According to the Uptime Institute 70% of enterprise workloads are running in corporate data centers. Colocation data centers have 20% of enterprise applications, and cloud providers have 9%.
Can you imagine how great you would feel if your applications and websites never went down, even during maintenance windows? What if you could count on your servers, storage devices, and network equipment to always be powered on, plugged in to the network, and running with the right temperature and humidity?
Some IT colleagues have asked me, “What is dark fiber and what’s the difference between lit and wavelengths?” Let’s begin by understanding the basic concepts of fiber optics and the difference between dark and lit fiber.
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One of the more interesting developments in the data center industry over the last few years has been the emergence of the wholesale data center market.
Think of wholesale data centers in the context of the traditional retail data center market. Wholesale data centers offer dedicated, multi-megawatt deployments spread out over large footprints of multiple thousands of square feet. These deployments are configured as secured vaults, private suites and cages, and entire buildings.
You may have seen some articles recently talking about the rise of secondary markets in the data center colocation industry. Cities often mentioned on a list of secondary data center markets include: Cleveland, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, and Pittsburgh.