Vertiv recently conducted an online survey of 226 U.S. enterprise data center managers regarding their use of colocation services – current and planned. Respondent industries included financial services, education, manufacturing, healthcare, government, professional service and telecommunications. Download Vertiv’s colocation data center usage report that highlights key findings and more from the recent survey.
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.
IT needs are evolving and specifying the changes we need to make to our most critical data center services. This is the second entry in a Data Center Frontier series that explores how to create complete resiliency and compliance for mission critical data centers.
Two colo providers built atop cable landing stations, NJFX in New Jersey and 1025 Connect on Long Island, will be connected by a new undersea fiber cable.
Only 27% of companies received a passing grade for disaster readiness, according to a survey by the Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council. This is the first entry in a Data Center Frontier series that explores how to create complete resiliency and compliance for mission critical data centers.
Peak 10 + ViaWest is continuing to expand, pushing into the Northeast with the acquisition of a data center in the Philadelphia market.
As businesses become more data-driven and the need for flexibility, safety and efficiency grows, data center managers must implement a system to monitor the health of their data center to keep processes running smooth and effectively. In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Jeff Klaus, General Manager of Data Center Solutions at Intel, offers three tips for successful data health management for the coming year.
Big data continues to get bigger, and with it the value of this data grows, as well. But with this growth, comes a struggle for many businesses to maintain and organize this data, as well as keep it secure. A new report from Intel summarizes the findings from a study that highlights today’s approaches and attitudes toward the implementation of a data center health management strategy.
Data center provider Centeris has leased up to 7 megawatts of IT capacity in its Puyallup, Washington facility to Colocation Northwest, the companies said this week.
The top data center stories from October at Data Center Frontier featured future data center construction, as well as data center acquisitions and sales. It would seem the data center market is heating up as the weather cools down.
Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT has sold 15 data center properties for $1.2 billion in two transactions, with Digital Realty buying a Chicago property, and a Singapore firm acquiring a 14-property portfolio.