Edge, clouds and robots. Those were the hot topics on Data Center Frontier last month. Here are our 10 most popular stories in August 2020, in order of article views.
Around the country and around the world, Switch boasts multiple SUPERNAP campuses: data centers with massive scale backed by patented design solutions. Switch specializes in both hyperscale facilities and innovating the intrinsic design of data centers, finding new approaches to space and heat management.
Headquarters: Las Vegas, NV
Switch has developed Switch Sentry security robots to deploy at future edge data centers and enterprise sites. Robots could be an important tool to solve challenges in data center management, as well as contactless commerce during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Switch will use new large-scale energy storage technology from Tesla to boost its use of solar energy for its data center campuses in Las Vegas and Reno. Each Tesla Megapack provides up to 3 megawatts of energy storage.
Data center providers Switch and Equinix have received a 2019 Green Power Leadership Award from the EPA, along with hyperscale operators Google and Microsoft and chipmaker Intel.
Shipping and logistics giant FedEx Corp. has signed a 10-year deal with Switch to provide infrastructure for FedEx’s western U.S. data center.
Do aging data centers have a future? Can they be repurposed for new applications. The Infrastructure Masons debated the topic at their recent Think Tank in Monaco.
Switch has signed a 15 megawatt colocation deal with a global streaming media provider, continuing a pattern of strong first-quarter leasing for publicly-held data center companies.
Facebook’s decision to build a $750 million data center near Atlanta adds some hyperscale heat to the rising profile of the Atlanta region, which is already seeing new projects from providers targeting the enterprise market.
Switch will help create a 1 gigawatt solar energy project in Nevada, which will be the largest solar array in the United States, the company said today. The huge project showcases how the data center industry has taken a leadership role in shifting the U.S. economy to sustainable energy.
Leading data center providers have begun building larger data halls, citing construction economics and the need to compete for larger deals.