This past month, as the U.S. celebrated the Fourth of July and traversed the busiest vacation month of the year, the top news on Data Center Frontier ranged from challenges for the 5G rollout and growth in the Silicon Valley data center market, to early July’s cluster of cloud outages for major Internet brands and the future of data centers.
July headlines in the colo industry also included moves from Compass Data Centers, Google, Equinix, Databank and more.
Read on for the the biggest stories on Data Center Frontier in July 2019.
The Cloud’s Worst Week: Will Outages Slow Enterprise Momentum?: A cluster of outages as the month kicked off for major Internet brands raises fresh questions about the reliability of online service delivery, especially for the enterprise customers that represent future growth for colo & cloud providers.
Global Investors See Compelling Opportunity in Data Centers: Some of the world’s largest investors are raising billions of dollars to invest in digital infrastructure, citing extraordinary demand for capital to fuel the shift to a data economy.
The 5G Rollout: The Hype is Building Faster Than the Infrastructure: Data center and telecom professionals say that 5G will indeed be a huge deal, but that the hype and publicity around 5G is getting ahead of the infrastructure needed to deliver it.
Silicon Valley Data Center Market Sees Robust Activity : The Silicon Valley data center market is entering a dynamic new phase of growth and competition, featuring new providers and a robust cycle of new construction. A new special report outlines what sets the second largest data center market in the U.S. apart.
Compass Begins Building Data Center Campus in Goodyear: Compass Datacenters has begun construction on a major new campus in Goodyear, Ariz., which has quickly emerged as a hot destination in the Phoenix data center market.
Google Plans New Subsea Cable, Plus Data Center in Phoenix: Google continues to build its Internet empire, with the announcement of a new subsea cable connecting Europe and Africa, and the revelation of plans for a data center campus in Mesa, Ariz.
Going Xscale: Equinix, GIC Partner on Hyperscale Data Centers: Equinix will form a joint venture with Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC to build six new hyperscale data centers in Europe. The JV will target the FLAP markets of Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris.
Compasss Acquires ROOT To Enter Montreal Market: Compass Datacenters has completed the acquisition of ROOT Data Center, boosting Compass’ presence in hyperscale computing and providing an entry into the fast-growing Montreal market.
What Mary Meeker Predicts About the Future of Data Centers: Many of the key trends highlighted by venture capitalist Mary Meeker in her Internet Trends report will boost demand for data centers and cloud computing.
DataBank Atlanta: A Taste of Smart Cities Projects to Come?: How will data centers fit into the smart cities of the future? DataBank provides a preview with its new Atlanta data center, which features a liquid cooled HPC center and will reuse server waste heat and include a microgrid.
Voices of the Industry
In July, Data Center Frontier’s guest column series, Voices of the Industry, featured insight from leaders at DataBank, Digital Realty and Chatsworth Products:
Cooling the High Performance Computing Center of Atlanta’s Hot New Tech Square (DataBank) : Vlad Friedman CTO at DataBank, explores data center cooling options, and highlights the rear door cooler system, which the company is implementing at its new ATL1 data center in Atlanta.
What to Look for in an AI-Ready Colocation Provider (Digital Realty) ; AI was once regarded as a futuristic notion, but is now becoming a universally accepted strategy for running businesses. Chelsea Robinson, Product Marketing Manager, Digital Realty, highlights what makes a colocation provider AI-ready, and how today’s enterprises can spot progressive colo companies.
The Interconnected World Makes New Demands on Data Centers (Chatsworth): Experts from Chatsworth Products explore how connectivity is changing the landscape for data centers and putting new requirements on data center infrastructure.
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