Best of Data Center Knowledge, July 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 128 news items last month. The most popular story in July was our analysis of whether downtime is becoming more frequent, or just more noticeable. Other popular stories included a look inside HP’s new POD container and the news that VMware is leasing a major data center in Wenatchee, Wash. Here are the 10 most popular stories of July 2008, ranked by total page views:

  • Is Downtime More Frequent, or More Visible? (July 6)
  • A Look Inside HP’s POD Container (July 16)
  • VMware Plans Major Data Center in Wenatchee (July 28)
  • Microsoft Iowa Data Center Set for Des Moines (July 1)
  • Power Outage Affects Rackspace Customers (July 10)
  • HP Unveils its POD Data Center Container (July 16)
  • 215 Data Centers to Participate in EPA Study (June 30)
  • Indian IT Hub Bangalore Hit By Bombings (July 25)
  • DataPipe Gets $75 Million from Goldman Sachs (July 8)
  • VMware Bombshell: The Day After (July 9)

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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.