The robot-driven data center is closer to reality with the introduction of a robotic system to swap servers from a tank of cooling liquid. Is this another step towards more “lights out” data centers? Rich Miller, explores the past, present and future of robots in the data center.
Today’s farm is powered by data, along with a variety of devices and technologies, including sensors, GPS satellites, drones, and robots. Here’s a look at precision farming, and the role of AI and data.
Data center rack densities are rising, and large enterprises expect that trend to continue, according to a new report from 451 Research, which suggests a growing opportunity for specialized cooling solutions, including liquid cooling.
An abundance of fiber providers and several Internet exchanges make Chicago a hub for content delivery services to a large portion of the American Midwest. This excerpt from a new special report on the Greater Chicago data center market highlights the Chicago market’s business environment, including factors like power, hazard risk, incentives, connectivity and more.
Is data gravity drawing data centers nearer to interconnection hubs in major markets, or will a new architecture emerge around massive cloud campuses in remote locations? Digital Realty and CyrusOne offer different takes.
Rising rack densities and liquid cooling were the focus of the most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in November, along with the impact of data gravity and strategic moves by Digital Realty and QTS.
It’s a fact we know all too well. Data centers consume a lot of power – and demand is only growing. In a world rightly concerned about climate change, growing energy requirements can be a liability. Kevin Hagen of Iron Mountain explains how asking the right questions of your data center provider can turn a potential sustainability liability into an opportunity.
Marc Cram, Director of Sales for Server Technology, explores how the data demands and more of the IoT and AI are changing the tech and data center industry. Explore what’s in store for 2020, right around the corner.
Projects like the IEIC (Internet Ecosystem Innovation Committee), of which QTS is a member, work to “stimulate transformation, regional economies and internet infrastructure growth globally,” and are designed to deemphasize the heavy reliance of the current concentrated, congested peering points. A new white paper from QTS, “QTS Peering and Data Exchange,” explores how companies can help the industry proliferate the number of buildings where internet and content networks can exchange traffic and do so in a neutral and open way.
The speed of disruption and the current data surge cycle continues to demand transformation in the data center industry. The response to these demands bring prefabricated modular (PFM) data centers to the arena – delivering low-risk, high-value implementations with the added benefits of faster delivery and easier on-site assembly. Download the new white paper from Vertiv provides clarity on the specific benefits that PFM data centers can offer to the future of the data center industry.
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