Data Center Knowledge Editorial Staff and Contributors

The team at Data Center Knowledge brings together a wealth of experience in reporting and a passion for the data center industry.



Enterprise technology and business journalist Yevgeniy Sverdlik is Senior Director of Content at Informa and Editor in Chief of Data Center Knowledge. Having covered the data center industry since 2009, he knows the market inside and out. He can be reached at ysverdlik (at) datacenterknowledge (dot) com or (510) 423-0344.



Technology writer and editor Karen Riccio spent 15 years as managing editor for Data Center Management magazine, published by AFCOM – a leading industry association whose mission is to advance the professional development of individuals in the field of data center and facilities management. She is currently content editor for as well as its weekly newsletter. Karen is a regular contributor to Data Center Knowledge and oversees the site’s Industry Perspectives section.


Christine has been a journalist since 1971. In 2001 she began writing a weekly consumer computer column and began covering IT full time in 2002, focusing on Linux and open source software. She covers IT for Data Center Knowledge and ITPro. Since 2010 she’s published and edited the website FOSS Force. When she’s not covering her beat, Christine spends her time in rural North Carolina, where she spends entirely too much time binge watching Netflix and thinking about cleaning the house.



Bill is a financial writer/analyst, seated at Wall St. & Main St. where real estate intersects trends in: technology, retailing, office/industrial, residential, healthcare, energy infrastructure & green initiatives. He covers REITs, real estate and related technology, as well as fintech and real estate crowdfunding. He has written hundreds of investing articles which can be found on Seeking Alpha, Benzinga, Motley Fool, and Investopedia, Finviz and Yahoo! Finance. He often writes about data centers REITs — a new and growing asset class — attempting to bridge the gap between technology & traditional REIT investors.


Mary Branscombe is a freelance technology journalist for a wide range of sites. She has been a technology writer for more than two decades, covering everything from early versions of Windows and Office to the first smartphones, the arrival of the Web and most things in between, from consumer and small business technology, to enterprise architecture and cloud services. She also dabbles in mystery fiction about the world of technology and startups.


Maria is a Massachusetts-based technology journalist who writes about cybersecurity and virtual reality. During her 20 years of experience covering financial technology and cybersecurity she wrote for Computerworld, was a columnist for Securities Industry News, ran a business news bureau in China, and founded a publication covering virtual reality. She has reported for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, UPI, and the Associated Press. Before switching to business and technology journalism, she was a war correspondent in the republics of the former Soviet Union and has reported from Chechnya, Afghanistan, and other war zones.


Wylie Wong is a journalist and freelance writer specializing in technology, business and sports. He previously worked at CNET, Computerworld and CRN and loves covering and learning about the advances and ever-changing dynamics of the technology industry. On the sports front, Wylie is co-author of Giants: Where Have You Gone, a where-are-they-now book on former San Francisco Giants. He previously launched and wrote a Giants blog for the San Jose Mercury News, and in recent years, has enjoyed writing about the intersection of technology and sports.


Bill Kleyman is a veteran technologist with experience in data center design, management, and deployment. His architecture work includes virtualization and cloud deployments as well as business network design and implementation. Bill enjoys writing, blogging, and educating colleagues about technology. He has published over 800 articles, numerous podcasts and webcasts and has participated in many other forms of interactive media. He has also published whitepapers on cloud computing, data center design, and managing IT environments. In addition to Data Center Knowledge, Bill works as featured writer and contributor; his work has been published on Business Week, Tech Target, CBSi, ZDNet, UBM TechWeb, and many others. During the day, Bill stays busy as CTO at MTM Technologies. You can find Bill’s latest content on Twitter @QuadStack, and on LinkedIn. Also, visit Bill’s author page for his recent posts.