Frontier Spotlight: The Top Data Center Stories for July 2018

Aug. 1, 2018
July’s top stories in the data center world focused on developments in AI, the growth of hyperscale data center deals, and updates on top colocation markets like Northern Virginia and Dallas-Fort Worth. 

July’s top stories in the data center world focused on developments in AI and what the growing number of hyperscale data center deals means for the industry, as well as updates on top colocation markets like Northern Virginia and Dallas-Fort Worth. 

The month’s most popular stories on Data Center Frontier also included news from names like Google, who is working to build a trans-Atlantic cable to ramp up its cloud offerings in the ever-expanding data center market in Northern Virginia.

Your peers were also reading about moves from colocation providers like CyrusOne, Iron Mountain and Cologix.

Read on for the top-10 most-read stories on Data Center Frontier in July:

Hyperscale Data Center Deals Will Get Bigger. Much Bigger: Wholesale data center leases are growing rapidly, according to CloudHQ founder Hossein Fateh, who said hyperscale deals will soon reach into the hundreds of megawatts.

Google Building Trans-Atlantic Cable to Boost Its Cloud in Northern Virginia: Google will build its own private subsea cable to manage data traffic between Europe and its huge cloud campuses in Northern Virginia, with potential benefits for Virginia Beach.

Open Compute Targets Liquid Cooling for Disruption: The Open Compute Project (OCP) is working to enable wider adoption of liquid cooling, citing demand from hyperscale computing providers, as well as new applications in edge computing.

An aerial view of some of the data center campuses in Quincy, Washington.

CyrusOne, H5 Bring More Data Centers to Quincy: The data center market in Quincy, Wash., has two new entrants: CyrusOne is preparing a data center campus, while H5 Data Centers has acquired a former Intuit facility.

Iron Mountain Launches $430 Million Expansion at Phoenix Campus: Iron Mountain has begun construction on a 550,000 square foot data center on its Phoenix campus, on property acquired through its acquisition of IO Data Centers.

Cologix Sharpens Its Focus on Cloud On-Ramps, New Markets:  With the support of its new owners, Cologix is building bigger data centers, eyeing new markets and positioning itself as a key provider of on-ramps to major clouds.

Broad Demand Drives Data Center Boom in Dallas-Fort Worth: The Dallas Fort Worth region data center market is one of largest in the U.S., and is known for its diverse data center ecosystem. A new Data Center Frontier Special Report series provides insights on the data center boom in the Dallas-Forth Worth market.

The Art of AI: Understanding Architecture and Use Cases: AI is becoming part of our everyday lives. Bill Kleyman looks at the architecture behind AI, and how you can tap its power to solve IT problems and improve your business.

How AI Will Inhabit Our Data-Driven Future: AI is being deployed in everything from manufacturing to medicine. AI will likely boost demand for cloud and data center services, as companies provision storage and computing power to analyze that data.

The Cloud-Powered Parent: Raising a Baby, One App at a Time: New parents are leveraging apps and data analysis to provide insights on their baby. New dad Bill Kleyman looks at the power of data for groggy parents, and how to secure it.

Rows of custom GPU-powered machine learning servers inside a Facebook data center. (Photo: Facebook)

Voices of the Industry 

Data Center Frontier also highlights insights from some of the top experts in the colocation and data center industries in its Voices of the Industry features.  This past month, the below column from Cyxtera was a popular read among the site’s readers:

On-Demand Connectivity: Colocation’s Secret Weapon: Randy Rowland, President of Data Center Services at Cyxtera, explores how choosing colocation operators that provide on-demand connectivity and data center services can help you advance your hybrid IT transformation.

Voices of the Industry is a guest article program designed for partners of Data Center Frontier. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Kevin Normandeau at [email protected]

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