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.

Scenes from Day 1 of Open Compute Summit

Multiple innovative products were unveiled at the show including this rack design. Quanta partnered with Intel in producing this Open Compute Project compliant rack (prototype shown) which will use silicon photonics. This ultra-low latency technology will increase the speed at which components in the rack can speak to each other. The forthcoming silicon photonics technology will enable 100 Gbps interconnects, which is enough bandwidth to serve multiple processor generations. This technology could allow  components that previously needed to be bound to the same motherboard to be spread out within a rack.

The first day of the Open Compute Project Summit IV drew a crowd of 1,900 hardware and technology professionals. And there was buzz among the group about the technological innovations. Here’s photo highlights of the action in Santa Clara. Read More

Hyve Unveils Open Compute Servers and Storage

Hyve Solutions, a division of SYNNEX Corporation (SNX), rolled out Open Compute Project compliant hardware at Tuesday’s Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit. Many attendees were at the company both reviewing the production-grade rack developed with gaming company, Riot Games. Read More

Mirantis Gets $10M to Ramp Up its OpenStack Play

Latest gold member of OpenStack Foundation is information protection company Symantec

With the growth of the cloud OS OpenStack, systems integrator Mirantis acquired $10 million in funding from Dell Ventures, Intel Capital and WestSummit Capital to accelerate its OpenStack expertise and bring more of its knowledge to service providers, enterprises and organizations deploying OpenStack. Read More

DataChambers Renovates New NC Facility

North Carolina-based information technology firm, DataChambers is renovating a 50,000 square-foot Research Triangle facility that will become its latest high-availability data center. The space is slated for completion this spring. Read More