Back in 2010, Uptime Institute began implementing standards for the operational sustainability of data centers. A decade on, those standards are still the highest gauge by which data centers measure their efficacy. Looking to 2020, it’s impressive that Uptime Institute has completed 1,250 tier certifications, from core to edge. The Institute’s Tier Standard system has long been influential where enterprise data centers are concerned and continuing to uphold data center… Read More
The U.S. data center market is expected to be worth $10 billion by 2023 — growing at a CAGR of 5% from 2018-2023—with no chance of slowing down anytime soon. Automation, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning systems are rapidly changing normal data center operations, making it difficult to predict what the industry will be like in the long-term. Because of this accelerated growth and… Read More
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 that may necessitate a data center move. 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
Whether you run a large corporation or small business, planning a data center relocation is a task of monumental importance. The lead time for a data center move can be anywhere from several months, to, in the case of a large data center, more than a year. Below are six steps toward a successful data center relocation. Early Planning is Critical The key to a successful data center relocation is… 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 consider… Read More