Blogging began as a type of online journal for people to share interests, hobbies and thoughts online. Now, blogging has evolved into major publishing businesses and is used by companies to display thought leadership and expertise. The rise of social media has expanded blogging even further, with Twitter (News - Alert) commonly called the “micro blogging” site.
In 2012, there are an estimated 31 million bloggers in the United States. A survey of more than 1,000 bloggers in the U.S. found that there are 60 percent men blogging versus 40 percent of women. Wordpress dominates the blogging platforms with 43 percent of blogs, followed by blogger with 35 percent and Tumblr, TypePad and Posterous (News - Alert) with 16 percent. The survey also found that while more than 81 percent of bloggers never make $100 from blogging, there are 2 percent that spend one to two hours a day blogging from exotic locations and make $150,000.
The great thing about blogging is all of the features available. Widgets include media streams from social media sites, image integration, real-time traffic data, inline comments, webcam streams and many more.
Most popular blogging platforms, and the widgets that come with them, are free. Creating and maintaining a blog is so simple for managing content and additional features. Do you ever stop to think, “Where is all of this data being stored?”
Server Technology (News - Alert), a provider of data center power monitoring and management solutions, recently answered that question. Blogs are typically hosted within data centers or colocation facilities; the places that house the servers that support blogging activities. They are usually large unmarked buildings that if you look real close you might spot a cooling tower or back-up power generator on the roof or side of the building that gives away its true purpose in life.
According to Server Technology, what you need to remember about blogs, or really any online activity (like paying your bills online, Facebook, Twitter, Skype (News - Alert) and Webex ), is that there is a huge amount of infrastructure behind your ability to quickly see the comments you just made on somebody’s blog or getting your checking balance.
Current estimates are that more than 2.5 percent of all the electricity used in the United States is used by data centers. New data center designs, the rising cost of power, reduced power availability, being a good global citizen and regulations are all driving greater efficiencies at these facilities. There are people and organizations out there monitoring power at all levels within a data center and trying to determine the best and most efficient ways to use it.
When it comes to maintaining and managing those data centers’ power and performance, Server Technology is the expert. Providing a variety of power distribution units, wire-free power monitoring, its Sentry Power Manager and many other solutions, services and products, Server Technology has all of your data center power needs covered.
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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli