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Data center customers leased nearly 700 megawatts of IT capacity in 2020, according to a new report from North American Data Centers. That doubled the prior record from 2018, as the COVID-19 pandemic created extraordinary demand.
The cloud needs more real estate. Hyperscale cloud operators are aggressively acquiring real estate, Recent transactions, like Microsoft’s purchase of 900 acres in Virginia, suggest that some of these server cities will reach colossal scale.
The soaring price of bitcoin has boosted the fortunes of cryptocurrency miners, who are seeing strong profits amid surging investor interest in digital assets. Today one bitcoin miner announced a $250 million stock sale, while another is adding 47 megawatts of compute capacity.
Henry Siemon is the new President and CEO of network infrastructure specialist The Siemon Company, succeeding Carl Siemon. He is the fifth generation of family leadership for the company.
Echelon Data Centres is bringing integrated renewable energy to its new wind-powered data center project in the Dublin market, one of Europe’s most important cloud computing hubs.
What’s ahead for the data center industry? We’ve identified eight themes that will shape the data center business in 2021. The big themes: Pandemic response, sustainability and lots of M&A.
Each year Data Center Frontier identifies eight themes that we believe will shape the data center business in the coming year. Here’s a look at how our predictions for 2020 turned out.
AT&T is working to repair key infrastructure after a Christmas day explosion damaged its regional telecom hub in Nashville, interrupting the building’s primary power connection and interrupting 911 services.
It’s been a strange and extraordinary year, in which many existing data center trends have been amplified by the pandemic. Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in 2020, ranked by page views.