Best of Data Center Knowledge, June 2008

We summarize the most popular stories at the end of each month as a service to readers who may have missed some of our 122 news items last month. The most popular story in June was our profile of Wikipedia’s infrastructure, which received more than 28,000 visits from around the world. Another hot topic was the lengthy outage at The Planet, which was the focus of four of our top 10 articles for the month. Here are the 10 most popular stories of June 2008, ranked by total page views:

  • A Look Inside Wikipedia’s Infrastructure (June 24)
  • Explosion at The Planet Causes Major Outage (June 1)
  • Digital Beijing: The Olympic Data Center (June 6)
  • ‘Extensive’ Damage at The Planet’s Data Center (June 2)
  • Data Center Tour: The NAP of the Capital Region (June 16)
  • Lessons Learned from The Planet’s Outage (June 2)
  • Failure Rates in Google Data Centers (May 30)
  • A Look at IBM’s Data Center Container (June 11)
  • Generator Failure Slows The Planet’s Recovery (June 3)
  • Gates: We’ll Have ‘Many Millions’ of Servers (June 3)

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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.