Data Center

A data center is a network of (cloud) computing and storage resources enabling the delivery and processing of software applications and data storage. A datacenter consists of a network infrastructure including connectivity to external networks, a storage infrastructure to store applications and data and computing power infrastructure in the form of (virtual) CPU’s and memory. All these components are housed in a single location where hardware equipment is located in racks supported by power supplies. In this category you find our news articles about datacenters.

VMUG Webcast: Foundations of Zero-Trust Security Cloud Architecture

The concept of “zero-trust security” has changed the approach to cloud architecture design, extending the focus from the perimeter-based security to the entire network. Based...

EdgeConneX Adds New 48 IX Internet Exchange to Its Phoenix Data Center

EdgeConneX, a new Phoenix-based Internet Exchange, is now available for interconnection in EdgeConneX’s Phoenix Edge Data Center (EDC), PHX-01. Located within 10 miles of downtown Phoenix, EdgeConneX’s 80,908 square feet facility was chosen as 48 IX’s first landing point due to its customer base of primarily ISPs, content providers and cloud providers.

2021 Security Briefing: Remote Work Threats and Remedies

According to the latest Forrester report, the year 2021 will not see things return to normal. The report projects that businesses will employ a...

Sunbird Expands Electronic Door Lock Options for Data Centers

With Release 8.0, Sunbird Software further enhances its support for electronic door locks. Sunbird Power IQ version 8.0 helps to safeguard data center cabinets and assets from physical threats by enabling central management and reporting in a single pane of glass.

Switch Datacenters Pays Its Clients for Server Waste Heat

Switch Datacenters is one of the first data centers in Europe to provide a financial incentive for directly usable residual heat. For this purpose, it uses existing Direct Liquid Cooling (DLC) techniques to cool servers.

HPC Company Northern Data Buys Hydro66 Data Center for €25M

German HPC (High Performance Computing) infrastructure company Northern Data has acquired colocation provider Hydro66’s assets including their data center in Northern Sweden. The site currently consists of six data center halls on an area of 2.5 hectares and will now be further expanded by Northern Data following the acquisition. It is fully powered by green energy.

How to Create a Bare Metal Cloud Account

This tutorial shows you a quick and easy way to sign up for phoenixNAP's Bare Metal Cloud platform and create an account. Discover Bare Metal...

Accelerated WAN Transformation During Pandemic, According to EMA Research

A majority of enterprises have accelerated their SD-WAN-based transformation during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study published by IT and data management research and consulting firm, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA).

Bluebird Network Buys ColoHub Data Center in Quad Cities, Iowa

Communications infrastructure provider and data center operator Bluebird Network has acquired the ColoHub Data Center located in Bettendorf, Iowa from Geneseo Communications. The acquisition expands Bluebird’s capabilities and fiber network footprint in Iowa and Illinois.

New German Data Center Firm Mainova WebHouse Appoints Managing Director

Mainova WebHouse, a newly founded and wholly owned subsidiary of German energy supplier Mainova AG, has planned to develop, operate and lease data centers to companies in the future. As a data center industry veteran, Volker Ludwig has been appointed Managing Director of Mainova WebHouse Management GmbH as of January 1, 2021.

Bulk Infrastructure Attracts €140M Investment from BentallGreenOak

Nordic data center, fiber network developer and operator, Bulk Infrastructure, has committed NOK 1.5 billion (approximately €140 million) to support the future growth of Bulk Infrastructure’s data center and dark fiber business.