Category Archives: Data center efficiency

Must-read book from the Google infrastructure team

Luiz André Barroso and Urs Hölzle from Google’s infrastructure team have just published a fascinating book, “The Datacenter as a Computer: An Introduction to the Design of Warehouse-Scale Machines”. It’s brief – a 120-page PDF download – but comprehensive: As computation continues to move into the cloud, the computing platform of interest no longer resembles […]

James Hamilton and Tim Bray take on that McKinsey study

The cloud computing community has been buzzing about a recent study by the McKinsey group which claims that cloud hosting (i.e. EC2-style IaaS) is not cost-effective for medium and large scale enterprises. I was planning on reviewing it myself, but now I see that my former colleague James Hamilton has posted an excellent analysis. Here’s […]