Data Center Design

Field of Streams: MLB Opens Omaha Data Center for Video Data

The Scott Data Center in Nebraska is home to a new data center for MLB Advanced Media. (Photo: Scott Data Center)

MLB Advanced Media streams and stores a multitude of baseball games, as well as other events. Its data has gotten so big that it’s taking down 8,000 square feet in Omaha, subleasing from Level 3 at the Scott Data Center. The company said Hurricane Sandy drove home the need for a second location outside of New York. Read More

Uptime Institute Founder Ken Brill Passes Away


Kenneth Brill, one of the data center industry’s thought leaders for decades, passed away on Tuesday. Brill was the founder of The Uptime Institute and Upsite Technologies, and developed the Tier System that continues as one of the primary measures of data center reliability. Read More

Data Center Construction: A Developer’s Eye View

Construction is a process fraught with the potential for error and missed deadlines from moving rock with explosives to withstanding typhoon weather, some data center developers have seen it all.

What’s it like to be on the front lines of a major data center construction project? Chris Curtis, co-founder and SVP of Development for Compass Datacenters recently wrote a series that takes you behind the scenes on the construction phase of one of his projects. Read More

The Web Has an Image Problem. How Photos Can Be Faster


The explosion of mobile devices and high-resolution screens has meant more photos and bigger photos. For web performance engineers, optimizing photos to load quickly has become a major priority. At Velocity 2013, an Akamai executive outlined strategies to optimize photos. Read More

Optimal Solutions for Data Center Connect (DCC)


The modern data center is a part of the “on-demand” generation where data, applications, and workloads need to be constantly available. Part of this drive has been the technologies around cloud computing, a lot more data center need, and of course – virtualization. This new generation of virtual computing and… Read More

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