Here's a recap of the 10 most popular stories that ran on Data Center Knowledge in July:
The Uptime Tier system, which rates data center efficiency on the scale of I (least reliable) to IV (most reliable) has long been criticized for numerous reasons, but the biggest complaint has been the proliferation of misuse of its terminology.
One of the Facebook data center team’s latest projects had to do with shrinking the time it takes between the point a server is physically installed in a data center and the point it comes online and starts crunching numbers.
The market is increasingly driven by service-provider clients rather than enterprises. As a result, data center providers need both scale and breadth of geographic footprint to meet service-provider needs, prompting consolidation.
Access to cloud service providers has been “changing the dialogue” with customers about colocation services. It has become an essential attribute of a multi-tenant data center, on par with the fundamentals of space, power, and cost.
Latest round of expansion was to address growing demand in Boston, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and London.
Despite the popular belief that cloud services are well on their way to replacing enterprise data centers, most mid-size and large businesses are planning to increase spending on their mission-critical facilities in the near future.
While it’s creation seems tailored specifically to subscription entertainment services like Netflix, it may also apply to cloud-service providers, from infrastructure to cloud apps.
Software-defined networking and network function virtualization, in combination with constant advances in capabilities of the x86 server architecture, are changing everything about data center networking technology and economics.
The company positions Aurora as a formidable alternative to traditional MySQL, claiming Aurora couples enterprise-grade performance with open source database economics,
State highway patrol troopers provide the facility that became a center of attention following Edward Snowden’s disclosures about the agency’s mass surveillance practices with a “perimeter presence” under contract with the feds.