Edge, Equinix and Atlanta were the three themes that grabbed readers’ attention in November. Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in November 2020, in order of article views.
Equinix is the world’s largest colocation provider, with 190 data centers in 48 cities. Their size has allowed them to innovate at various levels of data center design, from the layout of the physical center to the software-defined networking (SDN) installed on their servers. Their Equinix Cloud Exchange (ECX) provides premium connectivity to cloud networks across the world.
Headquarters: Redwood City, CA
Equinix is expanding in Northern Virginia’s Data Center Alley, opening a new campus in Ashburn featuring an innovation lab and new design for a series of four-story data centers.
The Equinix Metal service aims to bring cloud-style automation to colocation, enabling dedicated servers to be provisioned “as a service.” It’s based on tech from the recent acquisition of Packet.
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.
Equinix, the world’s largest provider of colocation and interconnection services, provider, is repositioning itself as “the world’s digital infrastructure company.” It’s the latest wrinkle in the language of the data center industry.
The data center sector’s growing focus on sustainability was on display in the EPA Green Power Leadership Awards, which honored Microsoft, Equinix and QTS Realty Trust.
The West Coast wildfires are highlighting the importance of energy security for data centers, which are pursuing a number of strategies to adapt to climate change and rolling blackouts, including on-site power generation.
Colocation provider Equinix says it discovered a ransomware attack on some of its internal systems, and took “immediate and decisive action” in response. The company said customer operations were not impacted by the incident.
The Dallas Infomart begins a new chapter this week with the opening of the $142 million Equinix DA11, a purpose-built data center, which expands the iconic carrier hotel property into a multi-building cloud campus.
Global colocation giant Equinix will buy a portfolio of 13 data center sites from Bell Canada (BCE) for $750 million in cash, the companies said today.