Frontier Spotlight: The Top Data Center Stories for September 2018

Oct. 1, 2018
Frontier Spotlight September 2018, the most read stories on Data Center Frontier last month, includes the new Data Center 101 series, plus a deep dive into data lakes and Facebook’s latest moves in the data center space.

As fall officially launched this past month, Data Center Frontier took the time to offer some primers on the data center industry as a whole, as well as some deeper analysis of key terms and top trends in today’s industry. They were well received by readers, as two of these introductory articles made the top 10 most-read posts on Data Center Frontier for the September 2018.

The most popular story on Data Center Frontier last month offered insight and updates on data lakes, and why they matter to the industry, as well as how you can utilize these tools in your own businesses.

And for those that need a refresher on key data center terms, as well as readers just joining the industry, Data Center Frontier launched its new Data Center 101 series that explores topics like data center power, pricing, types, and more.

Read on for the most popular data center stories of September 2018:

A Deep Dive Into Data Lakes: Data lakes are centralized storage and data repositories that allow you to work with a variety of different types of data. Bill Kleyman looks at why data lakes matter, and how you can use them in your business.

Facebook Plans 11-Story Data Center in Singapore: Facebook is expanding its data center network to Asia with a colossal 11-story, 1.8 million square foot facility that will be one of the largest data center structures ever built.

Data Center 101: Mastering the Basics of the Data Center Industry: Data Center Frontier, in partnership with Open Spectrum, brings our readers a series that provides an introductory guidebook to the ins and outs of the data center and colocation industry. Think power systems, cooling, solutions, data center contracts and more. The Data Center 101 Special Report series is directed to those new to the industry, or those of our readers who need to brush up on the basics.

An illustration of the planned EdgeCore data center campus in Sterling, Virginia. (Image: EdgeCore)

EdgeCore Enters Northern Virginia Market: EdgeCore Internet Real Estate has become the latest entrant in the Northern Virginia data center market, announcing plans for a major campus in Sterling featuring 144 megawatts of data center space

NJFX Welcomes Subsea Cable On-Ramp for Google, Facebook: A new trans-Atlantic cable carrying Facebook and Google traffic from Europe will land at the NJFX colocation campus in Wall, NJ, boosting its bid to make New Jersey a strategic landing point for the world’s subsea cables.

Hyperscale Leasing ‘Through the Roof’ In Northern Virginia: In the first six months of 2018, developers in Data Center Alley in Northern Virginia leased more mission-critical space than has been sold in any single year, in any market, anywhere on earth.

Dulles Land Buy Gives Digital Realty Runway for Expansion: Digital Realty has acquired 424 acres of land near Dulles Airport, providing the company with a long-term runway for growth in Northern Virginia, the world’s largest data center market.

Salesforce Expands Cloud On-Ramps With Digital Realty: Tenants of Digital Realty data centers will have faster access to Salesforce through direct, private network connections in 15 facilities around the globe, the two companies announced.

A Vapor Chamber rack enclosure inside a Crown Castle shelter in Chicago. (Photo: Vapor IO)

With New Funding, Vapor IO Readies Edge Computing Network: Edge computing specialist Vapor IO has added a new lead investor, which the company says will fuel the deployment of its Kinetic Edge Platform as a national network.

Immersion GPU System Provides AI Horsepower for Frontera: The new Frontera supercomputer at the University of Texas combines several approaches to liquid cooling, including GPUs immersed in dielectric liquid coolant fluid, and x86 servers using direct water cooling to the processor.

Voices of the Industry

Data Center Frontier also runs each month a series of columns from industry experts, covering a wide array of colocation and data center topics. This past month, we heard from Digital Realty’s Aaron Binkley on renewable power. And Herman Chan, of Sunbird Software offered us a look at how DCIM software is being used in today’s data center market:

Doubling Down on Renewable Power: Aaron Binkley, senior director of sustainability at Digital Realty, explores how data center providers are capturing sustainability gains by switching to clean energy and renewable power.

DCIM Software — What’s Driving User Satisfaction in 2018?: Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software, discusses the current state of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software adoption and how second-generation DCIM is providing value for its growing group of end users.

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