Hanging out at RSA

Hey all, I'm hanging out at RSA conference a bit this week. If anyone wants to show me something cool, let me know!


I went home and cried realizing that I was about to spend all of the money I'd made

Two years ago I sat down with John Keagy and David Hecht from ServePath (most widely known for GoGrids.com now).  Unfortunately later that day I had a hard drive failure, with little recovered. About six months ago I found a VIM swap...


Getting back into the blogging game.

It's been quite a while since I last wrote anything here, as I've been focusing more on building up my businesses and blogging at http://mhalligan.com/. After my untracked hiatus, I'm back. To start I'm going to post the four or...


Images from HostingCon 2009


DatacenterJunkie coming to your city!

That's right, it's almost conference season again, and I'm gearing up for quite a bit of activity. I'll be attending a few conferences in the next few moths, as well as doing quite a bit of personal & business travel. I am...


Enterprise spammers, corporate shuysters, and how the mighty have fallen in this economy.

In the past three months, our world has fallen apart. Banks have crumbled, VC has dried up, and the Fed has thrown about hundreds of billions of dollars willy-nilly, hoping we wouldn't notice. These are tough times for most...


Macworld Expo Recap

After a long week of Macworld, I've come to the (non)startling re-realization: Apple is still irrelevant in the datacenter world, but it spawns some fabulous after-parties. Speaking of which ...


Available for short-term consulting projects.

Greetings readers, I'm in-between contracts right now and am available for some short-term infrastructure consulting (telecommute, San Francisco or Seattle) between now and March 15th. You can view my credentials on LinkedIN and on...


Seeking quantity 200 HP DL145 G2

I'm trying to find quantity 200 Proliant HP DL145 G2 servers, no disks, any memory configuration, and at least 1 Opteron 246 processor per unit. Must all be in working condition. Email hpservers@datacenterjunkie.com.


SoftLayer's network gets more awesometastic.

Shawna Furr over @ SoftLayer told me today that SL just undertook quite a network upgrade this past month. For Seattle they've added 10G connections to Comcast, SIX, Level3, and NTT adding to their existing 2x 10G connections to...


Let me photograph your datacenter!

I'm working on a photo-essay book of datacenters, and I want to include your datacenter in it. This is the chance you've always dreamed of for fame, fortune, and great prizes! Well, at the least some attractive shots of your...


Follow DatacenterJunkie on Twitter

It's been quiet here for the winter, but that's all going to change in the New Year. We'll be coming back with more interviews, new photos, and video tours of datacenters. Keep up to date by following me on twitter at...


Need a 2nd datacenter quickly?

I've found myself working on a fun project. I'm helping a customer figure out what to do with their datacenter. It's a pre-built environment for a service that's being shuttered. There are options for us to sell off the equipment, or...


Canceling my trip to Vegas

Unfortunately a cage build-out is taking priority over my trip, so I have to cancel.


Covering Gartner's Datacenter Conference next week

I'll be in Las Vegas next week from the 2nd until the 4th to attend most of Gartner's Datacenter conference at the MGM Grand. My dinners are already booked up, but if anybody would like to grab coffee, or drinks afterward to tell me...


Datacenters For Ravers

This past month I've been building a new infrastructure for iSkoot, a great mobile start-up. We've been tasked with re-building and migrating an existing infrastructure from an east coast datacenter to Santa Clara in 25 days. The...


Datacenter outage in Sunnyvale brings down Friendster

A friend of mine just called me to tell me that QTS's Sunnyvale had a major power event today. Details are slim, but apparently it was an entire site outage. He told me that he's about 50th in line to get access to the facility right...


LiveBlogging Oracle OpenWorld 2008 this week. (#oow08)

Joan Levy over at Oracle was awesome enough to put me on the press list for OpenWorld this week. I'm not sure how much time I'm going to have to attend the sessions, but will try to walk the expo floor once or twice, and hit as many...


From Death to Dedicated, an interview with LayeredTech at HostingCon

John Pozadzides and Jeremy Suo-Anttila from LayeredTech were good enough to spare me some of their time this past July at HostingCon in Chicago. I've heard rumors that LayeredTech has a rich history, you certainly came out of...


The rise and fall of future generations. TechCrunch50 Day 1 morning session recap. #tc50

Day one began with a bad omen. The wireless began failing with only about 100 members of the press in the concourse. Throughout the day, the network team was clearly just under a massive amount of pressure, with about 1,000 laptops...


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