iNET Interactive has announced the acquisition of Data Center Knowledge. Named among the 50 Must-Read IT Blogs by BizTech Magazine, Data Center Knowledge serves IT and operations professionals who build and manage data centers.

DataCenterKnowledge joins AFCOM and Data Center World to form three complementary media brands serving different facets of the data center industry under a single iNET Interactive umbrella. With the acquisition, iNET Interactive has the leading source of daily news and analysis with Data Center Knowledge, the leading association of data center management professionals with AFCOM, and the premier conference and trade show for data center and facilities managers through Data Center World. Together, the three media brands enable iNET Interactive to effectively serve the educational and business development needs of the data center industry.  Further, the three media brands enable iNET Interactive to provide a full suite of advertising options—including online, events, print, and email—for companies seeking to reach data center professionals.

The Data Center Knowledge team will join iNET Interactive, and they will continue in their current roles. Rich Miller, founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, has covered data center industry news and trends since 2005. Under his leadership, the brand has become a significant information resource for the sector. Kevin Normandeau, a veteran of the technology publishing industry who has worked in senior sales roles at NetworkWorld, AOL and International Data Group (IDG), will continue in sales and business development. Colleen Miller will continue as director of content for Data Center Knowledge, with a focus on leveraging social media and managing Industry Perspectives, a thought leadership channel.

The Data Center Knowledge acquisition signals iNET Interactive’s commitment to serving the fast-growing data center industry. Troy Augustine, iNET’s president and CEO stated, “Not only have we added a great property that perfectly complements our existing data center portfolio, we’ve also added great people.  Data Center Knowledge’s editorial and sales talent will have a beneficial impact throughout the company, and the combination of AFCOM, Data Center World and Data Center Knowledge opens up some very exciting opportunities.”

“We’re excited to become part of iNET Interactive,” said Miller. “The iNET team shares our vision for providing exceptional news and analysis for data center professionals. iNET is the right company to help us grow the brand and take Data Center Knowledge to the next level.”