American Tower, the world’s largest owner of wireless infrastructure, has made its first acquisition in the data center sector by buying Colo Atl, a colocation and meet-me room business in downtown Atlanta.
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 importance of physical security for protecting data is generally well understood, but how often does your organization assess the level of physical security for protecting data? Download the new white paper by Chatsworth Products, which presents an overview of data security regulations and compliance requirements, makes an argument for extending physical security to the rack level and recommends the use of electronic locking and access control systems at the rack level.
For many of today’s cutting-edge and hyper competitive enterprises, environmental stewardship and sustainability are becoming key to their business strategies. And nowhere is this more true than in the data center. A new Digital Realty white paper takes a deep look at clean energy, how to acquire it and how to craft your data center sustainability strategy.
For data centers, the evolution and arrival of 5G is crucial to business success – as well as data throughput, edge computing, ultra-low latency, and efficiency. A new report from Vertiv explores 5G use cases that can help your business optimize their applications and better approach machine learning and AI.
By taking advantage of the sensors available in your infrastructure, data center management tools provide visibility by automating the collection, management and analysis of health, power and temperature readings—at the individual device level.
There’s a challenge that’s come up in recent years regarding cooling technology and strategies for businesses like data centers and colocation firms. That’s understanding the differences between comfort, or residential cooling units being used in computer room applications. The new white paper from Schulz highlights the differences between precision cooling versus comfort cooling.
After significant growth, Xfernet, a Los Angeles-based colocation, needed to move its facility into a 14,000 square foot data center space with shallow raised floors, low ceilings and limited footprint for new cooling equipment. Chatsworth Products’ John Thomas highlights how the California colocation achieved higher rack densities and ramped up efficiency by using new data center cooling strategies.
Customer experience is at the heart of business success. It is easy for enterprises to overlook the way every small detail of how a business operates can ultimately impact a customer relationship. To serve growing markets with excellent service means prioritizing IT strategies. Download this white paper from Digital Realty that explores how growing markets are impacting data center strategies, and ultimately how the customer is the heart of the data center evolution.
The deployment of 5G and the improvements it delivers in the areas of data throughput, edge computing, ultra-low latency, and efficiency is now imminent. Download the new white paper from Vertiv that explores scenarios that illustrate how some will need 5G to achieve the performance required to support adoption of the proposed use case, while others are working without 5G today but will be inherently improved by the capabilities 5G delivers.
So how can your organization move towards more sustainable practices? While there are many ways to reduce carbon footprint and energy usage, one of the most impactful strategies is to source renewable energy in your data centers. Read this white paper from Digital Realty for a deep look at clean energy, how to acquire it and what to look for in your data center strategy.