As the new consolidator in the data center industry, Digital Bridge has a vision that extends from the device in your hand to the server in the data center. The acquisition of Vantage Data Centers is a key step towards those ambitions.
An in-depth look at the latest trends impacting the world of data centers and cloud computing.
Vantage Data Centers is being acquired by a consortium of investors led by Digital Bridge Holdings, which sees the purchase as the first step in a larger expansion into the wholesale data center industry.
The data center’s role in the economy will be transformed by technologies like AI, virtual reality, voice assistants, autonomous vehicles and robots, according to futurist Steve Brown.
Intel and Barefoot Networks show off an Open Compute switch with 65 silicon photonics optical modules, creating a programmable switch with a top end of 6.5 terabits a second.
At the Open Compute Summit, Microsoft and NVIDIA unveiled a new hyperscale GPU accelerator for artificial intelligence workloads in the cloud. The HGX-1 harnesses eight NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPUs and high-speed interconnects.
Northern Virginia is the largest data center market in the United States, and the most active. It is currently poised for a data center building boom, according to a new market report from Data Center Frontier.
Google used 5.7 Terawatt hours of energy in 2015. which is why the company has also taken a leadership position in procuring renewable energy for its data centers and cloud campuses.
Fourteen large tech companies want to improve the green power options for colocation customers through Corporate Colocation and Cloud Buyers’ Principles developed by non-profit BSR.
Cloud computing providers signed contracts for more than 1.2 gigawatts of renewable power in 2016, marking a dramatic turnaround from data centers’ earlier dependence upon coal power.
As it approaches 2 billion users, Facebook is hitting a new phase of growth, which includes building even larger data centers, and more data centers on each cloud campus.