Author Archives: Colleen Miller

About Colleen Miller

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.

Data Center Trends Featured at Orlando Data Center World

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Keeping up with the ever-evolving technology and facilities trends in the data center industry can sometimes be challenging. To that end, data center managers and staff attend industry conferences to gain critical knowledge. This year, Data Center Knowledge is helping with that effort, by curating a group of sessions on… Read More

Open Compute and the Enterprise

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This month at the Orlando Data Center World conference, Craig Finch, Principal Consultant, Rootwork InfoTech, will participate on a panel called,”Open Compute: Not Just Hyperscale Anymore.” Data Center Knowledge spoke with him about Open Compute hardware in the enterprise space. Read More

Data Centers and Cloud: A Perfect Storm

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Cloud computing definitely has an influence on data center operators and owners. Managers need to “listen to the demands of the business” and explore what cloud solutions fit those needs, according to Jack Story, HP Distinguished Technologist and the moderator of a cloud panel at Orlando Data Center World. Read More

Trends in Automation: The Lights Out Data Center

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Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of going “Lights Out” in your data center? You might want to attend the session led by data center artchitect Jamie Fogal, of CareTech Solutions, at Orlando Data Center World next month, to find out more about the benefits and risks involved in becoming fully automated. Read More

Future Data Center Trends

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The data center of the future is the one you don’t own, according to Hector Diaz who will moderate a panel discussion on The Future of the Data Center at Orlando Data Center World. Read More

Data Center Commissioning: What’s the Best Approach?

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Data center commissioning is important to ensure a mission critical facility can support its workload as anticipated. Chris Crosby, founder and CEO of Compass Datacenters, will present on “Understanding Data Center Commissioning” at the Orlando Data Center World in October. Read More

Software-Defined Data Centers: What Lies Ahead?

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The “software-defined” term, applied as a modifier to data center, networks or storage, is growing in popularity. Software-defined solutions, like virtualization did before them, can allow for a great deal of flexibility and efficiency of shared resources. The potential is great, but of course, there are risks, too. Read More