The intensity of data production – and the compute and storage to manage – continues to shape the trends in the data center industry, as clearly seen in the most popular stories at Data Center Frontier in November.
Rising rack density and immersion cooling featured prominently in this month’s results, along with the pull of “data gravity” in shaping the strategies of the industry’s largest players.
Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in November 2019, in order of article views:
Report: Data Center Rack Density is Rising, and Heading Higher: Data center rack densities are rising, and large enterprises expect that trend to continue, according to a new report from 451 Research, which suggests a growing opportunity for specialized cooling solutions, including liquid cooling.
TMGcore Unveils Robot-Managed Immersion Data Centers: TMGcore has launched a modular data center platform that uses robots to swap high-density servers immersed in coolant fluid. The OTTO platform is the most ambitious bid yet for a “lights out ” autonomous data center.
As Gaming Moves to the Cloud, Data Centers Focus on Latency: This week’s launch of Google Stadia highlights how cloud gaming may emerge as a significant opportunity for the data center industry, particularly providers offering interconnection and edge computing services that address latency.
Data Gravity is Shifting the Data Center Network. But in Which Direction?: Is data gravity drawing data centers nearer to interconnection hubs in major markets, or will a new architecture emerge around massive cloud campuses in remote locations? Digital Realty and CyrusOne offer different takes
With PlatformDIGITAL, Digital Realty Targets The Enterprise Colo Market: In a clear signal of its growing ambitions in the colocation market, Digital Realty has unveiled PlatformDIGITAL, a broad initiative to sharpen its focus on problem-solving for enterprise customers retooling their IT infrastructure.
Scott Noteboom Joins Liquid Cooling Startup Submer: Veteran data center innovator Scott Noteboom has joined immersion cooling startup Submer as Chief Technology Officer. Noteboom says Submer’s technology can evolve as a platform for new machine-optimized data center designs.
Is A Data Center Disaster Inevitable? Lessons from the Nuclear Industry: Failures at nuclear energy plants offer valuable lessons for the data center industry, and could help reduce the risk of similar headline-making disasters, according to reliability expert Steve Fairfax, who spoke at the 7×24 Exchange Fall Conference.
Chicago Data Center Market Boosted By New Economic Incentives: New economic incentives in Illinois have boosted interest in the Greater Chicago data center market after several years of steady but unspectacular leasing, Our DCF market report offers a deep dive into the market dynamics in Chicago.
QTS Expands Atlanta Campus to Support 12 MW Hyperscale Deal: QTS Realty has signed a 12-megawatt lease with a hyperscale customer, which will become the anchor tenant in a new data center building on the company’s Metro Atlanta campus.
DCF Podcast: Data Center Merger Mania: Updates on Digital Realty, CyrusOne: Everyone’s talking about data center merger mania. In this episode, host Rich Miller discusses two deals: one that happened (Digital-Realty-Interxion) and one that didn’t (CyrusOne).
Voices of the Industry
In November, Data Center Frontier’s guest column series, Voices of the Industry, featured insight from leaders at Stream Data Centers and Chatsworth Products (CPI).
Best Practices for Data Center Resilience (Stream): The impact of data center outages cannot be underestimated. Stream Data Centers Engineering Director Kevin Rosen explores ways to ensure data center resilience.
Three Tips for Successfully Supporting Your Customers to the Edge (Chatsworth Products): Sam Rodriguez, Sr. Product Manager of Industrial Solutions at CPI, asserts that opportunities abound at the edge for ICT designers and installers who follow these three tips.
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