Data center blogs
It's taken a while to compile this list, but here it is...
Data center blogs
SearchDataCenter.com doesn’t exist in a bubble. We need to read widely to get the best story ideas and perspectives. This is a list of the data center blogs we read and why we read them.
This is by no means the definitive list. So if we left you off and you're sufficiently upset, tell me why you should be on here and I'll post an addendum.
Illuminata Perspectives: This analyst blog by Jonathan Eunice and Gordon Haff always offers something interesting. They aren't strictly data center oriented, but there is plenty of meaty IT insight. Plus, they hired one of our regular contributors recently, Wayne Kernochan. Sadly, that means Wayne won't have the bandwidth to write for us anymore. Nevermind, take them off the list.
Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog: This blog supposedly isn't even written by the Sun Microsystems CEO, but I still read it. Why? Well, for one, you get the sense of what Sun is planning to do, strategy-wise. For example, a recent post outlines Sun's "death of the data center" spiel that execs will be presenting at an event tomorrow. I'll keep you posted on that one.
Pete Sacco's Data Center Design: NJ-based data center designer Pete Sacco tackles all sorts of data center issues on his blog, which has been around since April 2006. The current post deals with the pros and cons of server virtualization.
Life and Times of an Infrastructure Architect: Just good fun reading here. Mhalligan rolls out data center management gems from his LiveJournal blog. He covers everything from speculation on an oceangoing GooglePlex to the shady nature of Bay Area data center collocation companies that won’t give him a straight answer on pricing.
Data Center Knowledge: This site is probably the best of the best if you're looking for timely news analysis blogging. There is a lot of info here on Web hosting companies, data center real estate deals other things I'm not as interested in. But the great range of topics and information keeps me coming back.
ecoIron: Portland, Maine-based consultant Mark Ontkush tackles technology and the environment on a site that is updated very frequently. The topics range from e-Waste to power consumption and run the gamut of consumer to enterprise IT.
TalkBMC: Though it's not updated often, Fred Johannessen at BMC tackles some interesting systems management issues, including using RSS for systems alerts.
Mainframe: This is a great blog run by some analysts and folks at IBM. It seemed to start out slow, but it's in full swing now. If you're into quirky mainframe stuff -- which if you're reading this you likely are -- you should check them out.