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Case Study: Protecting your data centre during power-outage season

Overhead lines pose risk in rough weather, but they're better than you think

Case Study: Simplify the workplace with IT data centre consolidation (part 2)

Here's how a range of organisations have managed to shrink IT and stay in one piece

Virtualisation dangers and how to avoid them

There remain plenty of risks attached to virtualisation

Virtual recovery to the rescue

VMs can help build disaster recovery and high availability solutions

Case Study: Linux desktop grows up, eyes corporate users

The open-source OS is looking more like a viable alternative to Windows

Case Study: Server upgrade with no upside

Our salespeople had no data, no calendars, no contacts, no e-mail, no access to documents

Case Study: Supercomputer users plan fast quad adoption

Users of high-performance computers are planning for quad-core processors

Case Study: AlphaServer users face hardware decisions

Users forced to decide whether to make a last hardware upgrade or move to a new platform.

Case Study: Open source unlocks options for many businesses

Smaller businesses look to open source for advanced technologies.

Case Study: City reshapes IT systems to help in rebuilding effort

Hurricane Katrina disaster offers opportunities.

Desktop virtualisation: making PCs manageable (part 1)

IT managers are centralising PC provisioning -- and it works

Fun with OpenVZ

Making more of SWsoft's open source virtualisation system

Case Study: The case of the disappearing data centre

You hired experts to ship your equipment to a new location. Any other brilliant ideas?

Case Study: HSBC goes virtual

New virtual infrastructure saves money and the environment

Case Study: Simplify the workplace with IT data centre consolidation (part 1)

Here's how a range of organisations have managed to shrink IT and stay in one piece.

Case Study: High-performance computing moves mainstream

IT can help cut costs -- if CIOs first learn how, says General Motors' HPC chief

Fun with OpenVZ

OpenVZ lacks only the management tools available in its commercial subling Virtuozzo.

Case Study: When it comes to IT energy costs, little steps can save a lot

IT managers are turning more attention to the cost of power

10 rules for OS upgrades

With Windows Vista nearly upon us, it's time to devise a deployment plan

Case Study: Linux does the job

A human resources firm reaps rewards from its virtualised Linux application infrastructure.

Case Study: Data centre managers embrace server virtualisation

Some users sceptical of open source options, say conference attendees

Case Study: Supercomputing slow to win over supply chains

Despite market pressure, adoption hurdles remain

Case Study: LinuxWorld showcases business cases for Linux

Open source is maturing to the point where it is handling mission-critical workloads

Case Study: 'Green' technology gets attention of big power users

Interest in energy alternatives for data centres is growing

Case Study: Managing the virtual realm

Be prepared to say goodbye to many of your tried-and-true techniques as you step into virtual-server management.


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