Data Center Frontier charts the future of data centers and cloud computing. We write about what’s next for the Internet, and the innovations that will take us there.
The data center is our prism. We tell the story of the digital economy through the facilities that power the cloud and the people who build them. In writing about data centers and thought leaders, we explain the importance of how and where these facilities are built, how they are powered, and their impact on the Internet and the communities around them.
Why Data Center Frontier
There are now many news organizations covering the data center and cloud computing sectors. Most are focused on day-to-day news and trend coverage, including announcements of new products and facilities. Many do a great job, especially Data Center Knowledge, which Rich founded back in 2005.
At Data Center Frontier, our sole focus will be cutting-edge innovation in design, efficiency and scalability. With longer articles and more in-depth reporting, we will dive into the details and take a comprehensive look at trends, and the industry. Our story-telling will be visual and compelling, taking readers inside cloud data centers.
- New Frontiers in Geography: The Internet is transforming society, and in coming years, the benefits of connected business will spread into new regions, including under-served “second-tier” markets and eventually regions of the world that currently have limited access to the Internet. Wireless will serve as the on-ramp for millions of new users, as connectivity is boosted by new means – including balloons, drones and satellites.
- New Frontiers in Design: New markets will require new approaches to data center design, creating facilities that can operate with very different climate and energy profiles. This will require major innovation in the way data centers are designed, built and powered.
- New Frontiers in Social Media: New tools are reshaping how the world does business, including how tech companies tell their story and acquire customers. Data Center Frontier will help our readers master social media as a powerful channel to drive the growth of the data center industry.
- New Frontiers in Advertising: Brands are seeking new ways to connect with customers. It’s time to start new types of conversations that build deeper connections. At Data Center Frontier, we intend to help convene these conversations between our sponsors and readers.