Archive | June, 2013

Alexa 10,000 and Fortune 500 DNS Marketshare – 30 Jun 2013

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. Alexa Top 10,000 DNS Marketshare – 30 June 2013 This table provides marketshare for managed DNS services amongst top 10,000 Alexa websites. Change […]

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Datacenters: blending BIM, DCIM, CMDB, etc.

How to manage the life cycle of a datacenter with a rapidly changing environment and where so many stakeholders are involved? Context A datacenter is a very special place where three different worlds and groups of people meet – there is the facility group whose focus is on the building, there is the IT infrastructure group […]

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Upgrading Lenovo X1 Windows 7 with a Samsung 840 SSD

I recently upgraded my Lenovo X1 laptop from a Samsung 830 256GB Solid State Device (SSD) drive to a new Samsung 840 512GB SSD. The following are some perspectives, comments on my experience in using the Samsung SSD over the past year, along with what was involved in the upgrade. Background A little over a […]

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Green cloud computing and the burden of the network (follow up)

How does cloud computing energy consumption compare with conventional computing? A new research report can help to improve strategic decision making on sustainability and cloud computing. Most studies of energy consumption in cloud computing have focused only on the energy consumed in the data center. Although research showed that the energy consumption of data networks is […]

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Morning Summer Storms Walking Through The Midwest

It is June 21st which means closet enough to Summer solstice to say it’s also Summer here in Minnesota. Being Prepared Summers in Minnesota also means severe thunderstorms with lightning, strong winds and heavy rain along with hail, sometimes even tornadoes or straight line winds. When those occur it is also not uncommon for the […]

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Value of the Cloud – CPU Performance

Abstract This post compares CPU performance and value for 18 compute instance types from 5 cloud compute platforms – AWS EC2, Google Compute Engine, Windows Azure, HP Cloud and Rackspace Cloud. The most interesting content is the data and resulting analysis. If you’re in a rush, scroll down or click below to go straight to […]

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IBM buys Softlayer, for software defined infrastructures and clouds?

IBM today announced that they are acquiring privately held Dallas Texas-based Softlayer and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider. IBM is referring to this as Cloud without Compromise (read more about clouds, conversations and confidence here). It’s about the management, flexibly, scale up, out and down, agility and valueware. Is this IBM’s new software defined […]

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