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 choosing 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
Whether you’re migrating your data center down the block or across the country, data center relocations can be a challenge. To make sure none of your worst relocation fears come true, consider these four potential pitfalls that can and do happen when relocating your data center.
As cloud storage and computing are becoming further entrenched in the way average technology users go about their day-to-day lives, and as millions of iPhone users purchase the iPhone 7, nearly every one of them will be using iCloud to download all of their contacts, pictures, and contents which will get them back up and running in no time.
You’ve finally decided to make the move to a new data center. Your current data center no longer meets your needs, so you decided to start planning a move. With so many factors to consider and so many options available, however, choosing a new data center isn’t always an easy task. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are five questions you should consider when planning your move.