced by 4x
- 2x increase in VMware snapshot release time