The Interconnect Hub, a Podcast featuring Tom Brown, CEO of DataGryd, explores a variety of topics impacting the communications infrastructure space, primarily from a data center perspective. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of traditional commuters working from home increased significantly. This has shifted data processing needs and how it all impacts connectivity and the more distributed requirements of businesses. On Episode 2 of The Interconnect Hub, Tom Brown, President and CEO of DataGryd, along with Art Valhuerdi, senior vice president of operations, discuss increased power needs as a result of a more distributed and connected communications infrastructure network.

Computer Power Continues to Grow

As computer processing grows, the need for power to support them is growing faster than the servers are advancing. As we move more towards the cloud, power needs are soaring in comparison to ten years ago, when the number of people with smartphones was significantly lower. To put that into perspective, twenty years ago 2-3 kW were considered an abundance of power, whereas today, 8-10 kW is now considered average depending on the application.

Why is DataGryd the Most Reliable Power Source in NYC?

Located at 60 Hudson Street in New York City, the iconic building is home to DataGryd’s MegaSuite 6 data center.  The facility is home to more power than any other building in the city. It is described as the most redundant and resilient power system available on the island of Manhattan.

More Power Generators

Currently, the building boasts a number of data centers and colocation facilities. Each of the non-DataGryd facilities are older and possess only single power generators, making them more vulnerable to power outages. DataGryd, on the other hand, has four power feeds into the building. Valhuerdi explains that this means if one of the feeds should fail for any reason, then customers would not be impacted and their power would flow seamlessly without ever missing a beat. For example, the security and contingency this offers both financial services and trading applications, which a connection interruption could be detrimental, is unmatched. This is critical as Brown mentioned earlier in the program that New York had recently endured a power outage over the past week due to a possible faulty relay system.

To learn about DataGryd beyond the podcast discussion points and to learn more about their data center services, visit Episode 2 of The Interconnect Hub can be accessed online here, or wherever you listen to your Podcast programs.