Dry vs. Sprinkler Data Center Fire Suppression Systems

Data center fire protection is challenging, to put it mildly. Today’s IT infrastructure draws an immense amount of power, which runs through electronic components and converts electricity into computational work and heat. Fires in data centers are typically caused by failures in those electronic components, meaning that the typical data center must be considered a fire hazard in and of itself. 

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Why Colocation Facilities Need to Consider Footprints in Smaller Cities

According to CBRE’s 2021 Market Outlook, total data center inventory is expected to increase by 13.8 percent in 2021. Growth in the major data center hubs such as Northern Virginia, Seattle and Dallas/Fort Worth is showing signs of plateauing, so much of this growth will likely occur in smaller markets.

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Modular Data Centers: ISO vs. Concrete vs. Custom Enclosures

Not only are new data centers cropping up in record numbers across hotbed regions such as Northern Virginia and the Pacific Northwest, they are also being deployed to more rural areas and other new, less-served markets. But thanks to pandemic-impacted supply chain disruptions, data center construction can be a bit of an ordeal. 

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The Critical Cost of Colocation Data Center Latency Issues

Colocation data centers are the ideal hosting solution for organizations that don’t have the resources — or desire — to build and maintain their own data center. Colocation offers flexibility, redundancy, a high level of security and cost savings.

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4 Booming Data Center Hosting Locations

The data center industry is booming right now thanks to a few key factors, including avid social media use, Internet of Things (IoT) driven technology, a large increase in remote workers and the growing popularity of XaaS (anything as a service) solutions. Each of these drivers generates massive amounts of data that then need to be stored, processed and secured.

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Is Steel or Concrete Better for Your Next Data Center Construction Project?

When COVID-19 hit, the whole world jumped online at once to work and socialize, creating a huge surge in demand for data center capacity. Although the pandemic increased the need for data center expansion, it also hampered growth by disrupting the construction supply chain.

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What Does Modular Look Like for Colocation Data Centers?

Data drives the modern world. Between cloud computing, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT), this data-generation frenzy is creating a colocation data center construction boom. But COVID-19 has caused major supply chain issues for the construction industry, which is making it difficult to build enough new data centers to keep up with the demand.

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How Supply Chain Delays Specifically Affect Colocation Data Center Owners

COVID-19 blasted digital transformation into warp speed for many organizations. What was a five-year initiative to digitize files or move at least some operations to the cloud became an emergency directive, almost overnight.

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Why Modular Data Centers are More Environmentally Friendly

In today’s data-obsessed world where we can expect to see 175 zettabytes of data by 2025, the demand for data centers is only going to increase. That’s good news for the people and enterprises that rely on data being fast and always available, but it’s bad news for the environment. Data centers are notorious power hogs, using up to 1 percent of the world’s electricity, and the processes used to construct them generate tons of waste, debris and emissions every year. 

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Five Features of Modular Data Centers That Make a Facility Manager’s Job Easier

Data center facility managers certainly have their work cut out for them. In an age of rapidly accelerating tech innovation, these professionals are constantly thinking about how to future-proof, expand and add more power to their facilities—all while ensuring maximum uptime. 

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