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.

Flash Memory at Scale: Fusion-io Goes Large


With growing demand for Flash memory from hyperscale and cloud companies, Fusion-io last week unveiled ioScale. Fusion-io’s Gary Orenstein describes the Fusion ioScale product in this video with Data Center Knowledge editor Rich Miller at the Open Compute Summit. Read More

Friday Funny: Vote for the Best Caption

It’s Friday and time for some chuckles! The end of the work week should always be capped off with a few laughs and a few pints. Take a moment to vote on the caption suggestions for our latest cartoon about “hitting the links” by the data center. Read More

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