- July 29, 2009
In the economic downturn, data center managers have considered data center automation tools to try and do more with less. But what are the limitations of these tools?
- July 24, 2009
A data center colocation company now includes facility items in its configuration management database to more quickly identify which customers could be affected by an outage.
- June 04, 2009
IT monitoring software provider Zenoss has introduced a new version of its commercial IT management tool with new cloud computing, virtualization and agentless monitoring features.
- May 18, 2009
With a recession and growing enterprise acceptance of open source, open source systems management tools should do well. But many IT managers prefer proprietary tools.
- May 07, 2009
Understanding the current state of your data center is the key to improving power consumption. Armed with current information about configuration items, you can make the informed decisions to make your data center operate more efficiently.
- May 05, 2009
BDNA's Insight version 6.0 is available, with new capabilities for identifying, tracking and managing infrastructure components; Blade.org offers server consolidation tips.
- April 10, 2009
IT managers that go with smaller systems management companies for flexibility or pricing benefits should research potential vendors' viability in this down economy.
- April 09, 2009
HP updated its Business Service Automation software package with management features, and Micron Technologies validated its DDR3 memory for Intel's Xeon Nehalem processor.
- April 09, 2009
Data center managers demand cooling and power equipment manufacturers drop proprietary monitoring tools for SNMP standard dashboards.
- April 07, 2009
Zenoss is an open source monitoring tool that manages the data center infrastructure layer, including OSes, hypervisors, databases, physical boxes and more. Zenoss offers its own configuration management database, additional functionality in the ...
- April 03, 2009
BMC updated its Remedy Service Management suite and Atrium CMDB, but users are leery of jumping into a long-term CMDB deployment in this down economy.
- March 19, 2009
Small systems management companies aim their point products at practitioners rather than senior IT managers to encourage enterprises with large management frameworks to switch.
- February 26, 2009
As more companies' revenue streams move online through Web-facing services, IT managers have turned to smaller management providers for mission-critical, LAMP-stack Web environments.
- January 15, 2009
Hewlett-Packard has enhanced its Insight Dynamics -- VSE software with software tools that simplify virtual machine and physical server management, add efficiency, and reduce IT costs.
- January 05, 2009
With virtualization, one firm now dynamically provisions servers in its virtual test lab. Next up is the 'holy grail': automated server provisioning in production environments.