Welcome to BlogNotions' Data Center Blog

The BlogNotions Data Center Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the data center industry. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the latest technology and software, best practices for storing data, recommendations for choosing various data center solutions, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions,and collaborate freely.

GDPR goes into effect May 25 2018 Are You Ready?

GDPR goes into effect May 25 2018 Are You Ready? The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) go into effect in a year on May 25 2018 are you ready? Why Become GDPR Aware If your initial response is that you are not in Europe and do not need to be concerned about GDPR […]

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Dell EMC World 2017 Day One news announcement summary

Dell EMC World 2017 Day One news announcement summary This is the first day of the first combined Dell EMC World 2017 being held in Las Vegas Nevada. Last year’s event in Las Vegas was the end of the EMC World, while this being the first of the combined Dell EMC World events that succeeded […]

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Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) Overview Preview Review

Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) Overview Preview Review Perhaps you are aware or use Microsoft Azure, how about Azure Stack? This is part one of a two-part series looking at Microsoft Azure Stack providing an overview, preview and review. Read part two here that looks at my experiences installing Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview […]

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Azure Stack TP3 Overview Preview Review Part II

Azure Stack TP3 Overview Preview (Part II) Install Review This is part two of a two-part series looking at Microsoft Azure Stack with a focus on my experiences installing Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) including into a nested VMware vSphere ESXi environment. Read part one here that provides a general overview of Azure […]

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Dell EMC Announce Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud Solution

Dell EMC Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud Solution Dell EMC have announced their Microsoft Azure Stack hybrid cloud platform solutions. This announcement builds upon earlier statements of support and intention by Dell EMC to be part of the Microsoft Azure Stack community. For those of you who are not familiar, Azure Stack is an on premise […]

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Creating a sustainable data center

The importance of data centers for society has changed. Public life, economy, and society as a whole depend to a very large extend on the proper functioning of data centers, and they can be seen as a critical infrastructure that is also intertwined with other critical infrastructures. This creates societal and “moral” pressure and obligation […]

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Alexa and Fortune 500 CDN Marketshare – 11 Mar 2015

This post provides marketshare analysis for CDN services and top Alexa and US Fortune 500 websites. We compile this marketshare using a variety of techniques including CNAME chain analysis, ASN and IP/CIDR matching, multi-level site crawling, and related domain associations. We attempt to filter out known white labeled SaaS sites using a filter list. The […]

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Alexa and Fortune 500 Compute Marketshare – 11 Mar 2015

This post provides marketshare analysis for compute services (virtual machines) and top Alexa and US Fortune 500 websites. We compile this marketshare using a variety of techniques including ASN and IP/CIDR matching, multi-level site crawling, and related domain associations. We attempt to filter out known white labeled SaaS sites using a filter list. The network […]

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Alexa and Fortune 500 DNS Marketshare – 11 Mar 2015

This post provides current marketshare statistics for managed DNS services amongst top Alexa websites and US Fortune 500 companies. The methodology used to collect this data is explained in a prior post. Zoom Diagram This diagram provides a snapshot of managed DNS marketshare for top 1,000 Alexa websites. Zoom Diagram This diagram provides historical DNS […]

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Mobility and Cloud Computing and the need for a new security concept

The current modern way of doing business and service provisioning is based on openness and agility. This brings the traditional security concept in which an organization is positioned as an “information fortress” strongly under pressure. The traditional perimeter is vanishing and sensitive information travel outside your organization in many ways on many different devices. Mobility […]

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