The future of the data center

Where is the data center going? Browse through our collection of resources for a look into the next generation of high-performance computing architectures. You'll find insight into preparing to manage, secure, network, and back up the data center of the future, as well as strategies for expanding your data center's capabilities into a new age.

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Where is the data center going? Browse through our collection of resources for a look into the next generation of high-performance computing architectures. You'll find insight into preparing to manage, secure, network, and back up the data center of the future, as well as strategies for expanding your data center's capabilities into a new age.


LEADING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY

DATA CENTER MANAGEMENT AND SKILLS

  • Q&A: Data retention rules demand a group effort | Article
    An expert sets folks straight on the whys and how tos of meeting electronic document retention requirements in the data center.

  • Expert to CIOs: Be the 'CFO of IT' | Article
    Making data center investments isn't like buying a pair of kid's shoes -- you want to know they're going to fit in a few months. In this interview, ROI expert Tom Pisello talks to SearchCIO.com about what CIOs should be doing today to keep their data centers relevant.

  • Users fear iSeries will become extinct | Article
    There's no doubt that iSeries users believe the midrange server is being pushed out of the data center because IT pros are unaware of its advantages.

  • Job skills: What does the future hold for iSeries pros? | Column
    The iSeries job market is poised to turn around, and when it does projects on hold will start up. You can take steps now to ensure you have the right skills when that happens.

  • Managing the messaging explosion | Article
    Investments in key technologies today could spare your systems the burden of massive messaging growth, estimated at 40% per year.

DATA CENTER PERFORMANCE

  • Speed factor heightens in-memory demands | Article
    In-memory databases may not have taken over the world, but they are respected and used by large global companies who crave their speed.

  • Virtualization: Unlocking the utopian data center | Article
    Virtualization promises to bring new efficiency and cost savings to data center operations, opening the door to cheaper services for customers. Despite its success to date, the technology may need to advance significantly before provisioning IT resources is as easy as turning on a faucet.

  • Managing the messaging explosion | Article
    Investments in key technologies today could spare your systems the burden of massive messaging growth, estimated at 40% per year.

  • Speed factor heightens in-memory demand | Article
    In-memory databases may not have taken over the world, but they are respected and used by large global companies who crave their speed.

  • Leverage your network to deliver new applications | Webcast
    Listen to the archive of this webcast with Mike Jude, Research Director at Enterprise Management Associates.

DATA CENTER INFRASTRUCTURE

  • The future of storage in the Data Center | Featured Topic
    In the past few years storage's role in the data center has increased exponentially. Don't expect the trend to end. This Featured Topic looks at storage's burgeoning role in the data center.

  • XML traffic driving infrastructure spending | Article
    If a network is like a highway, think of XML messages as sport utility vehicles: They're big, bulky and there are more of them filling the roads every day. To patrol their network highways, many companies are turning to a few key XML-aware infrastructure products.

  • Data retention rules demand a group effort | Article
    An expert sets folks straight on the whys and how tos of meeting electronic document retention requirements in the data center.

  • Web services and the future data center | Webcast
    This Webcast will examine the trends and potential issues that IT operations executives will face in the future as Web service gain a dominant foothold as the IT architectural paradigm.

  • Leverage your network to deliver new applications | Webcast
    Listen to the archive of this webcast with Mike Jude, Research Director at Enterprise Management Associates.

DATA CENTER SECURITY AND RECOVERY

  • Webcast: Simplify Data Center recovery with Damian Walch | Article
    Join SearchStorage.com and Damian Walch, CISA, CBCP and CISSP and Vice President of Consulting, T-Systems for a webcast on how to "Simplify datacenter recovery". There are a number of factors in the data center that may hamper data recovery. Different application requirements, how those applications work together and how your infrastructure is set up all play key roles. View this webcast with Damian Walch to learn how you can build a distinct restoration strategy in the event of an outage.

  • Biometrics may be too pricey, complex for data center | Article
    Data center managers and experts say that biometric devices need to come down in cost, and that integration difficulties have to disappear before those tools come to represent a preferred authentication method.

  • Identity, authentication key to Web services security | Article
    Identity management and authentication are key to securing Web services. Just ask Deutsche Bank.

  • Regional disasters prompt new redundancy plans | Article
    As enterprises grow more concerned about regional disasters, they are developing new ways to keep key data and applications available in times of trouble. Some firms are moving data centers further away or outsourcing, but others are turning remote offices into in-house data centers on the cheap.

  • Time will narrow gap between physical, IT security | Article
    The convergence of physical and IT security departments within the enterprise may be inevitable, according to some CISOs and analysts, but this union will take time to form.

  • Speed factor heightens in-memory demand | Article
    In-memory databases may not have taken over the world, but they are respected and used by large global companies who crave their speed.

  • Locking down the data center of tomorrow | Webcast
    This webcast will explore a 5-10 year outlook on what the future holds for physical and information security in the data center environment.

SYSTEMS INTEROPERABILTY

PLATFORMS

  • Roundtable Q&A: Windows has no place in the future data center | Article
    What is the future of the data center as it pertains to storage? Six experts from around the storage world weigh-in on where they see storage fitting into the data center, what technologies need to improve and how Windows may not be the best fit for a large enterprise's data center.

  • Sage says MS Datacenter was wise choice | Article
    Sage Telecom is a new-enough company not to be saddled with legacy systems so, with a wide-open choice for a data center operating system, it opted for Microsoft's Datacenter Server.

  • Being a dominant data center platform takes time -- even for Linux | Article
    Experts and enterprise administrators concur that Linux's ever-improving scalability and reliability make it a viable data center platform for the near future. Real-world issues like a sour economy and potential patent fights, however, could slow its evolution, experts warn.

  • Jury still out on Microsoft's data center impact | Article
    Two years after the introduction of a version of Windows for the data center, it is difficult to assess the impact it is having on a market dominated by Unix.

  • On-demand is an exercise in utility | Article
    The on-demand revolution is coming to the data center. Will you be ready?

  • Truth and lies about Linux scalability | Article
    In this interview, Peter Honeyman, director of the Linux Scalability Project (LSP), refutes claims that Linux lags behind in scalability. Honeyman also talks about the evolution of Linux's scalability and enhancements that are coming in the 2.6 kernel.

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