June’s most-read stories on Data Center Frontier ranged from continued expansion in the Northern Virginia data center market to Microsoft’s new undersea servers in Scotland. Uber also announced plans for major data center expansion as the company is looking grow its data center network. Here are the top data center stories of June 2018.
Uber, the ride-sharing platform with driver in over 340 cities across 61 countries, is a key player in data storage. Their data storage network must handle the massive volume of driver updates, mapping data, and dispatch tracking they receive every minute. Uber is also a leader in autonomous vehicle development, which will have unique networking needs in vehicle-to-vehicle communications.
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
As Uber experiences rapid growth, the company is preparing to expand its data center network. Uber’s Dean Nelson discussed its data center infrastructure at Datacloud Europe.
Ride-sharing startup Uber has leased large chunks of data center space in three major markets during 2015, expanding the future capacity of the real-time data platform driving its growing global transportation logistics empire.
The growth of cloud computing is providing a huge boost for data center developers, who reported leasing in 2015 on a par with the record volume in 2014. A new report cites 2015 as “one of the best leasing years ever.”