How-To on Datacenter
When Facebook open sourced its data center and server specifications it paved the way for enterprises of all sizes to save money by following the social network's radical hardware designs. The Open Compute Project Foundation has formalized Facebook's designs into specs, which are freely available. Here are tips for implementing them.
Open source DD-WRT firmware can breathe new life -- and advanced features -- into your old wired or wireless router.
Businesses today store 2.2 zettabytes of data, according to a new report by Symantec, and that total is growing at a rapid clip. To control and leverage this information, you need to focus on managing it, not the device or data center.
From workload profiling to the three rules of indexing, these expert insights are sure to make your MySQL servers scream.
Amazon Web Services offer new challenges and flexibility for database admins -- here's how to avoid the pitfalls and tune for performance.
Virtualizing Tier 1 applications is a crucial step in attaining the full benefits of cloud-era architecture, but it's not a simple one. Successfully virtualizing these mission-critical applications require thought and care.
2011 was a brutal year for cloud outages, from Amazon's big one in April to dozens of others. Are you prepared for what 2012 holds?
Big data is all about storing and accessing large amounts of structured and unstructured data. However, where to put that data and how to access it have become the biggest challenges for enterprises looking to leverage the information. If you haven't yet considererd the open source Hadoop platform, now's the time.