Moving data to the cloud? Read this first

July 05, 2011
Protecting cloud-based infrastructure from downtime and data loss requires new skills and new approaches
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Calling all admins: Know thy applications

June 27, 2011
Digging into application performance characteristics can help you deliver solid service levels and fight unnecessary spending
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A new role for the amazing solid-state drive

June 20, 2011
EMC provides a glimpse of how SSDs will improve enterprise storage performance -- by finding a home on the server itself
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Say, does anyone know how to work this cloud thing?

June 13, 2011
Too often, eager businesses overlook the time and skill set investment necessary to realize the benefits of cloud services
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How to take Amazon EC2 for a test-drive

June 06, 2011
With a few simple steps, you can stand up a capable virtual Linux server using Amazon Web Services in minutes. Best of all, it's free for a whole year
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Blade servers and convergence pick up steam

May 31, 2011
Blade servers are marching into the data center in increasing numbers -- often dragging converged networking with them
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The good and bad of storage benchmarking

May 23, 2011
SPC-1 and SPC-2 benchmarks are often quoted in press releases, but what good are they in real life?
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It's official: SSDs rule the high end

May 16, 2011
Recent SPC-1 tests of Texas Memory Systems SSDs suggest that, soon enough, we'll think about spinning disks the same way we think about tape today
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What the converged data center really means

May 09, 2011
A big step in the relentless march toward data center efficiency, network convergence will shake up traditional IT roles
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The greatest IT stories never told

May 02, 2011
Two real-life IT misadventures defy belief -- and offer food for thought on how the whole mess might have been avoided
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