In the typical data center only about 30% of the conditioned air gets to where it’s needed. Chris Williams, Business Development Manager at Emcor Enclosures discusses the positive impact managers and operators will see by selecting a well-designed, high quality containment system for their data center, regardless of size or scale.
Voices of the Industry
Our Voices of the Industry feature showcases guest articles on thought leadership. Education is part of our mission at Data Center Frontier. With Voices of the Industry, we tap the experience of data center executives on the front lines of innovation and market dynamics, and share their insights with our readers. Learn more about participating in the Voices of the Industry guest article program.
COVID has created a global remote workforce that is accelerating interaction with digital services in all forms, consumption of video and social media. QTS Realty Trust’s Sean Baillie discusses what this means for the colocation and data center sector.
For years, there has been an expectation that the cloud would gobble up all enterprise workloads and meet all enterprise infrastructure requirements, but this speculation overestimated the cloud’s ability to meet all the complex, multi-layered requirements that enterprises have – and will continue to have.
Regardless of how you operate your data centers, a proactive approach can maximize the useful life of your data center equipment. Thus, you can operate your valuable assets successfully for the years to come.
The next wave of government data center optimization will be more targeted and outcome oriented, driven largely by new public/private partnerships that will leverage industry best practices to drive innovation and achieve dramatic optimization targets.
Higher density demands a specialized cooling strategy, yet many data center operators cool the entire room rather than the equipment inside. Doug Ausdemore of Data Aire explains how higher density data centers benefit from a specialized cooling strategy.
The cloud is not only a catalyst. Because it’s a great option for most applications, it has become a competitive benchmark. Enterprise IT leaders must be good stewards of their company’s resources by deploying and managing infrastructure in facilities that meet the same benchmarks as the cloud service providers do. Insights from Chris Bair of Stream Data Centers.
Raul Martynek, CEO at DataBank, refines the definition of edge computing. This is the first of a three-part series looking at the edge from the multiple perspectives of enterprises using and driving edge development: hyperscalers, SaaS application/ content developers, and network providers. In this article, we examine how hyperscale cloud providers see the edge and the role they are playing in its development.
A hybrid IT stratgegy enables businesses to integrate a decentralized footprint into its existing IT strategy without sacrificing the needs of the enterprise and its existing stakeholders.
There are small improvements that can be made everywhere by being infinitely curious and questioning every “that’s how it has always been done” process. In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Zech Connell, Data Center Market Manager at ProLift Rigging explores how questioning everything about the construction process can drive data center innovation.