Author: Jasmine Russell

Google: New Algorithm Will Make Our Cloud Platform Faster

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller. Google is wielding its expertise in network optimization in the cloud platform wars. The company is enhancing its Google Cloud Platform services with a cutting-edge algorithm to reduce network congestion, which should offer improved application and web site performance for customers. Google developed the technology, known as BBR (short for “Bottleneck Bandwidth and Round-trip propagation time”), and says it has accelerated performance for its in-house properties. “Deploying BBR has resulted in higher throughput, lower latency, and better quality of experience across Google services, relative to the previous congestion control algorithm, CUBIC,” said Neal...

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Supercharge Your Hybrid Cloud with Maximum Security, Availability and Elasticity

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Bill Kleyman. We’re seeing that hybrid cloud technologies are helping shape the modern digital revolution. Organizations are finding new ways to leverage powerful cloud services. Consider this, Gartner recently stated that more than $1 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly affected by the shift to cloud during the next five years. This will make hybrid cloud computing one of the most disruptive forces of IT spending since the early days of the digital age. Today, cloud computing provides great flexibility to the organizations that deploy it right. Even more flexibility revolves around the deployment...

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DataBank Project is Latest Win for Atlanta Data Center Market

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller. The data center market in Atlanta is having a big year, with a burst of expansions by some of the industry’s largest players. The latest of these is DataBank, which today announced plans to partner with the Georgia Tech on a new data center in downtown Atlanta. The 94,000 square foot building will focus on high performance computing (HPC) and offer high-speed connectivity to research and education sites across the south. DataBank isn’t the only major player expanding in Atlanta. Switch and CyrusOne are each preparing huge campuses in the suburbs, while,...

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Improving Data Center Performance and Efficiency on a Budget

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Voices of the Industry. In this Voices of the Industry column, Jack Pouchet, vice president, market development at Vertiv shares how to improve data center performance and efficiency on a budget.  This is an exciting time for IT and data centers. Technology is constantly evolving, driving better data delivery, more visibility and control, and improved efficiency for compute and infrastructure. Unfortunately, data center budgets don’t expand at the same rate that technology leaders introduce new generations of equipment. Many businesses will have to make difficult decisions about where to invest available funds to optimize their...

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Prefabrication: The Winning Formula for Edge Data Centres

By Mark O’Sullivan, Regional Sales Director, Flexenclosure Speed to data. That’s what it’s all about. In a world where data is being increasingly generated and demanded planet-wide rather than just in the Tier 1 cities, the winners in the colocation and cloud services race will be the companies that can deliver data the fastest to end users worldwide. In order to meet the demands of enterprises outsourcing to the cloud, or indeed end consumers wanting a faster more seamless experience when using social media or content streaming services, most of the existing hyperscale data centers are too far away...

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5G Wireless: A New Network to Enable the Data Deluge

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller. Faster wireless is the future of American technology. Emerging technologies like autonomous cars, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things all need fast wireless connectivity, and need it everywhere. Help is on the way in the form of 5G, the next-generation wireless standard being developed by the telecom industry. The arrival of 5G is expected to bring widespread disruption of American business, as low-latency connections enable new services. “This isn’t about improving phones. 5G is about going beyond the phone,” said Colby Synesael, Managing Director and Senior Research...

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DCIM – Evolving the Current State of Data Center Management

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Bill Kleyman. As we look at all the trends around cloud, digitization, and technology utilization – it becomes very clear as to why we continue to see more demands around the data center. Recent reports from Jones Lang Lasalle show that over the next 12 months we expect to see user demand for smart data center solutions continue to climb, while operators will feel the heat to deliver more data, faster, more flexibly, and a lot more efficiently than ever before. Here’s the other reality – The rising cost of energy and...

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Carriers Look to Edge Computing as Cloud Adoption and the Demand for OTT Content Accelerate

Edge computing, which involves decentralizing core network infrastructure and pushing it closer to end users, can reduce latency and improve traffic flow, thus creating a better user experience and lower data transmission costs. Just recently, EdgeConneX® announced a strategic partnership with Telia Carrier that will bring access to the carrier’s network and interconnection points. The move comes as more and more enterprises seek strategic edge locations worldwide. Telia will begin by deploying its network in multiple facilities across EdgeConneX’s portfolio of 30 Edge Data Centers® (EDCs), which spans 27 global markets. In addition to existing deployments in Detroit, Portland, and...

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New Chips, Software Shift Workloads From Cloud to Mobile Devices

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller. Our things are getting smarter and more powerful, bringing the computing power of the cloud into devices in our pockets. The trend is enabled by advances in hardware and software, as startups and cloud platforms alike seek to capitalize on the disruptive changes in the technology landscape. The power of these new chips and devices will help shape America’s evolving IT infrastructure, moving more workloads and tasks to the very edge of the network. The Internet of Things (ioT) and artificial intelligence (AI) are bringing intelligence to mobile devices and...

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The Psychology Behind the Elimination of Human Error

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Voices of the Industry. According to multiple studies, human error accounts for 60 to 80 percent of all downtime events. It’s a huge problem that cannot be overlooked, and oftentimes data centers will try to design around human error instead of directly confronting it as a phenomenon that can be mitigated or eliminated. The unfortunate truth is that some in the data center industry would rather you spend money, not on training, but on complex PLCs and over-redundant designs to try to circumnavigate human error instead of fixing it head on. Engineers...

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