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%.
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.
During a recent RagingWire data center tour, a potential client asked, “Is it hot in here?” Much to everyone’s surprise, the tour director smiled as he answered, “Yes, yes it is.” The reason behind the tour director’s happiness goes much deeper than you might think.
Welcome to 2014! By now we’ve gone through most, if not all, of our budgets and we are setting plans for the future. As we look back on the past two years we see a direct acceleration in the IT world. Users are connecting in new ways, there is more content to be delivered – and this whole cloud thing just won’t let up.
2006 was a pivotal year for RagingWire. 2006 was the year RagingWire learned that for data centers, N+1 just isn't good enough. 2006 is the year RagingWire went dark. It started normally enough – a beautiful spring day in April. During normal operations, a 4,000Amp breaker failed. Material failures happen, even with the best maintenance programs in place. Our UPS's took the load while the generators started – then the generators overloaded. The data center went dark.
Often, when we take potential customers through our data centers and show them our patented technology, they remark at what incredible technology we have designed and implemented. My first response is always this: it is a result of the people we hire to design, build, and operate our data centers. My two priorities in anything we do are availability of the customer application and outstanding customer service. These are enabled by technology, but driven by people.
"Raised Floor vs Slab Floor" - This is a religious dispute, masquerading as a serious engineering issue. There are two sorts of folks who obsess over this point - design engineers with a very narrow worldview, and marketing executives with overactive imaginations and a casual relationship with the facts. Raised floor works great. Its more flexible for operators. Slab works great, too - it has other advantages, including reduced cost, and no heat transfer media running under the data center floor.