Original Post By: IEEE The Forklift Ballet: How DARPA Trucked Its Massive Radio-Frequency Testbed Across the United States Colosseum, the centerpiece of DARPA’s Spectrum Collaboration Challenge, just took its first road trip for the AI challenge’s live finale at MWC Los Angeles When it comes to relocating a data center, Joel Gabel is an expert. But when the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) selected the company he works for, Pivot Technology Services, to help them… Read More
There are many situations which may necessitate a data center migration. Maybe you need to relocate to a larger data center because your infrastructure has grown beyond the capacity of your current facility. Your company may want to consolidate your IT infrastructure, or perhaps your company isn’t satisfied with your current data center provider, and you’ve decided to move your infrastructure to another provider. Whatever your reason, a data center… Read More
It’s no secret that technology consumers are currently ramping up their online connectivity. The Internet of Things (IoT), video streaming, and throughput for servers and storage have hugely increased bandwidth demands in data centers. At the same time, as bandwidth demands increase, data centers need to become even more creative in boosting their energy efficiency. We’ve scoured the net to discover four innovative solutions to more efficiently power your data center.
The 5G transition has taken center stage in the data center world this year. It will bring faster and denser data streams and drive demand for more data center capacity. However, the forecast for timing and breadth of adoption is clouded by hype and marketing. Realistically, 5G will begin to generate noticeable business for data centers by late 2019. Service providers and hyperscale operators will begin to deploy next-generation networking… Read More
Approaching the task of choosing a data storage vendor can be a difficult one. From supported platforms to connectivity, company viability to disaster recovery, there are countless variables involved in deciding which company fits your business’ needs. Below are a few questions to get you started on the journey to picking the perfect data storage vendor.
At one time, data center efficiency was a method to measure energy consumption to which many data centers didn’t pay attention. Now, however, as nearly every business has an online component, and, in turn, a data center, data centers need to pay attention. The standard use metric is Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). Here, we’ll answer some of your questions about PUE and how it can improve the efficiency of your… Read More
With upwards of 80 percent of enterprises and 63 percent of small and medium sized businesses investing in big data projects over recent years, and budgets of $1.6 million to $7.4 million, the question of data storage is at the forefront of many companies’ minds. One decision facing such companies as they look to store data is the choice between internal server rooms or external data centers. Here are some key components to… Read More
With environmental concerns on the rise, it’s more important than ever for data centers to run efficiently. From smart watches to smart cars, data centers are at the forefront of technology, and our dependence on them is only expected to grow. In the U.S. alone, industry experts predict the data center construction market will grow at a CAGR of 4.38% between 2016 and 2020. As we face more and more pressure to keep operations green, it’s critical that… Read More
Traditionally, when thinking of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, we envision computers and data centers networked via the Internet. However, in recent years there has been the development of a whole new class of connected devices—smart watches, smart cars, and even smart buildings—replete with their own software, actuators, and sensors. Given all these new points of networked connection, our “old” Internet has transformed into the Internet of things (IoT) with the net… Read More
All electronic components generate heat, especially computer processors. Traditionally, data centers—composed of rack after rack of servers—have relied on air cooling systems to dissipate server-generated heat. However, as data centers become larger and ever more packed with increasingly powerful equipment, there is a finite limit to air-cooling capabilities. As Ken Brill noted in 2007, there will be an inevitable breakdown of Moore’s Law—the rate at which computational speed increases—due to the economic limitations… Read More