Enterprise Infrastructure Management

  • November 17, 2005 17 Nov'05

    The 64-bit push is on for Windows shops

    Microsoft's decision to make future versions of Exchange and Windows 64-bit only means IT managers may need to reassess some of their long-range hardware rollout plans.

  • November 10, 2005 10 Nov'05

    Do Windows admins lack storage management products?

    Windows managers need more help with storage, but are more products the answer? One analyst thinks better planning is the key, not new products.

  • November 09, 2005 09 Nov'05

    Are blades the next big thing in Windows servers?

    New figures show blade sales are growing in Windows shops. But others say excitement over these servers is premature.

  • November 04, 2005 04 Nov'05

    New Exchange Server freebie utilities available now

    Microsoft added to its cache of tools for Exchange Server administrators. This time, disaster recovery and performance analysis join the ever popular Best Practice Analyzer.

  • October 27, 2005 27 Oct'05

    The end of the road for Exchange Server 5.5

    It's curtains for one of Microsoft's most used enterprise products -- Exchange Server 5.5. But IT administrators have plenty of breathing room with Exchange 2000 Server.

  • October 18, 2005 18 Oct'05

    New Sun Galaxy servers poised for impact in the Windows enterprise market

    With a new line of x86 boxes, will the Windows faithful now take a second look at what Sun has to offer?

  • October 18, 2005 18 Oct'05

    Delay in database mirroring isn't changing many IT plans

    Although database mirroring was one of the features touted as making SQL Server 2005 suitable for large enterprises, Microsoft's decision not to support it in the November release is not having much impact on potential users.

  • October 10, 2005 10 Oct'05

    Checklist: What to look for in replication software

    We define nine features of replication software and explain why they are important considerations when you need to decide what kind of replication software is right for your enterprise.

  • October 06, 2005 06 Oct'05

    E-mail archiving: Hot or not?

    Compliance issues have increased the requirements for e-mail retention. But budgetary constraints and other time-sensitive projects keep e-mail archiving on the back burner for many corporations.

  • September 29, 2005 29 Sep'05

    Wintel allegiance no longer ironclad

    More Windows shops are changing their old ways and switching from Intel to Opteron. A recent study reveals a waning Wintel alliance, even as the quest for chip dominance continues.

  • September 28, 2005 28 Sep'05

    Readers' Choice admin tool: Fastpush

    We recently asked readers to tell us what their favorite admin tools are -- the utilities they just couldn't live without. Read about Fastpush.

  • August 25, 2005 25 Aug'05

    Microsoft takes steps to embed presence

    Developers have a new tool to build presence awareness into applications. What IT chooses to do with that capability is an entirely different matter.

  • August 22, 2005 22 Aug'05

    Quest shoots for cross-platform management dominance

    It's hard to find good cross-platform tools these days, but after 35 company acquisitions, Quest Software thinks it has the interoperability answer.

  • August 09, 2005 09 Aug'05

    Symantec woos IT messaging execs with integration pitch

    The firm almost synonymous with software security banks on a package of technologies for enterprise e-mail customers. But who's going to buy it?

  • July 27, 2005 27 Jul'05

    Perils and plusses of a single-vendor infrastructure

    Some businesses are standardizing on one vendor for hardware or software across their IT infrastructure, such as JetBlue's all-Windows decision. Experts discuss the merits of keeping IT simple.