When a human population spreads out, it tends to spread thinner. Will computing capacity follow the same pattern? You have no doubt already read the vendors’ claims. The trend of placing computing capacity nearest to where data it’s supposed to crunch is stored or nearest to the app or content distribution point to end-users will soon transform the topology of data centers and networks that connect them to one… Read More
Data Center Solutions
During the early days of the coronavirus outbreak many wondered if the internet would end up going down due to the dramatic increase in traffic from remote working, distance learning, and people keeping themselves occupied while stuck at home. Research from Cloudflare revealed that internet usage swelled by over 25 percent in most major cities around the world as a result of lockdown measures. Thankfully though, data center providers were… 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
When the national weather services for Denmark and Switzerland upgraded their computing capacities, they each turned to supercomputers that are cooled by internal heat exchangers. It doesn’t take a supercomputer to justify liquid cooling, however. Heat exchangers have been used inside server cabinets for many years to dissipate heat and reduce the cooling needed from computer room air handing (CRAH) units. Recent advances are causing data center managers who may… Read More
Technology is rapidly changing the economic landscape and creating new opportunities for more organizations to consider how they can expand their IT solutions to capitalize on emerging markets. However, many companies aren’t giving much thought to how data centers, especially smaller operations can play a significant role in helping support leveraging new technologies in a way that will allow them to be more effective and efficient. Demand for new services… Read More
Original Post in Digital Journal As the world becomes more digital, data center electricity consumption will surge — that number could rise to 8 percent of the global total by 2030. A leading expert looks at energy efficiency options. Businesses are completely reliant on the technology — the infrastructure uses electricity to power storage equipment, servers, backups and cooling infrastructure (most servers need temperatures below 80 degrees). However, while businesses may not… Read More
From an article in Channel Futures Over the past couple of years, edge computing architecture has garnered increasing attention. The edge is fueling much of the technology change on the horizon. Indeed, edge computing architecture will enable many of the technologies that define the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is poised to change how we live, work and interrelate. Immersive, data-intensive experiences and legions of internet-of-things (IoT)-connected devices – Statista estimates there will be 75… Read More
Thinking about edge computing can be like a differential equation: several inputs and even more outcomes. Like an oval, the topology of an enterprise data center network has one edge. But, like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you can’t see the entire circuit from anyplace you happen to sit. The authors of the annual State of the Edge report limit their definition of the edge to one type of location, but… 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.
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.