Best of the Data Center Blogs, June 12th

This week’s notable blog posts: Kevin Timmons of CyrusOne looks at commonalities among “data center guys,” Chris Crobsy at Compass blogs on data center business models, Damien Wells at Schneider continues his series on economizers, and Barb Darrow at GigaOm takes a closer look at NASA’s cloud plans. Read More

Communicating With – and Convincing – Your CIO

As a data center manager, convincing a C-level executive to spend money on your IT project requires a special touch. However, there are smart ways to approach any proposal and to get the approval needed to proceed. Data center managers can become conversant in CIO language and get the green light. Read More

Industry Perspectives: Dell, HGST

The Industry Perspectives channel this week featured columns from Brendan Collins, of HGST, on storage, and Hani Elbeyal of Dell, who explains the business demand design approach to data center design. Read More

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of June 9

The interior of a Q9 Networks data center. The Toronto-based provider is being acquired by Bell Canada and a team of investors.

The Week in Review: IPv6 is launched, Netflix deploys its own content delivery network, Bell Canada buys Q9 Networks in $1 billion deal, Blackrock takes its Wall Street IT to Washington state, Digital Realty buys big in suburban Chicago market. Read More

Best of the Data Center Blogs: June 4th

A look inside one of the data centers operated by 1&1 Internet, which has just announced a cloud computing offering.

Highlights from our weekend reading: Schneider Electric on rack-level versus room cooling, Dan Rayburn on carriers impact (or lack thereof) on the CDN market, MoFo Tech on cloud governance, and AdInfa on DCIM and Rolls Royces. Read More

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