Data center startup Quantum Loophole plans to develop gigawatt scale “data center cities.” CEO Josh Snowhorn leads an experienced team, and says the growth of hyperscale computing calls for new types of real estate solutions.
The world needs more data center capacity, and it needs it yesterday. On the DCF Show, podcast Rich Miller continues our 8 Trends series with a look at how data center development is getting bigger, faster and more efficient.
NTT Global Data Centers Americas is deploying new capacity across multiple U.S. markets in 2021. The expansion kicks into high gear with this week’s launch of new data centers in Suburban Chicago and Hillsboro, Oregon.
SpaceX, Amazon, OneWeb and Telesat all plan to offer low-latency broadband via constellations of low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites. Here’s an overview of the LEO broadband players, strategies and what these services will mean for the data center industry.
India is emerging as an important new frontier for data center development. Two data center operators with global ambitions. EdgeConneX and Iron Mountain Data Centers, unveiled separate partnerships to extend their footprint in India.
Data center developers added nearly 17 million square feet of new capacity during 2020, deploying new cloud capacity at top speed despite the challenges of construction projects during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Facebook announced this week that it will expand its Eagle Mountain Data Center in Utah by more than 900,000 square feet with two new buildings, highlighting the extraordinary growth of data center campuses.
CEO Satya Nadella says make Microsoft Azure will be “the world’s computer.” As more IT workloads gravitate to cloud computing, these platforms accounted for more than 70 percent of data center leasing in 2020, a trend that is likely to continue.
The cloud needs more real estate. Hyperscale cloud operators are aggressively acquiring real estate, Recent transactions, like Microsoft’s purchase of 900 acres in Virginia, suggest that some of these server cities will reach colossal scale.
Software-defined power will be available to more data centers through CBRE Data Center Solutions, which will offer its global clients a suite of services from Virtual Power Systems (VPS) that unlock stranded power capacity.
Amid a statewide power emergency, major data centers in Texas are running on generator power to keep customers online and reduce load on the state’s struggling grid. Large operators say service is uninterrupted, but news reports indicate some data centers in the region are experiencing outages.
As the drive for data center sustainability enters a new and more urgent phase, what are the next frontiers beyond efficiency and energy sourcing? Here’s a look at the technologies, strategies and best practices we are watching at Data Center Frontier:
The outlook on renewable energy for data centers is changing. That’s one takeaway from a conversation with Iron Mountain executives Kevin Hagen and Alex Sharp about the future of sustainable data centers.
Ryan Harris, Sales and Market Manager for High Speed Interconnects with The Siemon Company, explores the ins and outs of a variety of different data center cabling options to suit a variety of different data center budgets, as well as when reaching out to a cabling specialist might be the best approach.
Chris Bair, Senior Vice President of Sales and Leasing at Stream Data Centers, highlights how enterprise and hyperscale data center requirements have grown more and more similar over the past two decades.
Alan Katz, Product Manager for MCMS at Anord Mardix, highlights how the advent of intelligent power monitoring has brought about a variety of new opportunities and positive benefits for the data center industry.
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