With increasing needs for high-performance computing across applications, hyperscale computing and retail colocation are beginning to merge. A new DCF special report courtesy of NTT explores how enterprises are building the most effective ecosystem for their needs by mixing and matching data center, cloud, and colocation.
Both smaller organizations and large hyperscale customers need to have a strong global data center strategy. A new white paper from Iron Mountain provides seven key considerations for building that strategy, including site selection risk factors, power infrastructure, and connectivity.
Raul Martynek, CEO, DataBank, explains why software-as-a-service and content providers need the ability to provision services from the edge as close as possible to their customers to capitalize on 5G technologies and deliver low-latency experiences for customers.
Cloud computing providers are extending their existing platforms to core and edge data centers so that customers have identical functionality regardless of location. A new special report courtesy of Iron Mountain looks at how the edge can help small data centers transform into full-fledged service providers and fuel digital transformation.
When it comes to picking the right data center, the importance of density—and specifically power density—is often overlooked. Jerry Blair of DataBank takes a closer look at three critical density factors and highlights a specific density use case to show why colocation density is an important factor to consider.
COVID has created a global remote workforce that is accelerating interaction with digital services in all forms, consumption of video and social media. QTS Realty Trust’s Sean Baillie discusses what this means for the colocation and data center sector.
Rather than focus on getting a data center as close to home as possible, this shift in infrastructure strategy means factors like total cost of ownership (TCO), flexibility, performance, “righteousness,” take precedence.
For years, there has been an expectation that the cloud would gobble up all enterprise workloads and meet all enterprise infrastructure requirements, but this speculation overestimated the cloud’s ability to meet all the complex, multi-layered requirements that enterprises have – and will continue to have.
The cloud is not only a catalyst. Because it’s a great option for most applications, it has become a competitive benchmark. Enterprise IT leaders must be good stewards of their company’s resources by deploying and managing infrastructure in facilities that meet the same benchmarks as the cloud service providers do. Insights from Chris Bair of Stream Data Centers.
Whether it be an earthquake, tornado, cyberattack, or a black out, natural and man-made disasters can have a catastrophic impact on businesses, especially data centers where 100% uptime is expected. A new white paper from Stream Data Centers outlines best practices for disaster planning in mission-critical environments like data centers.