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.

What’s the Best Caption?


Like everyone else lately, we have been mega-busy at Data Center Knowledge lately. So to catch up on our data center cartoon caption contest, we are voting today for the best caption. Stay tuned for tomorrow for a new cartoon. Read More

More Photo Highlights from GigOm Structure

The exhibit hall at GigaOm Structure included the old and new such as Microsoft and SAP and new start-ups such as and SaltStack. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

GigaOm Structure 2013, an event for start-ups to get some visibility and encouragement as well as a place to hear sharing from seasoned cloud pros, was held at the University of California-Mission Bay in San Francisco last week. Photo highlights from the show, including the winners of the LaunchPad event for start-ups. Read More

The Need for Speed: Velocity 2013

Arvind Jain, senior engineering director at Google, tells the packed auditorium about the improvements in speed of the Web in recent years. Since Chrome launched in 2008, JavaScript performance has become 20 times faster, and in the last year, JavaScript has become 57 percent faster on mobile apps. (Photo: Colleen Miller.)

Velocity 2013, an O’Reilly conference that focuses on making the Web stronger and faster, convened this week in the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Speakers from the world of mega-scale computing shared insights, and end-users shared use cases of how they increased web performance. Read More

Seven Tips to Help Keep IT Competitive

Dick Benton Glasshouse

As the usage and availability of cloud computing increases, often IT departments are offering their own cloud services for their end users. Dick Benton, principal consultant with Glasshouse Technologies, details how enterprise IT managers can battle back in a series of columns that grew from his first post, “Seven Tips to Help Keep IT Competitive.” Read More