The center of the country is proving to be the ideal place to add data center capacity. Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon and Microsoft are investing $11 billion in cloud campuses across Iowa, Ohio and Nebraska.
Hyperscale has come to mean a lot of things, but at its core is the ability to scale all elements of IT architecture and provision rapidly to meet demand as it increases. This is the final of three entries in a Data Center Frontier series and focuses on the different elements of a hyperscale data center.
Marcus Doran, VP and General Manager, Rahi Systems Europe, highlights Ireland as a new champion in data center facilities. There are numerous reasons for Ireland’s success in the data center industry, including climate and geography.
From the vantage point inside today’s datacenter it’s a safe bet that the pace of change in datacenters will accelerate over the next decade and beyond. Raritan asked the datacenter experts at 451 Research to examine the forces of change over the next decade so that they could share predictions about new datacenter types, and to suggest ways to get ready for the future.
The arrival of next-generation 5G wireless is expected to bring widespread disruption of American business, as low-latency connections enable new services. 5G broadband also will mean more data traffic, and more business for data centers.
Anyone who has been in the data center business long enough knows that speed is everything, especially in a high speed migration environment. But according to CommScope, the key to keeping things running at the necessary speeds, is knowing “what you have to be prepared to deliver.” A recent white paper explores high speed migration trends, infrastructure issues, drivers and more.
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