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.

Server Storage I/O Converged (CI) Hyper-converged (HCI) overview

This page provides insight in to Converged Infrastructure (CI), Cluster in box or Cloud in Box (CIB) along with Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) topics along with links to companion resources. CI, CIB and HCI can be complete data infrastructure for smaller environments, or component building blocks in larger organizations. The post Server Storage I/O Converged (CI) […]

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Software Defined Cloud Bulk Object Storage Trends News

Cloud products and services among others, along with associated data infrastructures including object storage, file systems, repositories and access methods are at the center of bulk, big data, big bandwidth and little data initiatives on a public, private, hybrid and community basis. After all, not everything is the same in cloud, virtual and traditional data […]

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Software Defined, Cloud, Bulk and Object Storage Fundamentals

There are various types of cloud, bulk and object storage including public services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3), Google, Microsoft Azure, IBM Softlayer, Rackspace among many others. There are also solutions for hybrid and private deployment from Cisco, DDN, Dell EMC, Fujitsu, HDS, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Noobaa, OpenStack, Quantum, Rackspace, […]

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Kevin Closson discusses SLOB Server CPU I/O Database Performance benchmarks

In this Server StorageIO podcast episode, I am joined by @Kevinclosson who is an Oracle (along with other Databases) performance expert and creator of the Silly Little Oracle Benchmark (SLOB) tool. Not surprising our data infrastructure discussion involves server CPU, software, I/O, storage, performance, software, tools, best practices, fundamental tradecraft skills among other items. The […]

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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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