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, July 2012

It was a stormy week in the cloud, as an outage at Amazon Web Services affected some customers and sparked discussion about resiliency strategies. (Photo by BCP via Flickr.

During the month of July, our readers were interested in stories of micro data centers being deployed at AOL and news of outages of Amazon’s cloud. Here’s the wrap-up of our ten most popular stories of the month. Read More

Q&A: Clemens Pfeiffer on Data Center Efficiency

While there is much discussion and theorizing about data center efficiency in the industry, some individuals are focused on driving efficiency on a daily basis. This email Q&A with the CTO of Power Assure considers some of the significant issues in efficiency. Read More

The Green Grid and Climate Savers Will Merge

Improved energy efficiency practices could cut server room energy waste by at least 40 percent, saving businesses and organizations over $3 billion annually, says NRDC.

The Green Grid, a global consortium focused on improving energy efficiency in data centers, announced today that the Climate Savers Computing Initiative will merge with The Green Grid, moving its programs and membership into The Green Grid brand. Read More

Video: OnApp Cloud Tools for Service Providers

At HostingCon 2012, Data Center Knowledge spoke with Kosten Metreweli of OnApp, which software tools to allow web hosting providers to create cloud computing services on their existing infrastructure, making it easy for providers to launch “white label” cloud products for their users. Read More