Author Archives: Rich Miller

About Rich Miller

Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

DuPont Fabros Seeks President, With Eye on Succession


DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT) is seeking to hire a successor to President and CEO Hossein Fateh, the company said today. The board has begun a search for an executive to serve as president, with the expectation that this individual will eventually succeed Fateh. Read More

Microsoft Accelerates Its Data Center Expansion


In recent weeks Microsoft has leased a large chunk of data center space in Silicon Valley, as well as additional space in northern Virginia. The latest leases continue a massive expansion of Microsoft’s Internet infrastructure to support growth in its Azure cloud services and Xbox Live gaming service. Read More

Google Boosting Encryption Between Data Centers

Google stepped up its cloud game this week, announcing new features and price cuts for the Google Cloud Platform. (Photo: Google)

Google says it has accelerated an initiative to encrypt data moving between its data centers, citing growing concerns about data privacy amid ongoing revelations about the code-breaking capabilities of the NSA and other global security agencies. Read More

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of Sept. 7

A look inside the data halls at the Switch SuperNAP campus in Las Vegas (Photo: Switch)

The Week in Review: Intel targets the cloud with new Atom chips, Microsoft building in Finland, Switch moving major colo in Vegas, Telx adds space at Chicago’s major data hub, and LinkedIn is flush with infrastructure-building cash. Read More