For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
How the Colo Industry is Changing - Customers are getting smarter about what they want from their data center providers; enterprises use more and more cloud services, and the role of colocation data centers as hubs for cloud access is growing quickly as a result; technology trends like the Internet of Things and DCIM are impacting the industry, each in its own way.
Gartner: Enterprise IT Should Forget Hardware, Software, Infrastructure - Enterprise IT has to forget about hardware, forget about the infrastructure, forget about software, and think more about getting their job done, which is delivering services or applications.
DuPont Fabros Planning Massive Toronto Data Center - The geographic expansion is part of a broad series of strategic changes the technology-focused real estate investment trust is making.
Why Hyperconverged Infrastructure is so Hot - Hyperconverged infrastructure did not exist as a concept two or three years ago. Today, it is one of the fastest-growing methods for deploying IT in the data center, as IT departments look for ways to adjust to their new role in business and new demands that are placed on them.
Compass Changes Data Center Design to Get More Clients - Having a single standard data center design whose delivery can be honed to perfection by replicating it over and over has its advantages for a developer, but it doesn’t necessarily work for every customer, and if the developer wants to branch out, change is inevitable.