DataBank and Vertical Bridge are partnering to build a network of micro data centers at the base of cell towers to support demand for edge computing.
Data center startup Vapor IO will team with Crown Castle to deploy Project Volutus, a distributed network of small data centers at the base of telecom towers.
DartPoints, which launched in 2014 with an ambitious vision to build a national network of micro data centers, is planning facilities in five new markets.
Edge computing has become a growing area of focus for many organizations, according to Dan Draper, Director of Data Center Programs for Vertiv.
Compass Datacenters has new investors, highlighting the growing investor interest in edge computing and new data center capacity to support the Internet of Things.
TierPoint, which focuses on second-tier data center markets, has grown rapidly through a series of 11 acquisitions in just six years. On Wednesday Tierpoint acquired Omaha-based CoSentry.
EdgeConneX is operating unmanned “lights out” data centers in 20 markets across the United States, marking the industry’s most ambitious use of automation to streamline data center operations,
Modular design and lean construction methods are playing a major role as the data center industry expands in new places. As data moves to the edge of the network, data centers are being right-sized to fit the demands of these new markets.
There’s a popular myth that the rise of the cloud means the death of the data center. This is entirely backwards. The shift to cloud computing will accelerate the construction of massive data centers and high-speed networks.