Providing large scale, secure space and power has been the focus of wholesale data center providers for many years. Until recently, innovation in wholesale data center solutions has centered on developing data center designs that improve power resiliency and building efficiency. The result being that wholesale customers today are receiving data centers that are more flexible, scalable, and cost effective than ever before.
The cloud changes everything – the computers we buy (or don’t buy), the way we write applications, how we collect and store data, and the design and location of our data centers.
With over 100 analysts worldwide, 451 Research is one of the top industry analyst firms covering the competitive dynamics of innovation in technology and digital infrastructure, from edge to core.
We were honored that Kelly Morgan, Research Vice President, and Stefanie Williams, Associate Analyst, both from 451 attended the grand opening of our Dallas TX1 Data Center on April 18, 2017.
One of the top data center markets in the world is Northern California, including Silicon Valley and the Bay Area.
According to the most recent report from Data Center Frontier and datacenterHawk, the Silicon Valley area is home to nearly 2.6 million square feet of commissioned data center space, representing 343 megawatts of commissioned power. That makes Silicon Valley the second-largest market for data center space in the U.S., trailing only Northern Virginia.
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.
White Paper and Webinar from Data Center Knowledge: “Strategic, Financial, and Technical Considerations for Wholesale Colocation”
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.