The data center and colocation industry is a small segment of the IT sector, but represents a large portion of the power consumption. In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Kevin Hagen, of Iron Mountain, outlines the evolution of renewable energy use in the data center and colocation industry.
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.
Although many data centers may look alike and make similar claims, not all data centers are created equal. You need to know what to look for when selecting a colocation provider and touring data center facilities. Download the new white paper from Cxytera that covers the most important considerations to take into account and ensure you cover all selection criteria as you choose a colocation provider.
The recent State of the Data Center report identified five key trends that IT organizations will be implementing in their data centers in the next 12 months. Bill Kleyman examines these trends.
In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Sherri Liebo, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Digital Realty, explores the question: How will your organization and IT architecture thrive in the new digital economy?
Power pricing is a meaningful competitive factor in Silicon Valley, and is one reason that Santa Clara has emerged as the prime location for data centers, according to a new Data Center Frontier special report.
The top data center stories for March 2018 featured news from, Facebook, the Open Compute Project and the cloud computing sector. Here’s a look at the hot news for Data Center Frontier readers.
With a vacancy rate of just 7.8 percent, large data center footprints are limited in Silicon Valley, according to a new Data Center Frontier special report. As we enter 2018, activity in Silicon Valley will be guided by providers’ ability to add capacity and acquire additional land.
Demand for space remains strong in the Silicon Valley data center market, but the availability of space remains limited, according to a new Data Center Frontier special report.
The ability to remotely monitor and manage power data from the rack and device level is boosting demand for intelligent power distribution units. In the edition of Voices of the Industry, Ashish Moondra, Senior Product Manager, Power, Electronics & Software, at Chatsworth Products, explores the value of intelligent power distribution units in colocation.
Infomart Data Centers has sold three wholesale data center properties to investment firm IPI Data Center Partners.