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.

@Microsoft Pushes Undersea Data Center Deployment, Drops 2nd Data Center Into Sea Off Scottish...

After successfully dropping a slightly smaller, 30-foot data center pod into the sea off the coast in California in 2016, where it ran Azure cloud services from the seabed, Microsoft has entered phase two of its push to eventually place undersea data centers near coastal cities worldwide at about 120 miles of the coast.

Colocation Data Center Company DC BLOX Deploys SwiftStack to Power Cloud Storage

DC BLOX, a multi-tenant data center provider, has deployed SwiftStack software to power its own multi-region, hyper-scale cloud storage service for their customers' business continuity and disaster recovery (DR) requirements.

RagingWire Announces Build of New 16MW Silicon Valley Data Center

RagingWire, a company with 245MW of critical IT load spread across 2 million square feet of data center infrastructure in top North American data center markets, part of NTT Communications (NTT Com), has purchased land and has begun developing a new 16 megawatt data center in Santa Clara, in ‘Silicon Valley.’

Riverbed Announces Major Updates to Its SD-WAN and Cloud Networking Solution, SteelConnect

Riverbed Technology has announced major updates to its SD-WAN and cloud networking solution, SteelConnect.

Frequency and Severity of Data Center Outages Increases, Says Uptime Institute

Data center operators have, by and large, succeeded in lowering energy waste – as the average Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) was reported at a record average of approximately 1.58 (although year/year improvements are decreasing), according to the findings of Uptime Institute’s eighth annual Data Center Survey.

Huawei Inks Global Data Center Development Contract With Keppel Data Centres And Others

Huawei, who already signed a cooperation agreement on green data center technology development with Keppel Data Centres last year, has expanded its strategic data center development agreement with Keppel Data Centres as well as Chinese companies Xiangjiang Science & Technology and Cloud Engine.

Vertiv Unveils 3D Product Configurator and VR Viewer for Its Network Edge Designs

Vertiv, together with Axonom, has developed a visual solution layout and virtual reality experience center to create virtual reality showcases for Vertiv’s data center solutions.

China Unicom Deploys Nokia Optical Fronthaul to Power Its 5G Networks

China Unicom, one of the world’s largest mobile service providers by subscriber base, has chosen the Nokia optical fronthaul solution to power its 4G and 5G networks in Beijing, supporting the operator’s ambitious commitment to deliver 5G in the 2019 timeframe.

How to Plan, Design and Build a Resilient Disaster Recovery Solution? #VIDEO

VIDEO - Companies are increasingly developing plans to recover from major disasters within minutes, and without any data loss whatsoever, according to the 2018 Disaster Recovery Survey Report – an annual study published by CloudEndure, a provider of live cloud migration and DR solutions. But how do you build an effective disaster recovery strategy?

Data Center Solutions Provider Verne Global Brings Its HPC Cloud Hosting Product to the...

Verne Global, a provider of advanced data center solutions for high-performance computing (HPC), has been approved as a UK government supplier under the G-Cloud 10 (G10) framework. This framework provides the UK public sector with an efficient way to buy cloud-based products and services.

City of Las Vegas Starts Trial-Use of NTT’s Smart City Offering

The City of Las Vegas will start trial-use of NTT’s Smart City solution during spring 2019 for the consideration of the full-scale service beginning in summer 2019. The NTT solution is a secured, distributed platform that deploys micro data centers to sensors in the designated area to improve situational awareness through video and sound data.

Connected2Fiber Secures $5.3M in New Funding to Accelerate Further Growth

Connected2Fiber has closed a $5.3 million round of funding from Ascent Venture Partners, Osage Venture Partners, Nauta Capital, and NXT Ventures. Connected2Fiber plans to use this latest funding to accelerate growth through further investment in product development and go-to-market activities.

T5 Data Centers Completes Its Chicago Colocation Facility

US data center owner and operator, T5 Data Centers, a company with facilities located in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland, Charlotte, Chicago, New York, Colorado, and Ireland, has completed construction of its T5@Chicago colocation data center 'in one of the hottest markets' in the United States.

Dell EMC Introduces Its Latest Z-series 100GbE Ethernet Switch For Private, Public and Telco...

"We are excited to see Dell EMC take a leadership role in the area of open source networking, and in particular, the OpenSwitch initiative," said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking and Orchestration at The Linux Foundation.