Bruno Berti, Director Product Management, at RagingWire Data Centers, shares why Interconnection has become a major component of the wholesale data center colocation strategy.
Customers can buy data center space in a number of ways. One of the most popular is colocation, tenants buy space by the rack, cabinet or cage. Larger requirements typically use the wholesale data center model, in which a tenant leases a finished suite of “turn-key” raised-floor space. The dividing lines between the two have blurred in recent years, which wholesale providers pursuing smaller deals while colo specialists add suites to their offerings. Both retail colocation providers and companies selling wholesale data center space are pushing into new markets, extending these IT outsourcing services to new audiences.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a colocation provider or manager of an enterprise data center, your challenges are still the same; do what you do, but do it faster, cheaper and better. Dan Draper, Director of Data Center Programs for Vertiv, shares the story of how colocation and hosting providers have pushed traditional enterprise data center operations into the future.
2017 is already shaping up as a landmark year for consolidation in the data center industry, including the megamerger between Digital Realty and DFT. Here’s a recap of the deals thus far in 2017.
With new leadership, Peak 10 is looking beyond its home markets in the Southeast and ready to begin building a national data center footprint.
Green House Data has lined up funding to accelerate its growth, and is seeking acquisitions that will expand its geographic footprint and services.
Cray Inc. has teamed with data center operator Markley Group to introduce “supercomputing as a service” for life sciences firms in the Boston area.
Boston is home to 884,000 square feet (SF) of commissioned data center space, representing 88 megawatts (MW) of commissioned power, according to market research from datacenterHawk.
Boston’s active startup ecosystem also creates demand for data center services. There are more than 1,800 startups in the Greater Boston area,
Cyxtera launches with a focus on secure infrastructure, bringing together next-generation security startups and a data center network spanning 2.6 million square feet of space and 3,500 customers.
Strong clusters of customers in higher education, biotechnology and the pharmaceutical sector drive demand for data center space in the Greater Boston market.