The most-read stories on Data Center Frontier in April 2018 focused on topics ranging from robotics to edge computing and more. Popular stories also focused on booming and/or growing data center markets, including Atlanta and Silicon Valley.
Read on for a well-rounded perspective on the colocation industry’s biggest news for April 2018:
Edge is Eating Away at the Cloud, and The Data Center Will Benefit: Edge computing installations will be distributed, denser versions of traditional data centers. They will support new applications and services, and send data – and business – back to core data centers.
The Top 5 IT Strategies for the Data Center for 2018: The recent State of the Data Center report identified five key trends that IT organizations will be implementing in their data centers in the next 12 months. Bill Kleyman examines these trends.
Optics to the Chip: The Key to Super-Fast Networks of the Future: Integrating optical network connections directly onto chips could be critical to the future of hyperscale data centers as network speeds advance. We look at efforts to develop technology and standards for on-board optics.
At Supermicro, Robotics Streamline Rack Rollouts: To meet demand for its pre-loaded server racks, Supermicro has opened a new integration facility in San Jose that uses robotics to move racks of servers.
Atlanta Becoming Hub for New Data Center Development: The Atlanta data center market is becoming a hub for new development, and Facebook’s recently announced plans to build a $750 million data center near Atlanta make it clear the region has emerged as the hot new industry destination.
Another Data Center Planned for Virginia Beach Cable Landing: Telecom consultant ACA International has announced plans to invest $52 million to open a 130,000-square-foot data center in Virginia Beach, helping build momentum for the city’s cable landing station as a data center hub.
New Skills, Training Are Essential for the Data Center Workforce: The adoption of new technologies creates both challenges and opportunities for the data center workforce. Expect training and certification to play a large role in staffing going forward.
Why Santa Clara is the Focus for Silicon Valley Data Center Activity: Power pricing is a meaningful competitive factor in Silicon Valley, and is one reason that Santa Clara has emerged as the prime location for data centers, according to a new Data Center Frontier special report.
Power Densities Edge Higher, But AI Could Accelerate the Trend: Data center rack density is trending higher, prompted by growing adoption of powerful hardware to support artificial intelligence applications. Some industry observers see a growing opportunity for specialists in high-density hosting.
Settlement Ends Dispute over Haymarket Data Center Power Lines: Dominion Virginia Power and several community groups have reached an agreement that clears the way for new power lines to support a data center project in Haymarket, Virginia, ending a long-running dispute.
Most Popular April Voices of the Industry Columns:
Data Center Frontier readers also are privy to analysis from expert columnists from companies like like RagingWire, Iron Mountain, Digital Realty and more. Here are the most popular Voices of the Industry columns from April 2018:
The Do’s and Don’ts of Data Center Security: Eddie Ankers, Director of Corporate Security for RagingWire, discusses best practices for data center security, and insights on how to protect your data center and the assets in it.
The Story of Renewable Energy in the Data Center Industry: Kevin Hagen, of Iron Mountain, outlines the evolution of renewable energy use in the data center and colocation industry.
Surviving Digital Disruption — Change or Die: Sherri Liebo, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Digital Realty, explores the question: How will your organization and IT architecture thrive in the new digital economy?
Keep pace with the fact-moving world of data centers and cloud computing by following us on Twitter and Facebook, connecting with Data Center Frontier editor Rich Miller on LinkedIn, and signing up for our weekly newspaper using the form below.