- January 20, 2016
With the rapid maturation of container virtualization, IT administrators should be prepared to adopt and manage containers earlier than they expected.
- January 20, 2016
It's January, people, and you know what that means -- awards season! Not one to be left out of the party, Modern Infrastructure is happy to announce the winners of its third annual Impact Awards, where readers, industry experts and editors weigh in ...
- December 18, 2015
Docker could become the next generation compute platform, and even replace server virtualization, but the container technology has some growing up to do first.
- November 25, 2015
Joyent bet big on containers to compete in the cloud market, and the company's CTO Bryan Cantrill has plenty to say about the state of containers and what needs to change.
- November 18, 2015
Docker has added greater control for IT ops and new container security tools, along with its containers as a service offering.
- November 10, 2015
As an insurance provider, Hiscox took a leap of faith embracing (supported) open source Puppet config management and DevOps. It's paid off, but still brings challenges.
- October 22, 2015
Docker has acquired container management provider Tutum to help transition its much talked about technology from an intriguing, emerging technology to one that can be trusted to run in production.
- October 20, 2015
The total cost of ownership for DCIM has dropped over the past few years as more data centers use the tech.
- September 24, 2015
HP's upgraded IT service management offerings are part of the soon-to-be HP Enterprise's efforts to turn IT departments into service brokers.
- September 17, 2015
There is a lot of warm weather on the horizon. But data center operators shouldn't let that fool them in to thinking that they shouldn't worry about water conservation. Data centers are major water hogs, right up there with farms and golf courses. ...
- September 17, 2015
For infrastructure and operations teams, the growth of application containers is both good news and bad.
- September 09, 2015
The first-ever Developer Day at VMworld 2015 was the virtualization giant's first crack at courting a new developer and DevOps audience.
- August 24, 2015
The light may be at the end of the tunnel in the quest to combine IT ops monitoring onto a single pane of glass.
- August 21, 2015
IT pros at TurboTax spotted trouble with big data search times on Vertica after standing up 40 new servers and the tax deadline just weeks away.
- August 05, 2015
Data center operators can use tools already in place to create IT asset management strategies that yield millions in savings.
- July 28, 2015
There are ways to combine DCIM and ITSM systems in the data center that give even better visibility.
- July 21, 2015
A software developer with a proven track record at HP and Macys.com offers tips to make DevOps principles work for enterprise.
- July 16, 2015
When evaluating a new technology, some people like to go all in, with gusto, and adopt it hook line and sinker. Then there are folks whose MO is to take baby steps: Dip a toe in the water and do a lengthy proof of concept. What's right for any given...
- July 09, 2015
The NYSE outage has been pegged on gateways that were misconfigured for a software release, something that can be prevented with automation.
- July 09, 2015
HP is scheduled to split into two new companies this fall, opening the door for IT shops to renegotiate contracts.
- July 07, 2015
Red Hat users are in the midst of transitioning to Satellite 6 and have found some potholes -- and some big plusses -- in the move from version 5.
- June 26, 2015
Pick up a cartful of DevOps advice from retailer Target, which moved to the DevOps culture in its data centers with a balance of stability and innovation.
- June 23, 2015
VMware adds a few more pieces to its cloud-native apps and open source initiatives, this time with Docker container tools to reel in developers.
- June 18, 2015
There's technology hype and then there are true trends that affect data centers long-term. These 10 trends are sure to have an impact beyond 2015.
- June 16, 2015
It's hard to predict which novelties will become mainstays, and which will be has-beens. One current hot technology is hyperconvergence, the subject of Alex Barrett's article in our May issue, "The Hyperconvergence Effect." Is hyperconvergence a ...
- June 05, 2015
HP has delivered an open source project that unifies the user experience for disparate applications.
- May 19, 2015
Just when you thought you had driven the last nail in the coffin of old-school IT, you find out it's back -- albeit with a twist.
Remember operating system-level virtualization? This method of server virtualization is back with a vengeance ...
- May 15, 2015
The mistakes, best practices and tools that Facebook shares from its migration to Chef configuration management apply to your DevOps shop too.
- April 30, 2015
Google's Kubernetes open source project has generated considerable traction in the bourgeoning container orchestration space.
- April 14, 2015
Seven years after its birth, the frenzy around cloud is beginning to subside. IT organizations have embraced public cloud for some workloads, and built private clouds for others.
IT is having productive discussions about which applications to ...
- April 10, 2015
The value of SDDC in the enterprise is becoming better understood, but widespread uptake is rare.
- April 02, 2015
The new Chef Delivery tool gives DevOps teams a workflow engine that moves code through build, test and production deployments and much more.
- March 17, 2015
There are plenty of new approaches to address ever-growing data needs, including scale-out vs. scale-up designs, the shift from hierarchical file systems to object storage, and the Hadoop Distributed File System. Pretty soon there will be absolutely...
- March 06, 2015
Linux containers are nothing new. But with the rise of Docker, Red Hat Atomic Host is being rolled out as an OS focusing on security and the surrounding infrastructure.
- March 02, 2015
A trio of Docker orchestration tools gives users a means to manage at scale and a native alternative to third-party software already filling the void.
- February 24, 2015
Cloud, colocation, convergence and more. See where five IT pros predict these data center technologies are headed in 2015.
- February 17, 2015
When it comes to enterprise software, quality is key. The software development process is lengthy, but vendors have a lot to consider when churning out newer versions.
- February 16, 2015
Expectations set by the public cloud around self-service and speed of deployment are beginning to creep into the enterprise. In the early days of cloud, developers were so wowed -- and the controls around accessing it were so loose -- that many ...
- January 30, 2015
You don't have to be a psychic to forecast the year ahead in data center technologies. See how 2014 panned out for data center pros.
- January 09, 2015
The Modern Infrastructure 2015 Impact Awards winners are here. After months of ...
- January 09, 2015
Docker containers and the ecosystem around them grew exponentially in 2014, but don't expect mass adoption by the enterprise class in 2015.
- December 19, 2013
A new marketing software company got a leg up on DevOps using a new managed service from Rackspace.
- June 27, 2013
Users say Puppet Enterprise 3.0 is a boon, but some industry experts say Puppet's declarative configuration management approach is subject to debate.
- April 26, 2013
DevOps requires a hefty toolbox for managing code builds; IT pros identified 10 DevOps tools -- beyond Chef and Puppet -- that are hot right now.
- August 20, 2012
Alan Robertson discusses how his Assimilation Monitoring Project may bring about the demise of the "Monitoring Sucks" movement.
- June 11, 2012
Conventional wisdom says that it’s hard to hire for DevOps. People who have done it say most organizations simply go about it wrong.
- February 01, 2012
A new, lower-cost alternative to Microsoft systems management tools from SolarWinds offers patch management and remote management.
- April 16, 2008
Cittio's Watchtower 3.1 brings command center-style network and systems monitoring to large enterprises with features like root-cause analysis and autodiscovery.
- June 19, 2007
Agentless performance monitoring software eased server maintenance for IT staff at The Regence Group without sacrificing the quality of the data.
- April 09, 2007
CA has released Workload Automation, job scheduling software that helps IT managers schedule and automate workloads across mainframe, Unix and x86 platforms.
- August 30, 2006
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.