The most current disaster on the public’s mind, of course, is COVID-19, the global pandemic, of which we are still in its throes. That said, the rate of natural disasters, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, floods or wildfires has increased in recent years, as well. A new report from Databank highlights the importance of disaster recovery capabilities in such an environment.
Compass Datacenters used a “virtual commissioning” process to deliver a new data center in Raleigh, using live-streaming cameras and wireless sensors to manage the process remotely, with on-site tasks completed by a small group of staff separated by safe distances.
The COVID-19 pandemic presents strategic challenges for the data center and cloud computing sectors. Data Center Frontier provides a one-stop resource for the latest news and analysis for decision-makers navigating this complex new landscape.
If ever there was a time for data center owner-operators and their customers to embrace automation and remote monitoring of their infrastructure, that time is now. Lance Devin, Chief Information Officer at EdgeConneX, highlights how in today’s climate, remote management capabilities for data centers have become even more critical.
Data center construction continues to move forward, with a handful of projects slowed or halted by COVID-19. But analysts see risks for data center construction projects and the supply chain supporting them.
John Sasser at Sabey Data Centers highlights how in light of the recent coronoavirus pandemic it’s even more important to understand where big data, and data-driven computer models can help enhance efficiency and accuracy in today’s healthcare institutions.
Google says it will review its spending on data center infrastructure as part of cost-cutting related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company invested $13 billion in data centers in 2019.
The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of data centers for society. What will data center demand look like going forward? The shift to online services will likely offset the economic setbacks in key sectors, according to three securities analysts tracking the sector.
Here’s a list of industry resources for data center professionals about the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, including best practices from industry groups, perspective from analysts, and policies and contingency plans for data center providers.
Here’s a “by the numbers” summary of the latest data points on COVID-19 related driven traffic gains for Zoom, VPN services, video games, cloud computing, Internet exchanges, content delivery networks and other online services.