Author: Jasmine Russell

True Front Access Power Distribution Equipment: Creating Competitive Advantage in Data Centers

Data centers are aging, and operators are continually seeking new ways to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), either by optimization or by complete equipment upgrades. One method of improving TCO through upgrades is to address Mean-Time-To-Repair (MTTR) and reduce equipment footprints by replacing power distribution equipment with front accessibility. To fulfill market needs, OEMs are leveraging customer feedback and designing a new generation of power distribution equipment to optimize a data center’s grey/white space. One next-generation example of engineering is fully front-accessible Static Transfer Switches (STS).  But be careful, not all front-accessible STSs are the same. While some...

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5 Edge Data Center Management Challenges

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Voices of the Industry. In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software, explores challenges of edge data center deployments, the data and capabilities you need to effectively manage these data centers, and why DCIM software is a critical enabler for achieving success at the edge. Latency has long been an enemy of data center managers. Yet, it’s only come to the forefront as a critical concern alongside downtime and operational costs in recent years—thanks to big data, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), cloud and streaming services,...

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Equinix: We’re Ready to Pursue Larger Hyperscale Deals

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller. Colocation industry leader Equinix says it will pursue larger deals with hyperscale Internet companies, a move that will place it in direct competition with some of the data center REITs (real estate investment trusts) that specialize in large footprint IT infrastructure. In its quarterly earnings call yesterday, Equinix executives said that the company will begin competing on deals for as much as 5 megawatts of data center space. That’s a significant change for Equinix, which has historically focused on leasing cages and cabinets, often at premium pricing due to the excellent connectivity...

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Northern Virginia Data Center Growth on Overdrive

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Sarah Rubenoff. The Northern Virginia Data Center market shows no sign of slowing. In fact, 2017 has been chock full of news about future data centers, with new players entering the market and construction and expansion announcements from existing players. In “Data Center Alley,” it may seem hard to keep track of all the activity. We’ve got you covered. To get a handle on the fast-paced growth in Northern Virginia data center market, Data Center Frontier has compiled the top news from the region over the past few months, as well as a...

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How to Build Data Centers Faster, Better, and More Cost Effectively

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Voices of the Industry. In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Brian Mattson, Vice President of Construction at RagingWire Data Centers, analyzes how to build data centers and accelerate the pace of modern data center construction while staying under budget and improving quality. There is no question that the data center market is booming. The research firm Markets and Markets projects that the data center colocation market is expected to grow from $31.52 billion in 2017 to $62.30 billion by 2022. Those numbers are impressive, but they’re only part of the story. Client expectations are changing...

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Financial Sector Drives Demand in New York Data Center Market

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller. We continue our series of stories on the leading geographic markets for data center space. Data Center Frontier partnered with DatacenterHawk to provide in-depth market reports on each city we profile. Read on for a special excerpt from the new New Jersey/New York Data Center Market Report. Trends in Demand in New York Data Center Market Data center demand in New York is dominated by the presence of the financial industry, which employs 330,000 in New York and accounts for more than 39 percent of the city’s economic output. Data center...

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Energy Procurement: A Painful Process Made Easy

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Voices of the Industry. In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Brian Frazier, Director of Energy Services for Stream Data Centers, outlines the benefits of energy procurement services.  It’s typical for a company to view energy procurement as simply another cost.  Making the time to understand all of the options and what a company is buying is hard because of the complexity involved with the energy market. Companies often struggle with committing the resources needed to make the best decision, leaving them with an energy service that is the easiest, but not...

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Interview with AJ Byers, President & CEO ROOT Data Center, at IMN’s Fall Forum in Chicago

Data Center POST recently spoke with AJ Byers, President and CEO at ROOT Data Center, about what the company plans to accomplish at the upcoming IMN Fall Forum in Chicago and heading into the New Year. In our Q&A with Mr. Byers, we discussed developments that are underway for the company and hot trends in the data center space relating to cloud deployment. ROOT Data Center  is an innovative Montréal based company that leverages Quebec’s low power costs, cool climate, and proximity to major urban markets such as New York, Boston, and Toronto to provide fast data connections within...

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Startup EdgeMicro Plans Network of Tower-Based Micro Data Centers

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller. Life at the edge is getting busy. A team of data center veterans this week launched EdgeMicro, a startup planning to deploy factory-built data centers at cell tower sites across the country. EdgeMicro is the latest in a series of ventures targeting the market for edge computing, and plans to roll out 500 facilities over the next four years. Edge computing moves content closer to users, improving the experience for streaming video and gaming. It’s been a hot trend in 2017, as the emergence of the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles and artificial...

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Disruptive Technology: Enabling Digital Transformation

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Voices of the Industry. In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Sherri Liebo, Senior Vice President, Marketing, at Digital Realty explores how disruptive technology is pushing digital transformation in today’s markets. The invention of electric light made everything about our world extremely apparent, highlighting both the beauty and the flaws in our surroundings. It changed us: Socially. Culturally. Economically. And even biologically—turning us into worker bees. The invention of disruptive technology does much the same thing. It illuminates the weaknesses in our IT strategies and old-school business models, to which we’ve become...

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