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.

It’s World Backup Day!

Today is World Backup Day. It’s a timely reminder, following on an industry survey that found 15 percent of data center operators lack a proper backup and disaster recovery strategy. Read More

DataStax Rewires Hadoop with Apache Cassandra

DataStax, which has clients including entertainment companies such as Netflix as well as federal and financial organizations, recently unveiled Brisk, a new distribution that enhances the Hadoop and Hive platform with scalable low-latency data capabilities. Video interview with DataStax CEO Matt Pfeil. Read More

Energy Efficiency Guide: Aisle Containment

Containing the air in the data center – separating cool supply air and warm exhaust air – is an important energy efficiency strategy that figures prominently in energy efficiency optimizations. Users have the option of containing the cold aisle or the hot aisle. Read More

Energy Efficiency Guide: Data Center Temperature

Is it the end of the “cooler is better” attitude? The industry is looking at how a shift of a few degrees can allow for continued IT operation, while saving energy and reducing costs. Similarly, water temperatures used for cooling are on the rise also. Read More