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.

January 2017 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter

There is a lot going on, in and around data infrastructure server, storage, and I/O networking connectivity from a hardware, software, and services perceptive. From consumer to small/medium business (SMB), enterprise to web-scale and cloud-managed service providers, physical to virtual, spanning structured database (aka “little data”) to unstructured big data and very big fast data, […]

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Data Infrastructure Primer and Overview (Its Whats Inside The Data Center)

Data Infrastructures exists to support business, cloud and information technology (IT) among other applications that transform data into information or services. The fundamental role of data infrastructures is to provide a platform environment for applications and data that is resilient, flexible, scalable, agile, efficient as well as cost-effective. The post Data Infrastructure Primer and Overview […]

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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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