As 2019 kicked off, data center industry followers were eager to learn about the top trends that will shape the data center industry this year. In fact, our 2019 forecast was the most-read story on Data Center Frontier for the first month of the year. Other popular reads for January provided updates on infrastructure news from Google, Cologix, EdgeConnex, Equinix, Compass Data Centers and more.
In January, DCF readers also were interested in the possibilities of edge computing, as well as shifts in the hyperscale market. For example, although edge computing veteran EdgeConneX has entered the hyperscale market, it says it intends to be a key player as next-generation technologies drive growth in edge deployments.
Read on for the top 10 data center stories from January 2019 from Data Center Frontier:
The Eight Trends That Will Shape the Data Center Industry in 2019: At Data Center Frontier, we see eight themes that will shape the data center business in 2019. Scale gets even more hyper, staffing challenges emerge, and market niches proliferate.
Evoque Launches Colocation Business With Former AT&T Data Centers: Evoque Data Center Solutions is a new colocation player formed through the purchase of 31 data centers from AT&T. Evoque is backed by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, which has hired a team of industry veterans led by CEO Tim Caulfield.
STACK Infrastructure Launches National Data Center Platform: STACK Infrastructure has launched a new brand and data center platform play, with the backing of IPI Data Center Partners and assets acquired from Infomart and T5 Data Centers.
Hyperscale Leasing is Booming. Can the Supply Chain Keep Pace?: Wholesale data center leasing doubled during 2018, spurred by a proliferation of huge hyperscale deals. That rapid pace of growth is testing the industry’s supply chain and construction staffing.
Cologix Taps COLO-D Hyperscale Design for 100 MW Campus in Ashburn: Cologix Plans a 100 megawatt data center campus in Ashburn, Va. with a design adapted from newly-acquired hyperscale specialist COLO-D. The campus will be built on the current site of the Christian Fellowship Church.
EdgeConneX Ready for the Next Phase of Edge Computing: Edge computing pioneer EdgeConneX has expanded into hyperscale projects, but says it intends to be a key player as next-generation technologies drive growth in edge deployments.
Google Makes Major Investment in Solar Energy to Power its Cloud: Google is purchasing 413 megawatts of solar power from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), spanning 1.6 million solar panels, to power its new data centers in Tennessee and Alabama.
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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.
Compass Datacenters Preps Land for Phoenix Campus: Compass Datacenters has quietly acquired more than 200 acres of land in Goodyear, Arizona, where it has capacity to build up to 350 megawatts of data center capacity.
Data Centers Power the Growth of eSports for Gamers, Streamers: The rapid growth of eSports has gaming companies investing in network infrastructure, including the acquisition of low-latency hosting specialists. Data centers play a pivotal role in the growth of the competitive gaming ecosystem.
Learn more about how edge computing is changing the data center industry and beyond in Data Center Frontier’s latest edge computing special report.
Voices of the Industry
Each month, Data Center Frontier offers insights through columns from leaders across the colocation industry. In January, readers heard from data center experts from DataBank, Intel, and Coresite.
Why Security and Compliance Are Essential When Adopting a Hybrid IT Strategy: Mark Houpt, Chief Information Security Officer at DataBank, takes a look at key security and compliance factors when adopting a hybrid IT strategy for your business.
DMaaS Growth is Set to Outpace DCIM in 2019: Jeff Klaus, General Manager of Intel Data Center Management Solutions, outlines how data center management as a service — known as DMaaS — is gaining steam as a cloud-based data center monitoring solution.
Tradition to Transformation: Financial Services IT: Matt Gleason, VP and general manager, Northeast, for Coresite, explores the fact that despite the obvious benefits of digitally transforming a business, planning and executing a transformation effort is often much easier said than done.
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