Data Center and Cloud

Enterprise Network Firewall trends

2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls give a view to current firewall markets: Gartner states, “Advances in threats have driven mainstream firewall demand for next- generation firewall capabilities. Buyers should focus on the quality, not quantity, of the features and the R&D behind them. This market includes mature vendors and new entrants.” Palo

Google Drive hosted test websites

Google now allows web developers to share hosted websites via Google Drive. Google Drive now lets developers share hosted websites by storing HTML, JavaScript, and CSS files article gives you nice instructions how to do that. The basic idea is to upload site files to Google Drive folder and share it a as “Public on

Data center backbone design

Cells vs. packets: What’s best in the cloud computing data center? article from few years back tells that resource constrained data centers cannot waste anything on their way to efficiency. One important piece on this is right communications technology between different parts of data center. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, proprietary switch fabrics

Petabytes on budget 2.0

I posted few years ago How to build cheap cloud storage. That article talks about how Backblaze decided to build their own custom Backblaze (67 terabyte) Storage Pods. Their Petabytes on a budget: How to build cheap cloud storage gives quite good view on the special design they used. At the time I was really

Who's who of cloud market

Seemingly every tech vendor seems to have a cloud strategy, with new products and services dubbed “cloud” coming out every week. But who are the real market leaders in this business? Gartner’s IaaS Magic Quadrant: a who’s who of cloud market article shows Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for IaaS. Research firm Gartner’s answer lies in its

Google Data Center Gallery

Google has 13 data centers around the world (7 in the Americas, 3 in Asia and 3 in Europe) running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it’s fascinating to see how the world’s biggest Internet company is powered. I have earlier posted some limited details of Google data centers in Google Efficient Data

AC vs DC power in data center

There has been a debate going on for some years if the traditional AC or new DC power distribution is best approach to power a data center. The DC power side has been pushing their technology with claims of quite considerable power savings. In many published articles, expected improvements of 10% to 30% in efficiency