Spring 2019 got underway with some big new from Facebook, as the social media giant announced it will begin selling wholesale fiber capacity.
Not surprisingly, the news topped the most-read stories on Data Center Frontier last month. Other key themes in March were cooling, edge computing, the cloud, and data center staffing.
Here are March’s top data center articles at Data Center Frontier, ranked by page views:
Facebook Will Begin Selling Wholesale Fiber Capacity: As Facebook builds more fiber routes to move data traffic between its data centers, it will begin selling unused capacity to other companies, effectively entering the wholesale fiber business.
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.
AFCOM: No, The Cloud Isn’t Replacing the Data Center: At Data Center World, keynote speaker Bill Kleyman of Switch summarized AFCOM’s State of the Data Center survey, which says the cloud is complementing on-premises data centers, not replacing them.
Salute: Veterans Will Help Solve the Data Center Staffing Challenge: Salute Mission Critical was founded to solve two problems at once: training veterans for meaningful careers, while helping data center companies find talent. Its success provides one model for addressing a looming talent shortage in the data center.
Top 5 Network Challenges of 2019: The IT industry is ever changing, and today’s network engineers and architects face an ongoing list of challenges. Iron Mountain Data Centers’ Frank Scalzo highlights the top network challenges facing engineers and architects in today’s data center market.
EdgeMicro Readies Its Data Center Platform for Edge Growth: Edge computing specialist EdgeMicro has completed a $3 million round of funding, which will move it beyond the proof-of-concept stage to begin deploying data center modules in production.
Sabey Data Centers Building for the Future on Both Coasts: Edge computing specialist EdgeMicro has completed a $3 million round of funding, which will move it beyond the proof-of-concept stage to begin deploying data center modules in production.
Roundtable: Will 5G Accelerate the Data Center Sector? Our panel of data center thought leaders looks at the upside of 5G wireless, and what faster and larger data streams will mean for cloud computing and multi-tenant data centers.
Submer, ZutaCore Debut Liquid Cooling Technology at Open Compute Summit: Liquid cooling technology specialists Submer Immersion Cooling and ZutaCore are rolling out new designs at the Open Compute Project Summit 2019, which begins today in San Jose. The OCP demos reflect growing interest in high-density cooling among hyperscale operators.
QTS Partners to Fund Hyperscale Data Centers, In Manassas and Beyond: QTS Data Centers has formed a joint venture with global infrastructure investor Alinda Capital Partners that could provide up to $1 billion in funding for future data center construction, starting with a campus in Manassas, Virginia.
Voices of the Industry
Top 5 Network Challenges of 2019 (Iron Mountain): The IT industry is ever changing, and today’s network engineers and architects face an ongoing list of challenges. Iron Mountain Data Centers’ Frank Scalzo highlights the top network challenges facing engineers and architects in today’s data center market.
The Edge is Where The Customer Needs to Be (EdgeConneX): The continuous demand for speed and bandwidth, combined with the need to lower latency, is driving the move to the edge. However, while the above definition provides a perfectly serviceable framework to jumpstart discussion, EdgeConneX’ Phillip Marangella advocates perhaps a more focused definition that is at once far broader and meaningful.
Data Center Sustainability and the Three Rs (Server Technology): It’s been said that “sustainability is most often defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.” Marc Cram, Director of Sales for Server Technology, discusses how data center sustainability is being addressed by the biggest names in the industry, as well as how the three R’s — reduce, reuse, recycle — are playing a role in the sustainability trend in the colocation industry.
4 Keys for Hyperscale Data Center Deployments (RagingWire): Hyperscale data center deployments are setting a new standard for scale, speed, quality, and efficiency. In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Tim Stone, Director of Service Delivery at RagingWire Data Centers, shares four keys to successful hyperscale data center deployments.
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