A variety of news from Google topped the headlines this past month, with updates from the tech giant regarding its cloud network, a new subsea cables, and environmental sustainability efforts. Additional top data center stories as summer kicked off involved Aligned Energy, Databank and more. Also check out the latest Executive Roundtable, featuring execs from Cyxtera, RagingWire, Iron Mountain, Chatsworth, EdgeConneX and Intel.
Read on for the most-read data center stories for June 2019:
Google Outage Sharpens Focus on Cloud Network Reliability
When Google has an outage, it’s often due to network problems, as was the case Sunday. A look at the growing role of the network in data center and cloud uptime.
As Rack Densities Rise, Liquid Cooling Specialists Begin to See Gains
Rack densities are beginning to rise, and some companies specializing in liquid cooling for the data center industry are investing in growth. Others see more potential in the fast-growing esports 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, Arizona.
The Data Center Dividend: Tax Revenue Surges in Loudoun County
Tax revenues have surged in Loudoun County, Virginia, boosted by taxes from the growing data center cluster in Ashburn’s Data Center Alley. The windfall highlights the potential for data centers as engines for economic development.
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.
Aligned Energy Looks to Innovate in Data Center Supply Chain
With the backing of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, Aligned sees an opportunity to work with hyperscale tenants in new ways, and innovate in data center sustainability and construction.
Google’s Kava Looks to Take Data Center Sustainability to the Next Level
Google’s Joe Kava receives the Infrastructure Masons 2019 Sustainability Champion award, vowing that Google will become even greener, and challenging the entire data center industry to join the effort.
Executive Roundtable: The State of the Hyperscale Data Center
Our Data Center Frontier Executive Roundtable looks at the hyperscale data center market with insights from Randy Rowland of Cyxtera, James Leach of RagingWire, Rick Crutchley of Iron Mountain, David Richards of Chatsworth, Phillip Marangella from EdgeConneX and Intel Software’s Jeff Klaus.
Facets of the Edge: The Raspberry Pi as an Edge AI Device
Edge applications will require new thinking, and efficient use of resources. We kick off our “Facets of the Edge” series with a look at how SWIM.AI uses lightweight hardware to power edge AI for real-time traffic management.
DataBank Atlanta: A Taste of Smart City 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
This past month’s top columns on Data Center Frontier featured experts from Iron Mountain, Sunbird Software and Stream Data Centers.
What You Don’t Know About Your Health & Safety Program Could Hurt You (Stream)
Maintaining a safe and healthy work environment is a crucial responsibility of employers, and most companies have a health and safety policy to prevent injuries and illnesses at work. An experienced HSE consultant can bring clarity to your program, providing 360 degrees of health and safety assurance.
Public Sector & Government Data Center Trends: IT Modernization Initiatives (Iron Mountain)
As innovation and demand for information technology continues to increase, IT departments of all sizes are facing incredible pressure to finish building a new way of delivering services. Isaac Negusse, Director, Federal Data Center Practice at Iron Mountain, discusses IT modernization initiatives in the public sector.
Data center cable management is a complex task. Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software, explores the ins and outs of data center cable management and how to streamline processes.