February was a busy month for the business of data centers, as seen in the most popular stories for the month at Data Center Frontier. Our most-read stories include acquisitions, IPOs, CEO resignations, fundings, and expansions. And in keeping with recent trends, there was lots of interest in our coverage of edge computing.
Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in February 2020, in order of article views:
The Bullish Case for Edge Computing: At the recent Edge Computing World, investors and futurists envisioned a future transformed by edge computing. Here is a look at the bullish view on the future of the edge.
Vantage Data Centers Plans $2 Billion Expansion into Europe: Vantage Data Centers is going global with a $2 billion push into Europe, acquiring service provider Etix Everywhere along with land parcels in five markets.
Vertiv Becomes Public Company, Starts Trading on NYSE: Vertiv Holdings Co. has begun trading on the New York Stock Exchange Monday after completing a $5.3 billion merger with GS Acquisition Holdings, a public company led by investor David Cote.
Wojtaszek Resigns at CyrusOne, Durvasula Will be Interim CEO: CyrusOne President and CEO Gary Wojtaszek has resigned suddenly, a step taken “by mutual agreement with the board,” the company said today. Industry veteran Tesh Durvasula has been named to serve as President and CEO on an interim basis.
Voices: Decreasing Power and Water Today Will Help Data Centers Reach Sustainability Goals Tomorrow: Kris Holla, Group Vice President and Chief Sales Officer for Nortek Air Solutions, explores how data centers can best reach their future sustainability goals.
Netflix: Edge Computing Can Streamline TV & Film Production: Netflix sees an opportunity for edge computing to transform TV and film production, where huge video files are often transported on tapes in trucks rather than over data networks.
A New Horizon at One Wilshire: An ambitious upgrade of power and cooling infrastructure at One Wilshire has boosted the iconic carrier hotel’s capacity for new data center space. Here’s a closer look at the challenges in a major upgrade of an older mission-critical building in an urban center.
Analyst: Enterprise CIOs Seek Simplicity, May Use Fewer Data Center Providers: Enterprise CIOs are increasingly looking for single providers to meet their data center & hybrid cloud needs, according to new data from Credit Suisse. That could produce a “winner takes all” dynamic that favors the largest service providers.
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Investor Interest in Data Centers Still High, As Are Deal Valuations: Investor interest in the data center sector remains high, and the wave of M&A is likely to continue in 2020. But deal values are high, prompting some investors to tread carefully and adjust their strategies.
Flexential Lines Up $250 Million to Fund New Data Centers, Services: Colocation specialist Flexential has lined up $250 million to help the company continue to reduce debt, expand its data center footprint and invest in new services.
Voices of the Industry
In October, Data Center Frontier’s guest column series, Voices of the Industry, featured insight from leaders at Nortek Air Solutions, Stream Data Centers and Aligned. Here are the Voices columns that were most popular with DCF readers last month.
Decreasing Power and Water Today Will Help Data Centers Reach Sustainability Goals Tomorrow (Nortek): Kris Holla, Group Vice President and Chief Sales Officer for Nortek Air Solutions, explores how data centers can best reach their future sustainability goals.
Top 3 Trends Drawing Hyperscale Users & Cloud Providers to Wholesale Data Centers (Stream): Anthony Bolner, EVP of Stream Data Centers, explores the leading trends pushing more hyperscalers and cloud providers to use wholesale data centers.
Today and Tomorrow, Sustainable Data Centers Start With Design (Aligned): Phill Lawson-Shanks, CIO and Sustainability Committee Chair at Aligned Energy hones in on sustainable data centers, and what a “new breed” of data centers focused on energy efficiency will look like.
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