Dan Rattner, Chief of Staff, VP, Administration, Data Centers at Iron Mountain, shares how COVID-19 has impacted the data center industry and given rise to innovation.
The most current disaster on the public’s mind, of course, is COVID-19, the global pandemic, of which we are still in its throes. That said, the rate of natural disasters, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, floods or wildfires has increased in recent years, as well. A new report from Databank highlights the importance of disaster recovery capabilities in such an environment.
Google says it will review its spending on data center infrastructure as part of cost-cutting related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company invested $13 billion in data centers in 2019.
Use of Microsoft’s cloud services is soaring amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with usage increasing as much as 775 percent in regions implementing social distancing and shelter-in-place orders.
To keep data networks running smoothly during the COVID-19 crisis, content delivery specialist Akamai is reducing the network resources used for gaming downloads during peak business hours.
Internet exchanges are seeing record levels of network traffic as the spread of the Coronavirus prompts more remote work and online education. Game downloads are also boosting traffic.