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.
Data center service provider IO has raised $445 million in debt capital from Deutsche Bank, and $60 million in additional growth capital from an affiliate of Macquarie Capital. The funding will help the company restructure debt,
IO plans a huge expansion of its data center campus in Phoenix, where it will build a three-story modular data center that will span more than 700,000 square feet of space.
As your business looks to address the inevitable need to scale your data center environment, you should take a strategic approach and look towards transformation, explains David Mettler, VP at IO.
Our Data Center Roundtable discusses modular data center designs. Definitions and language still loom large in the discussion of pre-fabrication.
Keystone NAP’s new data center on a former U.S. Steel site in Pennsylvania uses pre-fab “building blocks” to bring data centers to new places, stacking modules three high.
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.