We Welcome Your Submissions

Do you have your own perspective on a current data center topic? Do you want to respond to a column you’ve read on Data Center Knowledge?

If so, we’d like to have you produce a guest column for the Industry Perspectives section of Data Center Knowledge, the leading source of news and information for the data center industry. More than 200,000 data center professionals visit Data Center Knowledge each month to stay informed as they plan, design, build, equip and manage world-class data centers.

Our Industry Perspectives columns provide industry professionals with the opportunity to contribute articles sharing their insight, expertise and opinions with their colleagues and peers.

The content focus is education and thought leadership, rather than marketing. Submissions are welcome on any topic, but we are particularly interested in these areas:

  • Industry best practices
  • Data center design
  • Energy efficiency
  • Measurement and metrics
  • Next-generation technologies
  • Regulatory updates
  • Green technology
  • Security/Disaster Recovery
  • Storage
  • Cloud computing

Submissions can be as long as is needed to convey the core message, but 500 to 750 words is a good target length. About 1,000 to 1,200 is the maximum. (If a column is longer, we can break it into multiple pages, or multiple columns, if the text supports it.)

Each Industry Perspectives article will feature the author’s head shot and one-line bio, which can include a link to a company home page or personal blog.  We include a single link, and links to objective resources. We do not link repeatedly to a company website, sales materials or documents. We are looking for original and exclusive articles (not published elsewhere online or print) that are “thought leadership” content.

We welcome submissions from industry leaders. Email perspectives@datacenterknowledge.com to get started. Also, review our guidelines and submission page for information. View previously published Industry Perspectives in our Knowledge Library.

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About the Author

Colleen Miller is a journalist and social media specialist. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, with her most recent work dedicated to the online space. Colleen covers the data center industry, including topics such as modular, cloud and storage/big data.

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  1. Navneeth

    Hi, Neither the "guidelines and submission" nor the "Knowledge Library" links in the article above are valid. Can you fix them? thanks, Navneeth

  2. Hi Navneeth. Thanks for pointing this out. These links should work now.