Companies that run MMORPGs like World of Warcraft and EVE Online do, of course, use data centers like the rest of us, but there are some pretty interesting things that they run into which other types of organizations don’t.
A fascinating article from www.computerworld.com came out earlier this week detailing some of these issues. For one thing, there’s the problem of gold-farming (people using software to rake in money in the game and then sell it for non-virtual currency). Read More
As with any new technology we are seeing a lot of controvery surrounding the adoption of data center containers. As usual, the temptation is to overhype. Data center containers are a great idea, but nothing is a perfect solution. They really can cut back on costs though, since they are more space and energy efficient… and so convenient. Read More
There are a bunch of facebook groups protesting rumors that facebook might start charging for its services, but seriously, at a certain point how can they not? All those ads all over the site must bring in a lot of cash, but they have 300 million users who are on there for a total of 8 billion minutes every day, and more signing up all the time. Read More