Building Cloud Data Centers at Internet Speed

Feb. 26, 2021
The world needs more data center capacity, and it needs it yesterday. On the DCF Show, podcast Rich Miller continues our 8 Trends series with a look at how data center development is getting bigger, faster and more efficient.

Our entire society relies on data as never before. The world needs data center capacity, and it needs it yesterday. The key to meeting this challenge is industrialization – the ability to add cloud capacity in new places at Internet speed.

DCF Show 14: Building Cloud Data Centers at Internet Speed

This is the third in a series of broadcasts outlining the Eight Trends That Will Shape the Data Center in 2021. The industrialization of the data center is a trend that has been evolving for some time, Innovations in design, supply chain and construction enabled the data center industry to deliver 17 million square feet of new capacity in 2020, enabling customers to deliver more services to support distributed work, remote learning and on-demand entertainment.

Listen to today’s show:

Here are links to the additional resources on enterprise IT trends that I mentioned in the podcast:

These columns from our Voices of the Industry thought leadership series provide additional expertise on construction strategy:

Be sure to check our our free Annual Forecast, outlining the DCF take on the most important trends to watch this year:

Did you like this episode? Be sure to subscribe to the Data Center Frontier show so you get future episodes on your app. We are on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you find quality podcasts. You can also subscribe using our RSS feed, and tell your friends and colleagues about our podcast!

We’ve also just launched the Data Center Frontier Channel on YouTube to showcase our videos, where we explain the infrastructure that powers the digital world. If you like data centers or work in the industry, you’ll want to subscribe!

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.

Cabinets inside a data hall in an EdgeConneX data center facility. (Photo: EdgeConneX)

Supplying Clean Power: Utilities and Power Grids

Raj Chudgar, Chief Power Officer at EdgeConneX, explains how Carbon-Free Energy (CFE) can diversify the use of clean energy sources and power a carbon-free future for data centers...

White Papers

Dcf Venyu Wp Cover 2022 07 14 8 20 45 233x300

A Data Center Strategy for Future Proofing Business

July 18, 2022
In this white paper, Venyu outlines four common areas of concern for businesses and explains how data center innovations will future-proof business information and infrastructure...