T5 Data Centers has acquired a large facility in Elk Grove Village from Forsythe Data Centers, which will continue in place as the anchor tenant.
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.
Sentinel Data Centers has pre-leased 25 percent of its 10 megawatt expansion at its Durham data center, continuing a trend in which tenants have been pre-leasing large volumes of data center space.
It’s getting tough to find space to build data centers in Santa Clara. That’s why Vantage Data Centers has secured a 9-acre site for a new cloud campus, which will be home to four data centers.
Central Colo has a new investor and CEO. Safanad, a global private equity firm with ambitions in the data center sector, has brought in industry veteran Ken Parent to help Central Colo fill its Silicon Valley data center and expand across the U.S.
Groupon is the latest example of a hot startup that began life in the cloud (on AWS and Salesforce), but has since switched to dedicated data centers to achieve better scale and cost efficiencies.
Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) has become more vital than ever to data center operations. The insight provided by these systems has historically only been accessible to the data center operations team, not the colocated customer. Now that the technology sector as a whole is becoming increasingly user friendly, transparent and hands on, it makes sense for colocation data centers to offer a higher level of insight and transparency into their clients’ individual environments. This white paper examines the benefits of being able to monitor colocation environments as well as the issues that can arise from the lack of visibility.
If your data center is running out of space or power, which is increasingly an important constraint you have two options. You can build and operate a new facility, or you can lease the capacity you need from one of a growing number of colocation providers who can solve your problem immediately.
Choosing a data center or colocation provider to house your company’s critical IT infrastructure is a difficult decision. Migrating your IT environment is risky, expensive, and time consuming, which is why you want to make the right choice the first time. This white paper reviews the top 10 criteria to discuss when touring data centers in order to make the best choice for your company.
The search for the right data center or service provider to support colocation or hosting requirements is a challenging endeavor. Companies rely on data centers or colocation service providers to support mission critical information technology (IT) infrastructure and maintain business continuity. A high- availability data center or colocation service provider minimizes the chances of downtime occurring for critical applications and makes it easier to secure and manage a company’s IT infrastructure requirements. As a result, the decision of choosing a data center and/or a colocation service provider to entrust and house their business or mission critical IT applications becomes even more important.
Vantage Data Centers plans a major expansion of its campus in Santa Clara, Calif. the company announced today. Vantage intends to build two new data centers, adding 21 megawatts of IT capacity for tenants.