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.

Top 10 Data Center Stories, June 2012

During the month of June, stories about supercomputers, Stephen Hawking and downtime for Amazon’s cloud were among the top items that interested Data Center Knowledge readers.Here are the most popular stories on DCK for June 2012, ranked by page views Read More

Friday Funny: Neon Cabinets Cartoon


It’s Friday…and time for some workplace levity. Diane Alber, the Arizona artist who created Kip and Gary, draws a cartoon this week that shows how Kip and Gary can get trendy, installing some “colorful cabinets.” Read More

HostingCon 2012 Set for Boston on July 16-18


HostingCon 2012, the conference and trade show for the hosted services and Internet infrastructure industry, is scheduled July 16-18 at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, MA. Keynotes include Noam Wasserman, a professor at Harvard Business School, and Eric Hanselman, a 20-year tech industry veteran and current Research Director at 451 Research. Read More

Video Demo: Facebook’s Open Rack Revealed

Open Rack Design

In this video, Matt Corddry, Manager, Hardware Design, Facebook, demonstrates new features and tweaks to Facebook’s rack design for the Open Rack standard. Open Rack provides a 21-inch wide slot for servers and storage, expanding upon the 19-inch width that has long been the standard for data center hardware. Read More

Video: Facebook’s New Windmill Server Design

Facebook Windmill Server

Data Center Knowledge recently had a look at Facebook’s updated “Windmill” server design, which is now taller (2 rack units) and narrower to allow more motherboards to fit on a single equipment tray. In this video, Facebook’s Matt Corddry provides an overview of the Windmill server’s features and describes how the design has evolved. Read More

Video: Facebook’s Storage Design Prototype

Facebook Knox Storage

Storage has been the missing link in Facebook’s custom hardware designs. But no longer. This video provides a hands-on overview of Facebook’s custom storage hardware, known as Knox, which is designed for easy maintenance and disk replacement. Read More