The Top 10 Data Center Stories for May 2021

June 1, 2021
The industry’s largest players and markets topped the news last month. Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier during May 2021.

Google. Facebook. Equinix. Switch. Northern Virginia. The industry’s largest players and markets topped the news on Data Center Frontier during May 2021. Although the companies and geography were familiar, the range of topics spanned design, M&A, sustainability, satellite broadband, network expansion, and even network pruning.

Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in May 2021, in order of article views:

Education is part of our mission at Data Center Frontier. In our Voices of the Industry feature, we share the experience of data center executives on the front lines of innovation. Here’s a look at the most popular Voices columns for DCF readers last month:

  • Taking Edge Computing Everywhere It Needs to Be (EdgeConneX): Phillip Marangella, CMO of EdgeConnex, explores how the edge can support anything from hyperlocal to hyperscale data centers.
  • A Look at the Edge From the Perspective of Hyperscale Cloud Providers (DataBank): Raul Martynek, CEO at DataBank, refines the definition of edge computing. This is the first of a series looking at the edge from the multiple perspectives of enterprises using and driving edge development: hyperscalers, SaaS application/ content developers, and network providers. In this article, we examine how hyperscale cloud providers see the edge and the role they are playing in its development..
  • Outlook on the Growing Indian Data Center Market (Iron Mountain): India is a land of opportunity for global data center providers, but it has its own unique challenges. In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Michael Goh, Senior Director and General Manager of Iron Mountain’s Data Centers for APAC, discusses the state of the data center market in India.

Be sure to check out all of our Voices columns, including insights from Stream Data Centers, Flexential, ProLift Rigging, and Service Express,

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About the Author

Rich Miller

I write about the places where the Internet lives, telling the story of data centers and the people who build them. I founded Data Center Knowledge, the data center industry's leading news site. Now I'm exploring the future of cloud computing at Data Center Frontier.

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