Hyperscalers, cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers, and even enterprises with high density computing requirements commonly over provision to eliminate the risk of falling short of the necessary IT capacity to support future business growth. Eric Jacobs, Chief Revenue Officer at Aligned Energy, highlights how an adaptive, scalable data center can prevent over provisioning.
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 March Data Center Job Spotlight features a new CxA PM position in Ashburn, Va., as well as opportunities in Arizona, Colorado, and Texas. And if you are interested in heading North, there is an opening for a data center facility manager in Quebec City. Positions range from engineering and project management, to sales and commissioning.
Our Data Center Frontier Executive Roundtable looks at enterprise data center demand, with insights from three industry thought leaders: John Hewitt of Vertiv, Digital Realty CTO Chris Sharp, and Tim Mirick from Sabey Data Centers.
The IT industry is ever changing, and today’s network engineers and architects face an ongoing list of challenges. Iron Mountain Data Centers’ Frank Scalzo highlights the top network challenges facing engineers and architects in today’s data center market.
Demand in North America and across the globe for compute, networking and storage capacity is surging at an unprecedentedly fast and furious rate. Compute loads are also becoming more dynamic as capacity demand varies widely from project-to-project, month-to-month, or even day-today. Download the new white paper that explores the today’s challenges to data center infrastructure and provisioning, and outlines Aligned Energy’s build-to-scale solutions for the data industry.
The continuous demand for speed and bandwidth, combined with the need to lower latency, is driving the move to the edge. However, while the above definition provides a perfectly serviceable framework to jumpstart discussion, EdgeConneX’ Phillip Marangella advocates perhaps a more focused definition that is at once far broader and meaningful.
Lithium-ion batteries are used in a variety of current consumer electronics. Now, the colocation and data center industry is taking note and discovering the possibilities of using lithium-ion batteries as backup energy sources for uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). A new white paper from LiiON outlines a variety of potential advantages of using lithium-ion batteries to both data center designers and operational engineers.
Salute Mission Critical was founded to solve two problems at once: training veterans for meaningful careers, while helping data center companies find talent. Its success provides one model for addressing a looming talent shortage in the data center.
Lithium-ion batteries have become an “invisible” but significant part of our everyday lives. In the past 10 years, lithium-ion batteries have been introduced as an energy storage solution for Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs) in data centers and mission-critical facilities. Download the new white paper, courtesy of LiiON, that shows readers how utilizing lithium-ion batteries can help them to achieve key efficiency and resiliency goals for today’s data center design engineers and operations engineers.
It’s been said that “sustainability is most often defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.” Marc Cram, Director of Sales for Server Technology, discusses how data center sustainability is being addressed by the biggest names in the industry, as well as how the three R’s — reduce, reuse, recycle — are playing a role in the sustainability trend in the colocation industry.