Robert Causseaux, email@example.com, 4/16/2014 Comment now
Cloud computing, virtualization, software-defined networking, and similar technologies have helped advance businesses, but they have also helped generate a greater amount of data that only continues to grow. As more datacenter facilities are created to store and manage all this information, efficiency and sustainability will become essential factors for ...
I wish I had the magic-bullet solution to all of the issues that the Heartbleed vulnerability has exposed. As sys admins around the world scramble to patch their servers -- hoping that the patches not only close the vulnerability but don't open up new holes -- there will come a time when people have to take a serious look at how to prevent something like ...
As part of an effort to modernize its datacenters completely, Bank of America has launched its Project Greenfield initiative, through which the IT organization of one of the world's largest financial institutions will become more agile by systematically wiping away much of the legacy IT infrastructure in favor of a fully integrated data architecture.
It's funny how if you pitched a bunch of big company executives on software that helped them deliver on the promises of green IT by reducing their energy usage, even as datacenter performance improved, a significant portion of them would growl that they are business people, not environmental activists. They will further attest that global warming is a scam.
With the successful completion of an industry plug-fest, a new storage interface has made its debut. This is NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory-express), which removes much of the current storage stack in the server, simplifies and speeds drive performance, and lowers system overhead.
One thing I learned in an earlier role, when I managed product evaluations and comparisons for a publication, was that saying something nice about one vendor's database management system brought out competitors snarling like dogs going after raw meat. It wasn't pretty.
The laws of physics play a much larger role in IT than most organizations realize. From magnetic storage to the actual density of the datacenter environment as a whole, the amount of space and time required to process is at the core of just about every major IT decision.
My feeling of remorse leaves me someplace between the boom of fireworks making me realize that I forgot to go to a Fourth of July cookout and waking up on December 26 and discovering that I'd slept through Christmas. Guess the potato salad will go back and those gifts will be delivered a day late.