Digital Realty has outlined its vision for a more distributed interconnection landscape, with network connections moving closer to giant storehouses of data, rather than being concentrated in network hubs in city centers.
Digital Realty is the largest landlord in the data center space, owning over 180 centers in 33 different markets. Their wholesale data center solutions have attracted big names in the tech industry, such as Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook. The company acquired DuPont Fabros Technology in 2017, further expanding its presence in the hyperscale market.
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Amid a statewide power emergency, major data centers in Texas are running on generator power to keep customers online and reduce load on the state’s struggling grid. Large operators say service is uninterrupted, but news reports indicate some data centers in the region are experiencing outages.
Digital Realty plans to build a four-story, 430,000-square-foot data center in Santa Clara, providing additional room for customer growth in the strategic Silicon Valley technology market.
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.
Data center customers have leased more than 500 megawatts of capacity in 2020, an all-time record. With space scarce in key markets, cloud platforms and video services are pre-leasing data centers before they are built.
The growing adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) poses challenges for data center design, as high-density racks of GPUs require low-latency access to massive datasets, including some in the cloud.
Digital Realty believes the growth of the digital economy will be guided by the “data gravity” of massive aggregation points for data, which will be a magnet for applications and infrastructure. New research predicts where this will happen.
Our 20th Data Center Executive Roundtable showcases the insights of thought leaders on the state of the data center industry, with panelists from CoreSite, EdgeConneX, Digital Realty, Vertiv, Nortek Air Solutions and Infrastructure Masons.
We conclude our DCF Executive Roundtable with a discussion of the future of data center automation, and how it is being shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. Several panelists believe the “lights-out” data center is drawing closer.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of information networks. Our DCF Executive Roundtable identifies the most important trends in data center connectivity and interconnection, and how have they been impacted by the pandemic