Blogs: Data Center

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It's the 1980s, and this IT contractor is working on a big project to install an accounting system for a utility in the days before ERP. And with a little downtime on his hands, he gets his first opportunity to try using a virtual machine.

April 18, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

This state transportation department uses computer science students from a local university as programming interns, and everyone is happy with the arrangement -- until one intern learns how to bring down the mainframe.

April 04, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

This four-person team of sysadmins are good about sharing after-hours responsibility for a large cluster of midrange computers. But then a new member of the team arrives who's not exactly a team player.

March 28, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

Tami and Tony taken out behind the barn.

Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) new CEO is doing some spring-cleaning. Looks like Tami Reller's getting the blame for Windows 8, and there's simply no reason to keep Tony Bates hanging around like the metaphorical bad smell.

In other news, Scrooled-meister Mark Penn is getting a promotion. Oh brother.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers eyeroll until their extraocular muscles scream for mercy. Not to mention: MC Chris crosses the nerdcore streams, in tribute to Harold Ramis...

March 03, 2014 6:02 AM EST

Flashback to 1975, when this pilot fish gets his first IT job as the night computer operator for a regional savings and loan, where the disks show errors almost every night -- but there's a standard procedure for dealing with that.

February 21, 2014 6:00 AM EST
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It's always entertaining for me to take a look back at my previous predictions, so I decided to go back and re-read my previous attempts at foreseeing the future direction of storage, and review my hits and misses. Let's just say I was 10 years too early

February 13, 2014 6:00 AM EST

IT services company is running a group of remote data centers for a large automotive parts distributor. But when one support call consists of nothing but "My printer is down!" this pilot fish has to try something different.

February 06, 2014 6:00 AM EST

This little outfit installs accounting and manufacturing systems for small businesses, and the small staff uses two-letter codes to track root causes of problems. But one customer's processing error requires a new code.

February 05, 2014 6:00 AM EST

It's many years ago, and this IT director pilot fish is responsible for computer services for dozens of hospitals -- and one of the biggest challenges is cranking out 20,000 payroll checks with 1960s technology.

January 31, 2014 6:00 AM EST

AMD Opteron A1100, based on ARM Cortex-A57.

AMD unveils its 64-bit ARM server processor and motherboard at the Open Compute Summit. Will this mean low power and decent performance? That's not yet clear.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers consider cool cloud servers.

January 29, 2014 6:15 AM EST
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