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.
An in-depth look at the latest trends impacting the world of data centers and cloud computing.
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.
Switch has opened a 1.3 million square foot data center at its new Citadel Campus near Reno, the largest purpose-built colo center ever. The company plans more than 7 million SF of data centers in Reno.
Snap’s IPO will be a banner event for the data center industry, as the parent of Snapchat has committed to pay $3 billion for cloud infrastructure from Google and Amazon over the next five years.
Intel says new technologies like AI, the IoT and virtual reality will create an explosion of data, driving demand for new infrastructure and an “interconnectedness of everything.” The data center is central to this vision.
CyrusOne’s $490 million acquisition of two facilities from Sentinel Data Centers highlights the growth opportunity in the Southeast, where low power costs have attracted investment in Internet infrastructure.