Databank’s Mark Houpt explores the benefits of working with a specialized data center cloud provider, including performance, security options, and support for compliance.
By taking advantage of the sensors available in your infrastructure, data center management tools provide visibility by automating the collection, management and analysis of health, power and temperature readings—at the individual device level.
After significant growth, Xfernet, a Los Angeles-based colocation, needed to move its facility into a 14,000 square foot data center space with shallow raised floors, low ceilings and limited footprint for new cooling equipment. Chatsworth Products’ John Thomas highlights how the California colocation achieved higher rack densities and ramped up efficiency by using new data center cooling strategies.
Hyperscale data center deployments are setting a new standard for scale, speed, quality, and efficiency. In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Tim Stone, Director of Service Delivery at RagingWire Data Centers, shares four keys to successful hyperscale data center deployments.
Hyperscalers, cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers, and even enterprises with high density computing requirements commonly over provision to eliminate the risk of falling short of the necessary IT capacity to support future business growth. Eric Jacobs, Chief Revenue Officer at Aligned Energy, highlights how an adaptive, scalable data center can prevent over provisioning.
The IT industry is ever changing, and today’s network engineers and architects face an ongoing list of challenges. Iron Mountain Data Centers’ Frank Scalzo highlights the top network challenges facing engineers and architects in today’s data center market.
The continuous demand for speed and bandwidth, combined with the need to lower latency, is driving the move to the edge. However, while the above definition provides a perfectly serviceable framework to jumpstart discussion, EdgeConneX’ Phillip Marangella advocates perhaps a more focused definition that is at once far broader and meaningful.
It’s been said that “sustainability is most often defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.” Marc Cram, Director of Sales for Server Technology, discusses how data center sustainability is being addressed by the biggest names in the industry, as well as how the three R’s — reduce, reuse, recycle — are playing a role in the sustainability trend in the colocation industry.
One of the reasons for the evolution from public- or private-only models is the growing realization that not everything fits neatly into a single, traditional deployment environment. Digital Realty’s Rick Moore, Senior Director of Global Cloud Services, explores how a hybrid cloud approach can help data centers operate efficiently without sacrificing security and management control.
Clearly, machine learning can and has been used to achieve greater data center cooling efficiency. While most data centers are not yet equipped to do the same, the theory behind how machine learning can optimize cooling efficiency is fairly well understood. Sabey Data Centers’ John Sasser, Sr. Vice President of Data Center Operations, takes a look at how machine learning presents both challenges and opportunities for today’s data center cooling technology.