Sean Baillie, Executive Vice President, Connectivity at QTS Data Centers explains how digital transformation is putting more pressure on data center providers to provide a flawless experience for a variety of end users in a constantly scaling environment.
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.
SpaceX, Amazon, OneWeb and Telesat all plan to offer low-latency broadband via constellations of low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites. Here’s an overview of the LEO broadband players, strategies and what these services will mean for the data center industry.
Cyxtera Technologies will become a public company through a merger with a SPAC sponsored by Starboard Value. The deal, which values Cyxtera at $3.4 billion marks the first major deal by a group of SPACs targeting the data center sector.
Ryan Harris, Sales and Market Manager for High Speed Interconnects with The Siemon Company, explores the ins and outs of a variety of different data center cabling options to suit a variety of different data center budgets, as well as when reaching out to a cabling specialist might be the best approach.
Chris Bair, Senior Vice President of Sales and Leasing at Stream Data Centers, highlights how enterprise and hyperscale data center requirements have grown more and more similar over the past two decades.
As Gartner stated in its research, “Colocation is often used as a replacement for traditional data centers, because it offers higher availability, reliability, certified building tier levels, energy efficiency, dedicated facilities management and the ability to scale.” Get the new white paper from NTT and RagingWire Data Centers, which takes a look at some of the most common worries that come up when making the move to use a colocation partner.
Evoque Data Center Solutions enters 2021 with new connectivity options, and ambitions to boost its customer base and presence in the data center business. That includes data center expansions, and perhaps some M&A.
Developer Sabey Data Centers has raised $150 million from new strategic partner Manulife Investment Management to help its expand Sabey’s growing operations.
Dan Meltzer, Managing Director, Sales, at Sabey Data Centers, explores challenges of establishing accurate TCO stats in a variety of different colocation markets.
Flexential CEO Chris Downie says recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will bring a sharper focus on hybrid IT, Flexential aims to use its growing portfolio of services and markets to help enterprise customers sort out a complex IT landscape