Author: Jasmine Russell

The Year in Cloud: Amazon’s Growth Boosts Data Center Construction

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Sarah Rubenoff. The cloud continues to drive growth in the data center industry. That’s particularly true for Amazon Web Services, the global leader in cloud computing. The growth of AWS and its hyperscale cohorts was one of the biggest stories in the data center industry in 2017. Over the next two weeks we’ll be looking at the market impact of the four major hyperscale players – Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Facebook. To read the full article, please click...

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Data Center M&A Scorecard: The Deals That Are Shaping the Cloud

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller. As 2017 draws to a close, it has been a landmark year for consolidation in the data center industry. The June 9 megamerger between Digital Realty and DuPont Fabros Technology is the largest in a flurry of deals that are likely to make it the most active year ever for data center M&A. There were at least six acquisitions of companies or portfolios that broke the $1 billion barrier. To read the full article, please click...

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GDS Deal May Help CyrusOne Build Data Centers Faster

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller. CyrusOne’s ability to build data centers fast has helped the developer win a series of major deals with cloud providers. The company’s focus on lean construction and pre-fabricated components allows it to deliver new data centers in six to nine months. “We’re constantly focusing on shortening our time to market and lowering costs for our customers,” said Kevin Timmons, the Chief Technology Officer of CyrusOne. “We’re completely focused on that.” To read the full article, please click...

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5 Data Center Trends That Will Affect 2018 by Nathan Sykes

Here we are. It’s a new year, and we’ve got a new set of predictions for the data center industry. We’re all here to posit and discover, so what’s in store for the future? Modern data technologies are difficult to predict because the industry and market as a whole are constantly changing. Just in the past few years, we’ve introduced advanced analytics tools, automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and much more. And with every rollout comes a set of changes that disrupt the landscape. 1. AI Will Continue to Grow and Dominate 2017 was a momentous year for...

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Security and the Edge

In the wake of increasingly common cyberattacks and security breaches, it’s more important than ever for organizations invested in the storage, delivery or implementation of data to execute robust security measures. As a growing number of enterprises and Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) move toward the Edge, EdgeConneX®’s Edge Data Centers (EDCs)® provide an added layer of security given their proximity to end users and aggregation points as well as their ability to establish widespread redundancy. Let’s take a look at the various ways that EDCs enhance data security for end users, enterprises, cloud and content providers. Impact of IoT...

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Facebook Unveils Major Data Center Campus Expansion in Prineville

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller. In its ongoing super-sizing of its data center campuses, Facebook is going back to the beginning. Facebook will build two new data centers as it expands its campus in Prineville, Oregon, where the company built its very first data center back in 2011. The expansion project will give Facebook 2.15 million square feet of data center space in Prineville by 2021. It will break ground on the fourth data center building this month, which will begin serving traffic in 2020. Building five at Prineville will break ground in 2018 and...

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A Vision for the Edge: Vapor IO Refines Network, Data Center Designs

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller. As content and data move to the edge of the network, new infrastructure will be needed to manage it. This provides a greenfield opportunity to make the edge the new design frontier for networks and data centers. That’s the approach for edge computing specialist Vapor IO, which has outlined out its vision for the technical architecture to drive the next phase of growth at the edge of the network. The startup said it has begun deploying a network design that delivers exceptional reliability across a low-latency network of colocation sites,...

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Advancing Subsea Connectivity to Hawaii

The submarine cable industry is now looking at Hawaii as an important location in the effort to connect Australia and New Zealand to the continental United States. XSite Modular has been awarded a contract from Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP to build a cable landing station in Oahu, Hawaii. The station will be part of the Hawaiki submarine cable system, which is an 8,700 mile transpacific cable that will eventually run from New Zealand and Australia to the continental United States, with landing stations in American Samoa and Hawaii and with options to expand to more South Pacific islands. This...

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Chayora to Begin Construction of 280MW Shanghai Campus in Q2 2018

Chayora signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to acquire a data centre campus site in Q3 2017 with construction now planned to start in Q2 2018. This will be Chayora’s second hyperscale campus and is a very exciting step as it is the only greenfield campus available for the compute-hungry Shanghai market. To read more, please click...

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Recognizing Transformative Innovation at PTC’18

On January 23, 2018, the telecommunications industry gathered for the inaugural Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) Innovation Awards ceremony, a special gala at PTC’18 in Honolulu, recognizing outstanding individuals and organizations that are making a difference. One award that drew a lot of attention this year was “Best Networking Innovation,” which went to PacketFabric, a NantWorks company, for its on-demand transatlantic Connectivity-as-a-Service (CaaS) collaboration with Aqua Comms DAC (“Aqua Comms”). PacketFabric also took home “Best Application/ Service Innovation” for its CaaS solution. To read more, please click...

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