The growth of edge computing and the IoT may boost adoptions of modular data centers, which allow operators to deploy infrastructure in smaller chunks, according to our panel of data center experts.
IO Data Centers
IO provides both colocation and cloud campus to address a wide range of IT needs. IO was one of the pioneers of modular design, understanding how essential flexibility and scalability are to addressing data demands. IO was acquired by Iron Mountain in early 2018.
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Enterprise customers are asking for more renewable energy for their IT footprint. What’s the best way for service providers to provide it? Our roundtable of data center experts provides their take.
Edge computing will be one of the big stories of 2017, boosting the use of modular data centers, according to the 5 experts on our Executive Roundtable. Other hot topics: security and rack density.
In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Rick Crutchley, Chief Operating Officer for IO, discusses the future of the data center in the internet of everything.
The primary focus of any data center is the critical applications that form an enterprise business and operational core—its commercial and technical heart. Last-generation facilities, which were often designed using traditional methods created during the mainframe era, simply aren’t capable of handling the requirements of today’s business- critical applications. Additionally, deploying a data center with inadequate or inappropriate resources, or placing the facility in the wrong location, can negatively impact application performance and, in turn, enterprise success.
In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Adil Attlassy, Chief Development Officer, IO, discusses what it means to be a sustainable data center.
In this week’s Voices of the Industry Mark Wachtmann, IO/VP, Product & Technology & Samir Shah, BASELAYER/VP, Product Management & Marketing discuss how innovative, next-generation data center built on a common philosophy can help drive a transformative customer experience.
The case for a re-envisioned data center is being made every day, and at an increasingly urgent pace. Growing technology demands, transforming global economics, corporate efficiency initiatives, and required business agility are among the drivers making change not merely a strategy, but a prerequisite for survival.
The Internet of Things will lead to new types of data centers in new places, optimized around the needs of machine-to-machine (M2M) workloads and the analytics that mine these oceans of data for business insights.
Expect to see more acquisitions in coming months as the data center sector continues to consolidate, say the five panelists on our Data Center Executive Roundtable. Some deals will focus on scale, some on geography, and others on specialization.