What comes next after diesel generators? We dive into the future of backup power, as data center operators are test-driving fuels using vegetable oil and forestry byproducts, fuel cells powered by hydrogen and natural gas, and large lithium-ion batteries.
DataBank continues to rapidly expand its national network of data centers, adding capacity in key growth markets. The company has purchased an existing building to add capacity in the Denver market, following recent expansions in Dallas and Pittsburgh.
Internet growth is creating opportunities for digital infrastructure in regional markets, especially the carrier hotels that serve as the network hubs in these cities. That’s the trend behind the industry’s latest M&A deal, in which Netrality Data Centers will acquire Indy Telcom Center.
Equinix wants to increase the speed and breadth of its data center ecosystems. The company recently outlined its expanding vision for “delivering physical infrastructure at software speed” everywhere from the cloud to the edge.
Sabey Data Centers has issued $175 million of securitized notes to fund the growth of its data center operations. The company has now lined up nearly $1 billion in growth capital using asset-backed securities with low interest rates.
Iron Mountain will acquire a data center to accelerate its expansion in Frankfurt, one of Europe’s most strategic and competitive markets. It will buy a 10-megawatt facility from a Keppel affiliate for $90 million (EUR 76 million).
Extreme heat and drought in the Western US is bringing sharper scrutiny of data center water use, and testing assumptions about climate in some data center destinations. The heightened awareness of water constraints is raising the bar for data center developers.
A SpaceX rocket launch conducted on June 30 will conservatively add 30 to 40 terabytes of data per day to cloud services around the world. The SpaceX launch deployed several satellites providing hosted IT services, serving as forerunners to dedicated data centers in the sky.
Here’s a mid-year update on key trends for 2021: A recap of our Data Center Executive Roundtable, featuring expert insights from executives at Iron Mountain, Vertiv, Aligned, EdgeConnex, Infrastructure Masons, Nortek Data Center Cooling and Data Aire.
How is edge computing evolving, and what use cases and applications are gaining the most traction with customers? Informed takes from 7 thought leaders in digital infrastructure in our DCF Executive Roundtable.
As the promise of 5G and edge computing becomes more and more real, network service providers need to move away from traditional, centralized compute infrastructure and embrace a more specialized, decentralized model. Raul Martynek, CEO at DataBank, examines how wireless edge computing will help network service providers capitalize on 5G opportunities.
Have you considered all of the available precision cooling options with your design engineer and your environmental control manufacturer? Matt Vicker, Product Development Manager at Data Aire explores how data centers can boost their ROI with one of three different types of precision cooling systems.
With the increased focus on infrastructure modernization, databases have started migrating from on-prem to the cloud, multi-cloud, and hybrid cloud. Martin Wielomski, Director of Product Management at phoenixNAP Global IT Services, discusses how emerging technology like Optane DCPMM can solve database management challenges.
With more and more processing power being packed into servers supporting artificial intelligence and other processing-intensive applications, rack power requirements are exceeding 20 kilowatts (kW) in a growing number of facilities. Fred Rebarber Senior Technical Director, Thermal Solutions at Vertiv, explores how liquid cooling supports data center AI and digital transformation initiatives
Businesses are revamping their data center geo-diversity strategies and relying heavily on technologies like edge cloud computing. A new white paper from Venyu explores the importance of geo-diverse data center locations in today’s business environment.
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