• May 17, 2007 17 May'07

    Service level management software gets interesting

    When service level management software first arrived on the scene it was mostly a reporting tool with a pretty dashboard. But new SLM approaches can either integrate existing tools or employ a single consolidated monitoring architecture to control ...

  • April 13, 2007 13 Apr'07

    Change and configuration management cut firm's downtime

    State Street Corp., one of the largest financial firms in the country, implemented change and configuration management software and hasn't had any configuration-related downtime since.

  • April 09, 2007 09 Apr'07

    CA's Workload Automation incorporates Cybermation ESP job scheduler

    CA has released Workload Automation, job scheduling software that helps IT managers schedule and automate workloads across mainframe, Unix and x86 platforms.

  • April 02, 2007 02 Apr'07

    Start data center documentation now, AFCOM speaker says

    Data center documentation -- writing down step-by-step procedures for everything in your facility can help you run operations more efficiently with less downtime.

  • March 27, 2007 27 Mar'07

    Cirba jumpstarts firm's server consolidation project

    Mentor Graphics plans to undergo a server consolidation project with the help of software vendor Cirba so that it can save on space, and reduce power and cooling costs.

  • March 19, 2007 19 Mar'07

    TPC-C benchmark gives way to OLTP successor

    The Transaction Processing Performance Council has a new transaction performance benchmark that it says is more real-world.

  • February 01, 2007 01 Feb'07

    Time to deal with daylight saving

    Daylight-saving time starts two weeks early this year. To prepare, data centers managers must patch their systems – or risk facing "multiple little aggravations."

  • January 19, 2007 19 Jan'07

    Log management eases SAS 70 auditing burden

    Software delivery firm Intraware uses Splunk, a log management tool, to search log files and generate reports for SAS 70 auditors, saving time on SOX compliance.

  • January 16, 2007 16 Jan'07

    HP server management software tracks power usage

    HP has upgraded Insight Control, its server management software, to include a power management tool, and to alert data center managers when hardware warranties are about to expire.

  • December 13, 2006 13 Dec'06

    Data center vendor trends from Gartner's Data Center Conference

    Looking for a round-up of the latest data center product trends? Here is a list of the top technologies announced at Gartner's recent year-end data center conference.

  • November 29, 2006 29 Nov'06

    Server specs: CA updates Unicenter ASM for virtual servers

    CA updates Unicenter ASM to manage physical and virtual machines from multiple vendors; Syska Hennessy forms committee to help it build more efficient facilities; HP announces tech grants; and IBM settles lawsuit with employees regarding overtime ...

  • August 30, 2006 30 Aug'06

    HP's data center consolidation provides management insights

    HP plans to reign in apps and hardware configurations for its in-house data center consolidation project. Execs offer more specifics and strategies on the company's move from 85 facilities down to six.

  • August 17, 2006 17 Aug'06

    Is systems management software ready for RSS?

    RSS has gotten popular on the Web for its ability to filter information on the Internet. Now there is talk that RSS could be used in the data center as part of systems management software.

  • June 21, 2006 21 Jun'06

    HP rolls out OpenView systems management products

    Hewlett-Packard released three programs from its OpenView systems management software line that it says will better help companies run their IT departments as a business.

  • June 13, 2006 13 Jun'06

    The rush to fill virtualization management gaps

    Significant gaps remain in virtualization management tools needed to optimize those solutions, industry analysts and enterprise users say. But help may be on the way.