Robert Gates joined TechTarget as a news writer for its Data Center and Virtualization Media Group in March 2015. He covers data centers, data center strategies, server technologies, converged and hyper-converged infrastructure and open source operating systems for SearchDataCenter. Prior to joining TechTarget, Robert was a local news reporter for several newspapers and websites, including Patch.com, Gatehouse Media, Bennington Banner and Keene Sentinel. His work has also appeared in The Salem News and Boating Times New England. He graduated from St. Michael’s College in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Mass Communication.