As big data continues to explode, many enterprises have turned to colocation data centers. Among other factors, leasing—as opposed to building or buying a new data center—reduces upfront costs. A new report from Sabey Data Centers explores how a modular data center design can provide the on-demand scaling capabilities enterprises want with the control, reliability and cost-effectiveness they need.
GIGA Data Centers seeks to bring hyperscale-style efficiency and economics to colocation customers. CEO Jake Ring says the company can deploy data center space at $5 million per megawatt.
New technology can make data center construction faster, cheaper, safer and more inclusive, according to Nancy Novak of Compass Datacenters, who spoke on the topic at Data Center World.
The constant challenge of meeting the ever-growing demand for speed or bandwidth and lowering or eliminating the latency has paved the way for the ‘Evolution of Edge Computing’ to address the needs of the ‘Always Connected customer’. STULZ marketing manager Manohar Reddy focuses on how the micro and modular data centers are taking center stage to meet the growing Edge computing infrastructure demand.
Compass EdgePoint is targeting network performance as a growth opportunity in its edge computing business, seeking to support data flows from industrial IoT applications.
Is Microsoft’s underwater data center project brilliant or crazy? Also, are there other examples of “outside the box” data center innovation that bear watching? Our Executive Roundtable weighs in.
Iron Mountain is acquiring IO Data Centers in a $1.3 billion deal that will add four data centers to its growing footprint. The deal continues the rapid consolidation in the data center industry.
The SRP DataStation places modular data centers at the bulk transmission lines that represent the fast lane of the power grid, allowing them to operate without a UPS or generator.
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.
Edge computing is evolving beyond caching, and will require more compute power and intelligence to manage the movement of data, say analysts, who predict this will create business opportunities for data center providers in 2017.