Deploying edge computing infrastructure can be challenging for end users, who must adapt their models and processes for a smaller, denser environment to process more services and user data. There are three common challenges reported by end users working with edge designs: Defining the use case, inexperience with edge deployments and data management concerns.
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.
In the competitive and highly regulated banking industry, demands on financial institutions come not only from customers, but from regulators and shareholders. In fact, the financial services sector is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the nation. Get the new report that shows how a collaborative partnership with Stream Data Centers gave one of the nation’s largest commercial banks the security and control of a standalone facility and the ability to specify the design, build and ongoing operation of a dedicated data center building that incorporated the most critical elements of the existing customer-built facility.
Neil Smith, Vice President of International Business, TAS, explores the benefits, details and logistic challenges of modular construction for the data center industry from start to finish.
A new Digital Realty project in Totowa marks the return of the build-to-suit data center in New Jersey, which was once a hotbed for single-tenant enterprise data centers. It’s the latest sign of improvement for demand in New Jersey and New York.
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.
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.