Digital Realty plans to build the world’s largest multi-tenant data center campus near Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia. The Digital Dulles campus will create 7.5 million square feet of new data center space in the world’s most active cloud market.
Amazon Web Services is continuing to expand in Northern Virginia, including a massive data center campus just south of Dulles Airport, which could add up to 2.5 million square feet of cloud computing capacity.
Amazon will invest $10 billion in Project Kuiper, a satellite network to provide broadband Internet service. Analysts say Amazon’s ambitions in space could expand the market for its online retail and cloud computing businesses.
In the new industry brief, “5G, Smart Cities, and Edge: The IOT in Our Lives,” Server Technology discusses the IoT, its relationship to Smart Cities and 5G wireless, and how IoT, Smart Cities, and 5G will require remotely managed intelligent power to deliver on the promises of better information and control, resulting in improved lifestyles and greater efficiency.
Microsoft plans to eliminate its reliance on diesel fuel by the year 2030, a decision that has major implications for its data centers around the world, many of which use diesel-powered generators for backup power.
Dark fiber is a hot commodity, as cloud computing platforms seek more network capacity to deliver data across their data center campuses. That’s why investment firms with data center holdings have been acquiring dark fiber specialists.
Switch will use new large-scale energy storage technology from Tesla to boost its use of solar energy for its data center campuses in Las Vegas and Reno. Each Tesla Megapack provides up to 3 megawatts of energy storage.
Data Bytes is our new weekly roundup of research and analysis on data centers and cloud computing. This week: New data on cloud investment by hyperscalers, latest trends in PUE, HPC spending pauses for COVID-19, and projections on edge server growth.
Newcomer Novva Data Centers has unveiled plans to build a 1.5 million square foot campus in the Salt Lake City, Utah market. Novva is led by CEO Wes Swenson, backed by CIM Group, and features an innovative approach to data center cooling.
The Dallas Infomart begins a new chapter this week with the opening of the $142 million Equinix DA11, a purpose-built data center, which expands the iconic carrier hotel property into a multi-building cloud campus.
John Hevey, Vice President, Corporate Technical Service at BCS Data Center Operations, explores a group of strategic solutions designed to “safeguard” future data center operations for today’s companies navigating through the current pandemic.
Like most industries, the data center industry has evolved, especially in recent years. While basic data center design hasn’t changed much, some aspects of it have greatly improved. Alex Sharp, Global Head of Design and Construction at Iron Mountain, takes a look at data centers of the future.
Databank CTO explores how empowering government agencies to transform their IT infrastructure, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) helps accelerate the adoption of cloud solutions with an emphasis on the security and protection of federal information.
High physical density and high power density go “hand in hand” when it comes to the data center. That’s according to a new report from Server Technology that contends to maximize both without having to pay for specialty infrastructure, many data centers have found it attractive to deploy 415V 3-phase AC power to the rack.
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