Switch has developed Switch Sentry security robots to deploy at future edge data centers and enterprise sites. Robots could be an important tool to solve challenges in data center management, as well as contactless commerce during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Insights: Data Center Design
Data Center Frontier charts the future of data centers and cloud computing. We track the latest developments in data center design, providing updates on the innovations and best practices for creating energy efficient and sustainable data centers.
Our thesis: New markets will require new approaches to datacenter design, creating facilities that can operate with very different climate and energy profiles. This will require major innovation in the way data centers are designed, built and powered.
Our stories provide insights into the role of modular and pre-fabricated data center designs, the impact of the Open Compute Project and open hardware movement, and new approaches to creating data center racks and servers.
Data Bytes is our new weekly roundup of research and analysis on data centers and cloud computing. This week: New data on cloud investment by hyperscalers, latest trends in PUE, HPC spending pauses for COVID-19, and projections on edge server growth.
Like most industries, the data center industry has evolved, especially in recent years. While basic data center design hasn’t changed much, some aspects of it have greatly improved. Alex Sharp, Global Head of Design and Construction at Iron Mountain, takes a look at data centers of the future.
The colocation data center is rising in popularity, and a new e-book from Sabey Data Centers explores why these have become popular alternatives to proprietary facilities for several key reasons.
Data Aire’s Eric Jensen explores the growing relationship and connections between the prefab modular data center and thermal control.
Zech Connell, Data Center Market Manager at ProLift Rigging Co., explores Project Buffering to build faster data centers.
There’s more to microgrids than you might think. If you’ve never looked at microgrids as a real option for your data center, enterprise, or specific use-case, it might be an excellent moment to explore these solutions.
Uptime and performance are critical for data centers, but they can not continue to rely on diesel generators for reliable backup power, especially as they respond to price pressure and environmental sensibilities. Download the new special report from Microgrid Knowledge and Data Center Frontier that explores why microgrid use is on the rise and how microgrids improve resiliency, uptime, and a data center’s environmental profile.
Nautilus Data Technologies has lined up $100 million in funding to complete a 6-megawatt floating data center in Stockton, Calif. , which it says will be cheaper and more efficient than traditional land-based facilities.
The COVID-19 pandemic will drive innovation in data center operations, forcing companies to embrace automation to manage some duties that currently rely on close human interaction. The first in a series on innovation to address pandemic-driven challenges.