All too often, data center users enter new markets and are greeted with unpleasant surprises on their energy spending. Download the new white paper from Stream Data Centers that covers the ins and outs of capacity energy markets for data centers, as well as the most practical ways to address your data center and colocation energy needs.
Customers can buy data center space in a number of ways. One of the most popular is colocation, tenants buy space by the rack, cabinet or cage. Larger requirements typically use the wholesale data center model, in which a tenant leases a finished suite of “turn-key” raised-floor space. The dividing lines between the two have blurred in recent years, which wholesale providers pursuing smaller deals while colo specialists add suites to their offerings. Both retail colocation providers and companies selling wholesale data center space are pushing into new markets, extending these IT outsourcing services to new audiences.
The electrical infrastructure of a data center facility is one of the most critical elements among the systems necessary to maintaining maximum uptime. A recurring maintenance program that includes infrared scanning is the vehicle that can provide visibility to potential problems before they occur. Download the new white paper from Instor Solutions that explores why a well designed thermal scanning preventive maintenance program can proactively detect problems and allow for repair/remediation to occur well before they can cause an unplanned outage.
At Datacloud Europe, Credit Suisse senior analyst Sami Badri outlined how the ongoing shift to cloud technologies holds benefits for the data center providers that build the facilities housing those clouds.
Infomart Data Centers has completed the commissioning of a new data center suite at its Ashburn facility, which it purchased several years ago from America Online.
The lithium-ion battery (LIB) offers many benefits when used in conjunction with data center uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. Still, data center professionals have legitimate questions about the operational and safety aspects of this emerging technology and how it compares to traditional valve-regulated, lead-acid (VRLA) batteries. Download the new white paper from Vertiv that addresses common questions about the use of lithium-ion batteries in the critical space.
In this edition of Industry Perspectives, David Knapp, Product Marketing Manager at Chatsworth Products, explores what to consider as new network standards create network upgrade requirements.
Industry veteran Bill Fathers has been named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Cologix, a provider of colocation and interconnection services in nine markets.
Vantage Data Centers has begun construction on its second major campus in Santa Clara, breaking ground on a 9-acre site on Mathew Street where it plans to build three data centers offering 69 megawatts of critical power.
The term cybersecurity is commonly associated with the protection of digital data from theft or compromise by hackers. For enterprise customers, however, most data breaches aren’t the result of technology villains inventing new ways to do damage. Download the new white paper from Stream Data Centers that explores how the roles of compliance and physical access ensure virtual security for the enterprise.
In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software, discusses DCIM’s progress and the key differentiators that set second-generation DCIM software apart from legacy data center management tools.