Most Popular Stories of 2007

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In nearly 20 years of working at daily newspapers, I spent countless hours in daily news meetings in which editors picked the day’s top stories. Publishing on the Internet has reinforced the fact that readers and editors have different ideas about the most interesting stories. So in addition to our editor-selected review of the Top 10 data center stories and trends for 2007, I thought I’d also list the stories on Data Center Knowledge that were the most popular with our readers.

So here are the 10 most popular stories of 2007, ranked by total page views:

  • Building A Data Center in 60 Days (June 12)
  • Stanford Center is First Blackbox Recipient (June 23)
  • Google Announces $600M South Carolina Project (April 4)
  • Google Planning Two Huge South Carolina Facilities? (Jan. 20)
  • Google’s Toilet ISP Not So Far Fetched (April 1)
  • Google Planning Oklahoma Data Center (April 7)
  • Microsoft Plans $500 Million Illinois Data Center (November 5)
  • Generator Failures Caused 365 Main Outages (July 24)
  • Microsoft Plans Data Center in Siberia (Nov. 06)
  • Additional Details on Rackspace Outages (Nov. 13)

More than 2,380 different sites linked to stories at Data Center Knowledge this year. The largest number of readers came from Google searches, followed in order by Slashdot, Yahoo search, StumbleUpon, Tech Dispenser, Yahoo Finance message boards, MSN Search, Bloglines, Techmeme, Valleywag and Digg.

A huge thank you to all of you who read our site in 2007. Have a great New Year, and best wishes for a successful and prosperous 2008!

About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.