Data Center Industry Links for June 20th

Here’s our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for June 20th:

  • Big Web Operations Turn to Tiny Chips – Voldemort, Hadoop and Cassandra are part of a new wave of highly specialized technology built by and for Web titans like Facebook, Yahoo and Google to help them break data into bite-size chunks, and present their Web pages as quickly and cheaply as possible, even while grappling with increasing volumes of data. From the New York Times.
  • 5 Green Data Center Startups You Need to Know – These companies are using the latest computing tech to redesign, restructure and remake data centers and servers around energy efficiency. From Earth2Tech.
  • DreamHost Now Hosts 1 Million Domains – The stat-happy this month made it known that we now host over one million domains. From the DreamHost blog.
  • Exploring the software behind Facebook, the world’s largest site – The challenge for Facebook’s engineers has been to keep the site up and running smoothly in spite of handling close to half a billion active users. This article takes a look at some of the software and techniques they use to accomplish that. From Royal Pingdom.
  • Why Everyone Wins When Cloud Computing Meets the Channel – Selling cloud computing –- especially of the externally hosted variety -– to established businesses is no easy feat. Many cloud companies are turning to channel partners — systems integrators, resources, telcos and the like. As trusted faces for many businesses, they can offer personalized service that many cloud providers cannot. From GigaOm.
  • Phoenix a hot spot for data centers – Metro Phoenix is becoming a haven for data centers, a rapidly growing industry where companies outsource their electronic customer and business information to large computer-server warehouses that store it. From the Arizona Republic.

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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.