It’s been a strange and extraordinary year, in which many existing data center trends have been amplified by the pandemic. Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in 2020, ranked by page views.
Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has effectively created the cloud market and continues to be a leader in the cloud computing sector. AWS provides an incredible array of services on top of their cloud platform, from storage and networking, to machine learning and game development. Amazon continuously innovates at every level of computing, from the design of their hyperscale data centers down to the semiconductors in their servers.
Headquarters: Seattle, WA
Amazon Web Services has begun designing its own rack-level Micro UPS units for its data centers, eliminating a centralized UPS in a move that will dramatically improve the power efficiency of its cloud computing operations.
Amazon today announced a massive investment in 3.4 gigawatts (GW) of solar and wind power, which will accelerate the company’s timeline to power its AWS cloud infrastructure with renewable energy by five years.
Data center developers are scrambling to add capacity, as this year’s record leasing activity has consumed much of the available supply of server space. Several leading markets are seeing a boom in construction.
The cloud is extending to the stars. On the DCF Show Podcast, Rich Miller talks with satellite expert Doug Mohney about how Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure are using satellites to extend their cloud platforms beyond the atmosphere.
The Business Edge is drawing closer, as seen in a flurry of announcements that showcase the many ways stakeholders in distributed computing are stepping up their investment and deploying real-world edge infrastructure.
Amazon Web Services is adding a second Local Zone edge node in Los Angeles, providing single-digit millisecond latency to customers. AWS says users are tapping Local Zones to run hybrid environments and support latency-intensive tasks like game rendering.
Edge, clouds and robots. Those were the hot topics on Data Center Frontier last month. Here are our 10 most popular stories in August 2020, in order of article views.
Lee Kestler, Aligned and Amazon Web Services were among those honored as the Northern Virginia Technology Council recognized the industry’s accomplishments at its 2020 Virginia Data Center Awards.
Amazon will invest $10 billion in Project Kuiper, a satellite network to provide broadband Internet service. Analysts say Amazon’s ambitions in space could expand the market for its online retail and cloud computing businesses.