Hyperscale growth and the promise of 5G wireless were hot topics on Data Center Frontier in February 2019. Google outlined plans for huge investment in new infrastructure to support its cloud computing operations, including data centers in four new U.S. markets.
Meanwhile, there was new data available on the epic demand for hyperscale computing capacity in Northern Virginia, and huge new projects announced by Stream in Phoenix and CyrusOne in Santa Clara.
Check out below the February 2019 Frontier Spotlight from Data Center Frontier:
Google Unveils $13 Billion in New Data Center Construction for 2019: Google will build new data centers in Texas, Ohio, Nevada and Nebraska as part of a major expansion of its Internet infrastructure in 2019, the company said.
What 5G Will Mean to the Data Center Industry: 5G wireless is expected to increase the volume of mobile data. Here’s a closer look at the timing of the 5G rollout and what all that data traffic will mean for data centers.
After Epic 2018, Northern Virginia Prepares for More Hyperscale Growth: Hyperscale deals helped data center operators lease 270 megawatts of capacity in Northern Virginia during 2018, more than doubling the region’s previous record for annual absorption. What’s ahead for 2019?
Equinix Eyes the Edge. And the Cloud. And the Enterprise: In 2019 , Equinix is focusing on opportunities in hyperscale data centers and enterprise computing, while sizing up where it may want to play in edge computing.
New Investors Boost Construction, Competition in the Data Center Sector: Infrastructure funds and sovereign wealth funds are becoming more active in the data center sector, creating new companies and investing in data center construction.
Stream Data Centers Plans Massive Phoenix Campus: Stream Data Centers has acquired land for a major data center campus in Goodyear, Arizona, becoming the latest data center provider to expand in the red-hot Phoenix market.
CyrusOne Preps 144-MW Santa Clara Campus With On-Site Power: CyrusOne has begun construction on a 144-megawatt data center campus in Santa Clara, which will feature on-site power generation. The project will be the first for CyrusOne in Silicon Valley.
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Vapor IO Forms Alliance to Most Faster on Edge Deployments: Edge computing specialist Vapor IO has organized the Kinetic Edge Alliance, a group of hardware, software and networking companies that will collaborate on edge solutions.
Stack Lines up $850 Million to Build More Data Centers: STACK Infrastructure, which debuted its national platform last month, has lined up $850 million to finance the growth of its data center infrastructure.
Power Deal — Legrand to Acquire Universal Electric: Legrand said that it is acquiring Universal Electric Corporation, makers of the Starline busway products that provide overhead power connections for data center racks.
February’s Voices of the Industry
Each month, Data Center Frontier offers insights through columns from leaders across the colocation industry. In February, readers heard from data center leaders at Sabey Data Centers, Stream Data Centers and Cyxtera.
Data Center Cooling — Machine Learning is the Problem and the Solution: Clearly, machine learning can and has been used to achieve greater data center cooling efficiency. While most data centers are not yet equipped to do the same, the theory behind how machine learning can optimize cooling efficiency is fairly well understood. Sabey Data Centers’ John Sasser, Sr. Vice President of Data Center Operations, takes a look at how machine learning presents both challenges and opportunities for today’s data center cooling technology.
Bringing Cloud Connectivity Up to Speed With Business Priorities (ran Jan. 31): One of the most compelling benefits of cloud connectivity is the ease with which businesses are able to tap into ever-evolving software, services and industry platforms. Cloud interconnection expert Eric Ballard of Stream Data Centers discusses the shortcomings of legacy cloud solutions — and the advantages that innovative SDN partners can bring to cloud data centers and their customers.
Infrastructure Availability Zones: Increase Resiliency as You Scale: The cloud has brought a new way of looking at scaling capacity and resiliency through availability zones (AZ). Cyxtera’s Randy Rowland explores why, when and how to apply the concept of availability zones to dedicated infrastructure in colocation.
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