Author Archives: John Rath

About John Rath

John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

Guide to Optimizing Your Data Center’s Efficiency


Evolving from server closets to multi-million dollar facilities, the modern data center incorporates a number of innovations that contribute to its effective and efficient operation. Facility and IT infrastructure must be agile and keep pace with the business, while maintaining mission-critical distinction. Read More

sqrrl Making NSA’s Big Data Analytics More Accessible


Cambridge-based sqrll is a big data company that makes an enterprise grade edition of the Apache Accumulo, a NoSQL database originally developed by the National Security Agency and now available to others as an open source software project via the Apache Foundation. Read More

The Vatican Library Goes Digital

As the cardinals of the Roman Catholic church gather to elect a new pope, there’s also major change underway in another part of the Vatican. EMC will help the Vatican preserve valuable ancient texts in a digital format to protect these manuscripts from deterioration and decay from repeated handling. Read More

LSI, NetApp Collaborate on Server-based Flash


LSI has announced its Nytro WarpDrive family of application acceleration PCIe flash cards, which are designed to address application performance by converting server-based flash into hot data cache for critical applications. Read More

SeaMicro Powers Massive LAN Party on Wheels


The Firefall Mobile Gaming Unit (MGU) is a 48-foot bus packed with 20 high-end AMD gaming stations, which can support LANs of up to 3,000 people and connect gamers from any location to millions of others around the world. It’s an achievement that requires packing a lot of server power into a small space – in this case, with an AMD SeaMicro server.. Read More