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.
Insights and trends on hyperscale computing and data centers
A Hyperscale data centers is defined as when one tenant leases at least 10 Megawatts of data center space. Typically, the architectures are designed to provide a single, massively scalable compute architecture that can scale with demand. Hyperscale computing is necessary when a company needs to build a robust and scalable cloud, AI, or distributed storage system and is often associated with the infrastructure required to run global companies such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Amazon.
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.
Phoenix’s data center friendly business environment has made it a destination for providers from other markets – particularly California – who are seeking to place data center assets in a location with low disaster risk, either for primary or backup data centers. A DCF special report looks at what lies ahead for this important market.
Whether it be an earthquake, tornado, cyberattack, or a black out, natural and man-made disasters can have a catastrophic impact on businesses, especially data centers where 100% uptime is expected. A new white paper from Stream Data Centers outlines best practices for disaster planning in mission-critical environments like data centers.
For some people, the Edge is defined as being located in either a Tier 2 or Tier 3 market, or it’s classified as being a small or micro data center. But, in fact, the Edge can really be a data center of any size, located everywhere and anywhere businesses and communities need to be connected to the wider world of communications, content, and cloud-based services.
As the data center industry grows and evolves to meet the changing needs of its customers, data center owners need strategic solutions for how people, processes and technology can safeguard mission critical infrastructure during uncertain times.
Another major data center cluster is emerging in Northern Virginia near Leesburg, about 10 miles west of Ashburn’s Data Center Alley, where TA Realty has unveiled plans for a 1.5 million square foot data center campus.
It is imperative in today’s fast-paced data center environment that product and service innovations be rolled out quickly and safely. A new white paper from QTS explains how microservices have boosted the speed, flexibility, and resilience of their proprietary Service Delivery Platform (SDP).
Equinix is making waves in hyperscale computing with its xScale initiative, pre-leasing two entire data center buildings in Europe. The strong results suggest the colo market leader is also becoming a formidable player in the hyperscale market
Much of the future data center development in Greater Phoenix will take place in Mesa to the East, and Goodyear to the West. Our DCF Special Report looks at these 2 developing sub-markets.