Out of curiosity, I decided to see if I could make a list of the top 10 data center focussed blogs. I did a bit of searching around, found around thirty blogs related to data centers (who knew they were so popular!). I went through the thirty blogs and eliminated them based on arbitrary things I made up on the spot like post frequency, off-topic posts, etc. until I came up with a list I felt was the best. Then I counted them and lo! I had exactly 10 – phew, no need to eliminate any of the good ones!
So without further ado – and in no particular order, I present you with my Top 10 Data Center blogs:
- Green (low carbon) Data Center blog – Dave Ohara’s famous blog on Monitoring, Modeling, and Meditating the Green Data Center
- Data Center Knowledge – one of the best known data center blogs
- The Server Room – a high volume blog of Intel staffers
- Data Center Design – from the consultants and engineers at PTS Data Center Solutions
- The Uptime Institute blog – as the name suggests, this is the blog of the Uptime Institute!
- N Plus One – another Uptime Institute blog, but this time more practical, less corporate
- Efficient Data Centers.com – despite the name, this is not at EfficientDataCenters.com – it is the blog of Jack Pouchet at Emerson
- Mark Thiele’s blog – Mark is the Founder & President of the industry practitioners group Data Center Pulse
- MS Datacenters – Microsoft’s data center blog
- Data Center Links – John Rath’s data center industry blog
What great data center blogs have I missed?
The chances are there are superb data center blogs out there which my extensive 15 seconds of research on the topic failed to uncover. If you know of any, feel free to leave them in the comments below.
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Karim Sayni says
Have a look at
we have a few good blogs from industry experts.
Herman Chan says
How about James Hamilton’s blog?
Take a look Data center Blog:
We have recently compiled a list of what we think are the Top 50 data center blogs. We are aiming to maintain this list with continuous input from our members to keep it fresh.
You can checkout the list here http://www.datacenterprofessionals.net/page/the-essential-data-center
Bob Landstrom says
Have a look at Notes from the Consultants Jungle
Datacenter Cooling System says
Nice list. Thanks for posting.
Another nice data center blog in india.
Pawel Wawrzyniak says
Well, that’s rather my hobby, or more a kind of diary on data center-related topics, but not only – there are other IT related subjects covered from time to time: Turing’s Man Blog (http://turingsman.net/).
Please feel invited to have a look 🙂
Gerard Faherty says
Nice list of data center blogs, I’ll try to view each of them at some point. http://www.businessittoday.com covers all areas of IT & business including data center topcis.
Martin Wojnar says
We have ongoing weekly blogs in Data Management and Protection. Check out http://www.dataspan.com/blog/category/blogs for up to date data center trends!
We have articles by category including backup and recovery, cloud storage, data center services, energy efficiency, hardware, media and much more.
Greg J. says
Great article, but you did miss one of the best data center management blogs. Have a look at AlphaPoint Technology: http://www.alphapointtechnology.com. These guys are leading the way in the data center infrastructure management industry. I would highly recommend their blog for the latest industry trends and news.