When purchasing or selling data center services,the legal contract signed by the client and the provider is critically important. A new report on data center contracts explores how to streamline and improve the data center contract negotiation process.
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.
As data center management solutions mature to meet evolving infrastructure needs, organizations are challenged with allocating time, money and resources to upgrading their data center infrastructure with the goal of achieving operational efficiency. Jeff Klaus, General Manager of Intel Data Center Management Solutions, outlines how data center management as a service — known as DMaaS — is gaining steam as a cloud-based data center monitoring solution.
STACK Infrastructure has launched a new brand and data center platform play, with the backing of IPI Data Center Partners and assets acquired from Infomart and T5 Data Centers.
Evoque Data Center Solutions is a new colocation player formed through the purchase of 31 data centers from AT&T. Evoque is backed by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, which has hired a team of industry veterans led by CEO Tim Caulfield.
Vantage Data Centers has acquired land in the Greater Phoenix area to build a hyperscale data center campus, the latest step in an ambitious expansion which has kicked into high gear in recent weeks.
Data center provider Element Critical is expanding into the Chicago market with the acquisition of two data centers in suburban Wood Dale, Illinois.
According to the Data Center Journal, data center investments in the U.S. reached record levels in 2017, soaring to an impressive more than $20 billion. A new executive brief from Stream Data Centers explores tech and real estate investment in the data center planning process, and the importance of both.
Although the commercial and operational advantages of hybrid IT are compelling, for financial services and healthcare organizations as well as enterprises that market their services to the government sector, security and regulatory compliance are non-negotiable. Mark Houpt, Chief Information Security Officer at DataBank, takes a look at key security and compliance factors when adopting a hybrid IT strategy for your business.
With more data distribution and greater demand for IT consumerization, organizations are finding themselves requiring more hardware, resources, and data center bandwidth. All of these trends are fueling the push for more efficient data center utilization and, more specifically, data center agility. The new white paper from BCS FM Solutions will teach you about the silo-less data center model, how to get started, and how this architecture is already disrupting the market.
Last January we identified eight themes that we believed would shape the data center business in 2018. Let’s take a look and see how we did, ranking whether each prediction was a Hit, Miss or Too Early.