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.
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.
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.
Andrew Schaap, CEO at Aligned explores how adaptive, intelligent and sustainable infrastructure will be able to meet future data demands. This includes build-to-suit data center approaches.
Ultimately, making good choices surrounding energy sourcing can help save money, reduce risks, and contribute to solutions to today’s environmental and social responsibility challenges. A new white paper from Iron Mountain explores further how to turn a potential sustainability liability into an opportunity for your organization, and what questions to make sure to ask your data center provider.
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.
Modular data center specialist Baselayer Technologies has been acquired by the IE Corporation, which says the deal will accelerate its expansion into edge computing infrastructure.
Vertiv aims to “tell the truth” about Federal data center modernization via a new white paper posted on Data Center Frontier. Then in 2019, the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) was introduced, which further prioritized the modernization of aging government data centers. The full report, “Exploring the Progress of Federal Data Center Modernization,” highlights the important work being down to bring the U.S. federal government IT fully into the 21st century.
Data Center Jobs: This month’s top data center job opportunities ranged from Dallas and New York, to several open positions in Northern Virginia.
How you manage equipment procurement and installation can make a huge difference in the cost and speed of data center construction. Insights from Zech Connell at ProLift Rigging.
Phill Lawson-Shanks, CIO and Sustainability Committee Chair at Aligned Energy hones in on sustainable data centers, and what a “new breed” of data centers focused on energy efficiency will look like.