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Data Center Industry Links for June 20th

In the news: NYT examines the growing popularity of Hadoop and Cassandra, five promising "green data center" startups, Phoenix becomes a hot spot for data centers, DreamHost now hosts 1 million domains, and the software powering Facebook.

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.