Silicon Valley is one of the largest and most important data center markets. A new report from Data Center Frontier explores the market dynamics and supply and demand in Santa Clara and Silicon Valley.
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.
In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software, discusses the challenges of managing data centers in a world where cloud is king, what enterprise and colocation data centers can learn from the cloud, and how to modernize data center operations to remain competitive — and operate you data center like a cloud provider.
While the merits of in-house vs. cloud vs. colo have been vigorously debated — and will likely continue for some time — a new report is aimed at those already sold on the colo concept. Download the white paper from Instor for considerations, tips and potential landmines to watch out for those looking to utilize colocation in 2018.
As enterprises adopt increasingly computing-intensive workloads, such as cloudbased applications and artificial intelligence, they are using more IT resources through the cloud. Download the new white paper from Stream Data Centers that explores a better way to reach the cloud, and ways to make connecting easier.
Hybrid IT architectures with colo as the foundation increase efficiency, lower costs, and mitigate risks when compared to environments with only in-house data centers. Rick Crutchley, Chief Operating Officer at IO, now Iron Mountain, shares how organizations can benefit from a hybrid IT strategy that features colocation.
Choosing the right partner is critical in establishing a seamless data center migration. Success lies deep within the details. Download the new Iron Mountain white paper to explore the 10 steps to data center migration success.
This white paper from Stream Data Centers examines the struggles companies of all sizes encounter when faced with unexpected downtime. Download the report to learn how CES addresses critical environment challenges so executives can focus on running their businesses.
LightEdge Solution’s Chief Security and Information Officer Jake Gibson takes a look at the top three cybersecurity concerns for 2018 and helps to articulate the best, most effective solutions to combat potential threats.
The top data center stories for February 2018 featured mergers, new players and projects, and more money flowing into the data center business. Here’s a look at the hot news for Data Center Frontier readers.
CoreSite will invest up to $210 million to build a four-story data center in Downtown Chicago, adding capacity to meet demand for colocation and interconnection space.