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.

Dell Inspiron 660 i660, Virtual Server Diamond in the rough?

Dell Inspiron 660 i660, Virtual Server Diamond in the rough? During the 2013 post thanksgiving black friday shopping day, I did some on-line buying including a Dell Inspiron 660 i660 (5629BK) to be used as a physical machine (PM) or VMware host (among other things). Now technically I know, this is a workstation or desktop […]

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The fundamental problem of IT and Data center e-waste

The global e-waste problem is escalating, by 2017, world volumes of end-of-life e-products is expected to be 33% higher than 2012 according to a new study by the Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP) Initiative. Based on current trends E-waste will grow from 48.9 million metric tons in 2013 to 65.4 million tons in 2017. StEP […]

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Alexa and Fortune 500 DNS Marketshare – 01 Jan 2014

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 1,000 Alexa 10,000 Fortune 500 Marketshare Historical Details Switchers Alexa Top 1,000 DNS Marketshare – 01 Jan 2014 Alexa Top 1,000 DNS […]

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The as-a-Service Datacenter, a new industrial model

It is said that cloud computing is improving business agility because of the ability to rapidly and inexpensively provision technological infrastructure resources on a pay-per-use basis. So customers are urged not to buy and own hardware and software for themselves but instead they should make use of cloud computing services that are offered by the […]

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Server virtualization nested and tiered hypervisors

Server virtualization nested and tiered hypervisors A few years ago I did a piece (click here) about the then emerging trend of tiered hypervisors, particular using different products or technologies in the same environment. Tiered snow management tools and technologies Tiered hypervisors can be as simple as using different technologies such as VMware vSphere/ESXi, Microsoft […]

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Needed: a Six Sigma Datacenter

As usual there was a lot of discussion on cooling and energy efficiency at the yearly DatacenterDynamics conference in Amsterdam last week. Finding point solutions to be efficient and/or creating redundancy to circumvent possible technical risks. But is this the way to go to optimise a complex IT supply chain? In a lot of industries […]

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November 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter & AWS reinvent info

November 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter & AWS reinvent info Welcome to the November 2013 edition of the StorageIO Update (newsletter) containing trends perspectives on cloud, virtualization and data infrastructure topics. Fall (here in North America) has been busy with in-person, on-line live and virtual events along with various client projects, research, time in […]

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