As Hurricane Ida illustrates, real-time weather data collection and accurate forecasting are essential for protecting lives and property. New satellites are providing imaging data that can help refine weather modeling and forecasts.
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Today, the technology exists to revolutionize the way distributed IT sites are managed and maintained. Download the new paper from Vertiv that outlines how connectivity, cloud computing, big data and mobile applications can work together to enable a new service paradigm for remote sites that increases visibility, reduces downtime and supports optimization of these vital IT resources.
The data center industry has been buzzing about investor Jim Chanos’ prediction that public data center companies are headed for a selloff. Here’s a look at the history of high-profile investors who have urged investors to sell or short the data center sector.
After a record year for leasing in 2021, data center developers are building even bigger in 2022, with nearly half of the projects pre-leased before they are even completed. New data from CBRE, JLL and Synergy Research offer metrics for hyperscale growth and the boom to come.
The flow of investment dollars into the data center industry may be gaining steam. A new CBRE survey of large institutional investors found that 95 percent plan to increase their capital deployment in the global data center sector in 2022.
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.
The next wave of government data center optimization will be more targeted and outcome oriented, driven largely by new public/private partnerships that will leverage industry best practices to drive innovation and achieve dramatic optimization targets.
It takes a tremendous amount of energy and often copious amounts of water to power and cool any data center. In fact, data centers contribute to industry’s consumption of 45% of all available clean water. Get the new report from Aligned Energy that highlights how the company ramped up soft water and water management to save a total of 24 million gallons of water annually at its Phoenix data center.
Colony Capital intends to be an active investor in the data center sector in 2020 and beyond. Its recent $185 million investment in DataBank provides insights to Colony’s strategy to expand aggressively into digital infrastructure.
Wholesale data center leases are growing rapidly, according to CloudHQ founder Hossein Fateh, who said hyperscale deals will soon reach into the hundreds of megawatts.