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.

Gartner: Capacity Concerns Will Make DCIM a $1 Billion Market

Dan Fry, Senior Vice President of Software Development, iTRACS, demonstrates the company's DCIM tool which includes 3-D visualization of the data hall.

Roughly 36 percent of the audience in a Gartner conference session reported they will be likely to significantly implement Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tools in their data center in 2014, and another 25 percent predicted they will implement in the next two years. Gartner analysts Federico de Silva Leon and Jay Pultz presented about how DCIM tools can address the challenges that today’s data center professionals face, including ever increasing cooling, power and space demands. Read More

Data Center Pros Gather at Gartner Data Center Conference

Companies will do many things to attract attention at trade shows, including the mock "Zombie Outbreak" scenario posited by Sungard Availability Services. (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

The annual Gartner Data Center Conference convened in Vegas this week, drawing thousands of attendees. Gartner analysts, and vendors in the data center marketplace, were on hand to talk about deploying the latest technology as well as optimizing those systems and data centers already in place. Read More

Top 10 Data Center Stories, November 2013


In November, lots of data center stories drew our readers’ interest. The top items included: the possibility of turning former Sears auto service centers into mission critical space, the automation at Facebook that allows a sys admin to manage at least 20K servers, and more. Enjoy! Read More