Netflix is renowned for its use of the Amazon Web Services cloud. But UK researchers have mapped the Netflix Open Connect content delivery network, which feature servers in 233 locations around the world.
Chicago is one of the nation’s premier markets for data center services, and home to 1.85 million square feet of data center space. The Chicago data center market has two distinct sub-markets, one in Downtown Chicago and another in the western suburbs.
Working with modern cloud and data center technologies isn’t always an easy task. Today, we’re seeing a boom in cloud adoption and data center utilization. Still, through all of this adoption and cloud deployment – it’s pretty much impossible to escape the conversation around data center security.
Digital Realty has acquired a former Motorola headquarters building in Franklin, Park, Illinois, according to local media. The deal positions Digital Realty for growth in the Suburban Chicago market, where cloud players are actively leasing data center space.
To scale up its Mobile Device Lab, Facebook built custom racks to house 2,000 smartphones for application testing in its Prineville data center. Here’s a look at the design process for this offbeat challenge.
Our Executive Roundtable examines the data center industry’s track record on energy efficiency, assessing the progress thus far and laying out the strategies that can take efficiency to the next level.
LitBit founder Scott Noteboom envisions his company’s software as playing the role of Android within the Internet of Things, providing an open source platform that allows devices to talk to one another.
The Internet of Things (IoT) will generate a tsunami of data, infrastructure experts say, leading to a hybrid network of the future featuring fiber in new places and lots and lots of wireless.
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