Best of the Data Center Blogs: Year-End Edition

We’ve been reading a lot of the year-end roundups and predictions on data center blogs. Here’s a few we found interesting:

The best Pingdom blog posts of 2012 – The folks at web monitoring service Pingdom put together some entertaining and enlightening posts using data points on on IT technology. Of particular interest are posts on leading blog platforms and geographical distribution of web sites. Great stuff.

Top 10 HPC Events That Mattered In 2012 – Industry veteran Marc Hamilton sees the debut of Intel’s Xeon Pho Coprocessor and the NVIDIA Kepler as the key developments in high-performance computing (HPC).

10 Cool Q&As from 2012 – The Web Host Industry Review conducts Q&A format interviews with many of the leading players in the hosting industry. Here’s a roundup of 10 of them from 2012.

The End of x86? An Update – Sometimes it’s good toreflect on predictions past. Here’s an interesting look at the state of the x86 market and demand for mass-market PCs from analyst Michael Fern, reflecting on some of his 2010 predictions for this market.

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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.