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.

RightScale: Cloud Bursting Tames Traffic Spikes

Recent cloud outages have piqued the public interest. What’s the solution? Hybrid clouds and cloud bursting can prevent downtime. “There is a lot of interest in hybrid clouds,” said Mike Crandell, CEO of Santa Barbara, Calif.-based RightScale. Read More

Foundation to be Formed to Shepherd OpenStack

The OpenStack Conference 2011 convened in Boston this week, drawing companies and individuals who are working to establish industry standards for open source cloud software. Today, the community will move forward organizationally as Lew Moorman, of Rackspace, will lead a discussion about Rackspace’s intention to start an independent OpenStack Foundation in 2012. Read More

A Closer Look: Gluster Open Source Cloud Storage

Red Hat announced its acquisition of Gluster, an open source cloud storage solution. In June, Data Center Knowledge spoke with Tom Trainer, Director of Product Marketing for Gluster, at the GigaOm Structure conference, who explains Gluster’s mission and product. Read More

Top 10 Data Center Stories: September 2011

The Amazon Kindle Tablet and its cloud impact; the big data lessons from “Moneyball”; and a power outage in California among the hot topics at Data Center Knowledge in September. Here’s a look at the top 10 most popular stories of September 2011. Read More