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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.

Server StorageIO June July 2016 Update Newsletter

Volume 16, Issue VI and VII Hello and welcome to this combined June and July (Summer) 2016 Server StorageIO update newsletter. Summer here in the northern hemisphere is in full swing with plenty of indoor, outdoor, work and fun activities taking place. There are also many things shaping up for the upcoming late summer and […]

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Some server storage I/O benchmark workload scripts (Part I)

This is part one of a two part series of posts pertaining to using some common server storage I/O benchmark tools and workload scripts. View part II here which includes the workload scrips and where to view sample results. There are various tools and workloads for server I/O benchmark testing, validation and exercising different storage […]

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Part II – Some server storage I/O workload scripts and results

This is the second in a two part series of posts pertaining to using some common server storage I/O benchmark tools and workload scripts. View part I here which includes overview, background and information about the tools used and related topics. Following are some server I/O benchmark workload scripts to exercise various storage devices such […]

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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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