During the first full month of spring, top news stemming from the data center market included American Tower making it’s first move into colocation with the purchase of ColoAtl, and a big “green” move from Iron Mountain, as it announced its Green Power Program on Earth Day this past month.
Data Center Frontier’s most-read stories in April also included articles in a series stemming from its new Denver Data Center Market Special Report.
Read on for the most popular stories on Data Center Frontier for April 2019:
New NFPA Battery Standard Could Impact UPS Designs: A new NFPA standard could have a big impact on the use of batteries in UPS systems, according to a group of data center energy experts, who are seeking to mobilize the industry to seek revisions.
American Tower Acquires ColoAtl in First Foray Into Data Centers: American Tower, the world’s largest owner of wireless infrastructure, has made its first acquisition in the data center sector by buying Colo Atl, a colocation and meet-me room business in downtown Atlanta.
How Technology Can Transform Data Center Construction: New technology can make data center construction faster, cheaper, safer and more inclusive, according to Nancy Novak of Compass Datacenters, who spoke on the topic at Data Center World.
Where Fields Become Clouds: The CyrusOne Approach to Speed and Scale: The growth of the CyrusOne Phoenix campus demonstrates why the company has been a pioneer in the rapid growth of the data center industry, advancing new ways of building at speed and scale. Its next phase of growth will target European markets.
The Data Center of 2030 Will be Faster, Cooler and Automated: As we approach 2030, data centers will feature “lots more application-specific silicon being cooled by water,” according to Suvojit Ghosh, the plenary speaker at DCD Enterprise New York.
Data Centers Become Larger Players in Power Markets: As we approach 2030, data centers will feature “lots more application-specific silicon being cooled by water,” according to Suvojit Ghosh, the plenary speaker at DCD Enterprise New York.
Denver Emerges as Fiber-Rich Regional Colocation Hub: A new Data Center Frontier special report reviews the Denver Data Center Market, a prime example of a “second tier” digital hub driven by demand from local businesses with growing requirements for data center space.
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Forced Physics Unveils Data Center Cooling System: Forced Physics DCT is a data center startup that has spent more than a decade harnessing molecular physics to create a low-energy cooling solution for data centers.
Iron Mountain brings Green Power to its Colocation Customers: On Earth Day 2019, data center providers have new tools to make renewable power accessible to customers in multi-tenant data centers. Iron Mountain’s Green Power Program is the first offering based on new carbon accounting guidelines from the Future of Internet Power collaboration.
Voices of the Industry
In April, readers who follow Data Center Frontier’s Voices of the Industry column heard from Compass Data Centers, Vertiv and Intel, on topics ranging from data.center management tools to AI and edge computing.
Following The Money at the Edge (Compass Data Centers): Here’s an existential question for you, when does a new technology legitimately become a “thing”? The team at Compass Data Centers shares how the company predicts in 2019, edge computing will begin to see the level of investment required to push it past the status of “new big thing.”
The Promise of 5G: Accelerating Iot and Artificial Intelligence at the Edge (Vertiv): The micro-edge will be networked not just with local resources, but with data centers and cloud facilities around the world. Martin Olsen, Vice President, Global Edge and Integrated Solutions at Vertiv, outlines how 5G and edge computing is contributing to IoT and AI advancement.
Pity The Fool Not Using Data Center Management Tools (Intel): By taking advantage of the sensors available in your infrastructure, Intel explores how data center management tools provide visibility by automating the collection, management and analysis of health, power and temperature readings—at the individual device level. Jeff Klauss, General Manager of Data Center Software Solutions at Intel, highlights how data center management tools can improve visibility and increase automation.
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