Author: Jasmine Russell

Compass Points Toward New Markets, Hyperscale Deals

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller. ALLEN, Texas –  The location of loading docks and staging rooms may seem like an esoteric element of data center design. Unless you’re rolling a rack filled with a ton of expensive server and storage equipment. In that scenario, said Chris Crosby, the number of turns and ramps and the length of corridors matters a lot. “We’re very intentional about equipment flow, and and how people use a building,” said Crosby, the CEO of Compass Datacenters. That’s why the loading dock is directly across from the server staging room, which is adjacent...

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Carter Validus Sells 15 Data Centers for $1.06 Billion

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller. Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT has sold 15 data center properties for $1.06 billion in two transactions, the company said today. The company agreed to sell a data center in suburban Chicago to Digital Realty, while selling a 14-property portfolio to Singapore-based real estate firm Mapletree. In the first transaction, Digital Realty will buy a data center  in Northlake, Illinois  for $315 million. The data center was built by Ascent Corp., which operates it as a multi-tenant wholesale data center and colocation facility. Carter Validus bought the property in 2014 for $211.7...

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Digital Disruption: Is Your Business Fit for a Digital World?

Commercial industry has been radically changed by the application of digital technologies, and companies can no longer afford to sit still. Simply put, they can either seize the digital opportunity or see their organization disappear. While the effects of digital disruption on business models are familiar territory for many, the impact of digitalization on data center strategies could be the Achilles’ heel for many organizations. The innovations which are revolutionizing business — cloud computing, social media, mobile apps, the Big Data explosion and on-demand services — are most effectively delivered from purpose-built, highly efficient data centers, and many organizations...

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Bouncing Back: Leasing Absorbs Space 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 research results on how the Greater New York data center market is gaining traction and becoming more stable. New York and New Jersey are contiguous markets, and some data center customers consider the entire region in making decisions about where to deploy data center space for their IT infrastructure. But each state has unique characteristics in data...

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The Evolving Hybrid Solution Center Model

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Voices of the Industry. In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Tom Prosia, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at LightEdge Solutions, explores the hybrid solution center model and what’s behind hybrid cloud environments’ popularity among today’s business leadership.  As cloud technology and its users’ needs continue to transform, hybrid cloud environments have become increasingly top of mind from the c-level down. Enterprises are looking at optimal ways for leveraging cloud technology to further their growth and innovation. While no two definitions of hybrid cloud are alike, one thing is...

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Facebook: Open Sharing Was Key to Addressing Arc Flash Incidents

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller. PHOENIX, Ariz. – Data center operators don’t love talking publicly about failure. Ranking high on the list of those unwelcome failures is arc flash. That’s why it was notable when executives from Facebook and Schneider Electric took the stage at this week’s 7×24 Exchange Fall Conference to discuss two arc flash incidents at Facebook’s data center in Sweden, and how the company’s post-event analysis and response headed off other potential incidents. An arc flash is an electrical explosion that generates intense heat that can reach 35,000 degrees F, which can damage...

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Miles Loo to Lead Data Center Valuation Team at NKF

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller. When it comes to real estate valuations, data centers aren’t like other buildings. Miles Loo learned this in the late 1990s while appraising the value of an office tower in Los Angeles that had been converted into a “carrier hotel” to support telecom and Internet traffic. Loo specialized in appraising Class A office buildings, including many trophy properties in the LA market. But this property was different, with unusual levels of connectivity and redundant power infrastructure. Loo realized that many of the factors that made the building valuable weren’t accounted...

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The Building Blocks of Future Colocation Success

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Voices of the Industry. In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Greg Myers, Marketing Manager at Vertiv, explains how future colocation success will be built upon expanded offerings, faster scalability and stronger migration support. The demand for colocation data center services continues to grow among companies both large and small. The colocation providers that will succeed in attracting new  clients will need to offer more complex services, add more value to SLAs and provide stronger support for IT migrations. That’s what the data from a recent survey of 226 U.S. enterprise data center...

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How to Create an Ideal Data Center Cabinet Ecosystem

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Sarah Rubenoff. Data centers are becoming more complex, and this is making white space management even harder for data center managers. A new white paper from Chatsworth Products (CPI) explores the key elements of a successful data center cabinet ecosystem and how to create your own. According to the report, integrating the data center cabinet with hardware and software into a single platform can help data center managers “truly gain visibility and understanding of the different dynamics within the data center to make informed decisions.” The white paper walks the reader through each element of...

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ROOT Data Center Puts Montreal on the Hyperscale Map

Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller. When you think “hyperscale data centers,” you may not think of Montreal. But AJ Byers does. Byers is the President and CEO of ROOT Data Center, which is helping establish the province of Quebec as a destination for some of the world’s largest Internet companies. Byers saw an opportunity to leverage Quebec’s ample supply of cheap hydroelectric power, along with a rapid-deployment data center design developed by ROOT founder and COO Jason Van Gaal. “We decided to target some of the biggest tech companies in the world,” said Byers. “They...

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