Author Archives: Rich Miller

About Rich Miller

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large 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.

The Pros and Cons of Underground Data Centers

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The data bunker industry is growing, as more customers seek out ultra-secure underground hosting for their IT operations. At last week’s Data Center World conference, several experts discussed the advantages and challenges of underground data centers, and offered tips for evaluating a data bunker. Read More

NSA Data Center Plagued by Electrical Problems

NSA data center in Bluffdale, Utah. (Photo by swilsonmc via Wikipedia)

The NSA’s massive data center in Utah has been plagued by electrical problems that have delayed the opening of the facility. The Wall Street Journal reports that there have been 10 incidents of arc flash “meltdowns” that have damaged equipment. Read More