We have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things data storage from industry news highlights to interesting insights, and now we’re bringing them right to you. So, what are we reading this week?

This week’s top articles come from a variety of sources: Database Trends and Applications, ITProPortal, Data Center Frontier, and more.

1. The Impact of Block Sizes in Data Centers

From ITProPortal

Guesswork is often the enemy of those responsible for data centre design, operations, and optimisation. Unknown variables lead to speculation, which inhibits predictability and often compromises

2. The Cost of Data Center Downtime: Now $8,000 a Minute

From Database Trends and Applications

"A new survey from Ponemon Institute put the average cost of an unplanned data center outage at...”