From the monthly archives: April 2011

Here's a very, very interesting survey that Emerson Network Power commissions every year about data center outages. It doesn't focus on Service Providers so I didn't want to inject it into the previous post about AWS, but some of the answers are stunning (to me).  I used to work at one of [...]

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Right up front, I’ll let you know I don’t have any additional information on why AWS failed last week, nor do I have any opinion on Amazon’s communication (or lack thereof) during the outage.  I’m not an AWS customer, I’m not a security analyst and I don’t really have a dog in the IaaS fight [...]

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So, I promised I wasn't going to do this, I really did.  There are such a great selection of home lab setup overviews out there (like this one, and this one, and this one, [...]

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For those of you who get the reference in the title, rock on. For those of you who don't, write me off as a total nerd who reads too much. It's cool.

Yesterday was supposed to be a PTO day, but one of my co-workers pointed out a response that had been made to my [...]

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With all the news about Facebook lately, it's interesting to look at what they've become. Some pundits have labeled them the bellwether for growth in the IT space. With the release of their "Open Compute Project" data center, there's talk of them ushering in a "new era" of data center design.

Don't get me wrong, [...]

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