Infrastructure Management

Infrastructure management news, trends, analysis and practical advice

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Oracle's infrastructure business focuses on bare metal to go after AWS

Rather than starting from the low end of the infrastructure market and working its way up, Oracle is starting at the top and working its way down, using powerful, bare metal servers.

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Oracle is gunning for AWS with new infrastructure offering

Larry Ellison has a message for Amazon Web Services: Oracle will give Amazon a run for its money in the cloud market.

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Bank of England wants next payment system to be blockchain-ready

The Bank of England wants to open its interbank settlement service to blockchain technologies as part of a major revamp of the system.

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HPE offloads software arm to Micro Focus in $8.8 billion 'spin-merge'

Hewlett Packard Enterprise will spin off and merge what it considers its non-core software assets with UK-based enterprise software firm Micro Focus in a deal worth $8.8 billion, the company announced Wednesday.

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Nutanix acquires PernixData and Calm.io

Nutanix has snapped up a couple of companies, PernixData and Calm.io, to extend its enterprise cloud platform.

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IT asset management: How to be efficient

Businesses are always looking for ways to reduce costs through improved workflows. An effective way of accomplishing this is to scope and control the number of assets used within IT.

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Capitulation? Mirantis refactors OpenStack on top of Kubernetes

It's turtles all the way down, but does this news mark a turning point for OpenStack?

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IT service desk suites: The features users love and hate

Enterprise IT managers describe the best and worst features of four leading IT service management suites: ServiceNow, Zendesk, CA Service Desk Manager and BMC Remedy.

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Mobile management vendors compared

We have the goods on 11 top vendors, in 10 different features categories.

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Mobile management takes on apps, content

Enterprise mobile management suites are adding app- and content-management features to the roster of duties they perform.

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A look inside the Microsoft Local Administrator Password Solution

Finally, a way around the problem of administrator passwords that are identical across machines, just waiting to be scooped up in pass-the-hash-attacks.

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Infrastructure monitoring products: Users pinpoint the best and worst features

Monitoring software for servers, networks and applications is supposed to help IT departments spot problems early and avoid business downtime. At IT Central Station, IT managers provide their peers with insights about the pros and...

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Cisco: How the Digital Network Architecture can help the network

At Interop 2016, Network World spoke with Cisco's Jeff Reed about how the company's new Digital Network Architecture will help enterprise networks with easier deployment, improving security and providing for new digital benefits.

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Physical security and the Internet of Things

At Interop 2016, Network World spoke with Vince Ricco from Axis Communications about the impact of adding Internet of Things devices (sensors, video cameras, etc.) to the network. While bandwidth needs might not increase dramatically,...

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IDC’s guide to avoiding vendor lock-in

Download a free IDC report that’s full of advice to help enterprise IT customers recognize “vendor control points,” gain leverage in negotiations, and retain the option to switch vendors if necessary.

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5 must-have network tools

IT pros are bullish on these five products.

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How BMC’s CEO plans to cut your IT costs by a third

More than two years after going private, a revitalized BMC is focusing squarely on enabling your company’s digital transformation.

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Assessing the U.S. power grid after Ukraine

Security in the U.S. power sector is taken very seriously. But of course security can always be tighter.

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