About Data Center Knowledge
Data Center Knowledge is a leading online source of daily news and analysis about the data center industry. We cover a wide scope. Areas of coverage include advancements in power and cooling technology, processor and server architecture, networks, storage, the colocation industry and data center company stocks, cloud, and developments in modern hyper-scale data center space, edge computing, infrastructure for machine learning, and virtual and augmented reality.
Each month, hundreds of thousands of data center professionals (C-level, business, IT, and facilities decision makers) turn to DCK to help them develop data center strategies, and/or design, build, and manage world-class data centers. These buyers and decision-makers rely on DCK as a trusted source of breaking news and expertise on these specialized facilities.
About Our Team
The Data Center Knowledge team is comprised of a dedicated group of reporters, editors, analysts, and data center industry professionals who work continuously to cover the industry’s ever-changing landscape. The team brings together a wealth of experience in reporting and a passion for the data center industry.
Wendy Schuchart is the Editor in Chief of Data Center Knowledge. She has more than a decade of experience writing about the IT landscape and has another decade’s experience working in enterprise IT as a coder, business analyst and software developer. Before joining Data Center Knowledge she was the managing editor/executive editor at VentureBeat. Her work has been featured in many IT publications, including InformationWeek, Network Computing, Datacenter Dynamics, Green Data Center News, SDX Central and TechTarget. Follow her on Twitter @wendyschuchart
James Walker is the Senior Editor of Data Center Knowledge. He has more than 16 years of experience writing for business and technology publications, with a focus on translating technical issues to make them more accessible and engaging. Before joining Data Center Knowledge, James was editor of The Daily Swig, an award-winning cyber security news website, and his work has been featured in The Times and BBC Online, among other publications. His first full-length book, HIT: Once Upon a Field, was published in 2023.
Brian Holak is the Senior Managing Editor of ITPro Today. He has more than nine years of experience in the IT journalism realm, both as a reporter and an editor. Prior to joining ITPro Today, he was site editor for TechTarget's SearchBusinessAnalytics and SearchDataManagement. Along with BI, analytics and data management, Brian has covered a wide range of enterprise IT beats, including artificial intelligence, cloud computing, digital transformation, innovation management and general IT strategy.
Rick Dagley is senior editor at ITPro Today and Data Center Knowledge, covering IT operations and management, cloud computing, edge computing, software development and IT careers. Previously, he was a longtime editor at PCWeek/eWEEK, with stints at Computer Design and Telecommunications magazines before that.
Dylan Fisher is the Digital SEO Content & Copy Editor at ITPro Today, Data Center Knowledge, Information Week, and Network Computing. He's also the author of "The Loneliest Band in France." He lives with his wife, Danielle, and their two adopted dogs, Rosie and Daisy, in Atlanta, GA.
Brandon Taylor is the Digital Editorial Program Manager across Enterprise IT media brands: Data Center Knowledge, InformationWeek, ITPro Today and Network Computing. He enables the successful delivery of sponsored content programs, secures speakers for the brands' many events, and assists in content strategy.
Kolawole Samuel Adebayo is a Harvard-trained tech entrepreneur, tech enthusiast, tech writer/journalist, and an executive ghostwriter. He has 10+ years of experience covering various tech news stories, writing thought leadership blogs, reports, datasheets, and case studies. His areas of expertise include cybersecurity, AI, ML, DevOps, blockchain, metaverse, and big data for C-level executive audiences. He has written for several publications, including VentureBeat, Dark Reading, RSI Security, NWTechs, WATI Security, Draft.dev, and many more. He is also an award-winning poet, with works published in several journals around the world.
Rina Diane Caballar is a journalist and former software engineer based in Wellington, New Zealand. Rina Diane Caballar is a journalist and former software engineer based in Wellington, New Zealand. She covers tech and its intersections with science, society, and the environment. Rina's work has appeared in publications including the BBC, The Boston Globe and The Atlantic.
Sharon Fisher has worked in the computer trade press for more than 20 years, covering topics such as networking, storage, security, and the intersection of technology and public policy. She has worked on staff for Computerworld, Communications Week, and InfoWorld, and freelanced for publications such as Byte, Network World, InformationWeek, and PC Week, as well as clients such as the Economist Intelligence Unit, Cisco, and Oracle.
Steven Hill is an independent analyst, writer and speaker that has been covering new and emerging technologies in data center infrastructure for nearly twenty years. In the past he has served as a Senior Analyst at 451 Research covering Applied Infrastructure and Storage Technologies, prior to that as a Senior Analyst of Data Center Solutions at Current Analysis and as the Editor for Storage and Servers at Network Computing Magazine.
Andy Patrizio is a veteran technology journalist of 30 years, covering a wide range of subjects for publications such as Network World, Computerworld, InformationWeek, Ars Technica and Business Insider. He is based in Orange County, California.
Christopher Tozzi is a technology analyst with subject matter expertise in cloud computing, application development, open source software, virtualization, containers and more. He also lectures at a major university in the Albany, New York, area. His book, “For Fun and Profit: A History of the Free and Open Source Software Revolution,” was published by MIT Press.
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.
Contribute to Data Center Knowledge
If you’re an IT practitioner, we welcome article submissions from you about how to strategically assess and/or tactically deploy technologies within your organization, especially when the submission highlights the business benefits of specific processes or policies. To be considered for publication, submissions must adhere to our editorial standards: The content must be exclusive to Data Center Knowledge (cannot have been published elsewhere); it cannot market a vendor’s products or services; it must be relevant to a topic we cover on Data Center Knowledge; and it must be written for our core audience of data center professionals. If we do accept the content for publication, we typically edit for style, clarity, grammar and length (600 to 1,000 words is ideal) and send it back to you for review if substantial edits are made. We expect that you will fact-check your submission before sending it to us for review. Unfortunately, we can’t pay for unsolicited contributions. If you’re interested in contributing under those guidelines, feel free to send your topic suggestions to [email protected].
Submit Your News
Send news tips to our editor. Due to the high volume of inquiries, we have set up some PR Guidelines. You’ll find those on the Submit Your News page, which is also where you’ll find the right contact information.
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