Many myths have emerged about the quality and reliability of colocation services, as well as the level of customer control. There are five common misperceptions about colocation in particular.
The hybrid cloud approach is gaining steam, as the revenues of hyperscale cloud service providers like AWS and Microsoft continue to skyrocket. Traditionally, businesses have primarily connected to clouds using a virtual private network over the public internet, but the tides are shifting. CoreSite explores 5 reasons today to directly connect your hybrid cloud solution in a new ebook that looks at security, performance & more.
In a new special report, CoreSite and Data Center Frontier take a look at how colocation can be the “nervous system” of today’s modern digital businesses. This entry in a special report series highlights the pace of real-time business.
Lithium-ion batteries may have. been a common source of power for various consumer devices for years, but the they now being adopted, as well, for use with Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) applications, “as a means of ensuring uptime for mission-critical infrastructure in data centers.” A new white paper from Vertiv pointed out that for companies looking to deploy distributed computing and edge networks, lithium-ion batteries are well suited for use with IT deployments in remote locations.
Recently the Waffle House business turned to colocation, through provider QTS, to achieve its IT and data infrastructure needs. These include, according to the QTS, extended value over what could be achieved internally, quick delivery in terms of risk exposure, better resource allocation and more. The full report, “Data Center Services: A Story of Build Versus Buy,” courtesy of QTS, explores the decisioning process to keep data services internal, or whether to use a colocation provider.
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.
A new report from Server Technology explores the challenges, solutions and opportunities for three phase power, used in data centers to support high density IT applications, and to minimize the cost of the cables delivering that power.
In the market of 2020, today’s data center manager is responsible for not only overseeing capacity planning management, but also ascertaining the capability to determine, drive and report on energy efficiency. A new white paper from Server Technology defines 10 things every data center manager should know about power and identifies key considerations for the data center planner and operator, regarding how to simply and reliably power all of the IT hardware in the modern data center.
Chatsworth Products asserts that those managing remote ICT equipment or a laboratory environment should consider an intelligent rack PDU with remote power control capability as part of an overall power management strategy. A new report, “Remote Management of Data Center Cabinets: The Importance of Remote Power Control in Multitenant/Colocation, Laboratory and Remote/Edge Sites,” explores further the potential of remote power control for colocation and more.
The role of distributed IT is shifting. This is true for retail locations, branch offices, university campuses or manufacturing plants, and has been for a while. But these days, with almost every organization becoming more digitized, “the number of these sites is increasing, and their role is changing,” said Vertiv. A new white paper from Vertiv outlines how connectivity, cloud computing, big data and mobile applications can work together to enable a new service paradigm for remote sites that increases visibility, reduces downtime and supports optimization of these vital IT resources.