Frontier Spotlight: The Top Data Center Stories for October 2017

Nov. 1, 2017
The top data center stories from October at Data Center Frontier featured future data center construction, as well as data center acquisitions and sales. It would seem the data center market is heating up as the weather cools down.

It would seem the data center market is heating up as the weather cools down. Taking a look back at the top data center stories from October, Data Center Frontier’s headlines are full of news of future data center construction, as well as data center acquisitions and sales. Facebook is always a popular topic, and this past month’s most-viewed story looks at how the company addressed recent flash arc incidents in its data center in Sweden.

Here’s a look at October’s top data center stories at Data Center Frontier, ranked by page views:

Facebook: Open Sharing was Key to Addressing Flash Arc Incidents: At the 7×24 Exchange, Facebook disclosed two arc flash incidents at its data center in Sweden, and how its post-event analysis headed off other potential incidents.

Vantage Plans $1 Billion Northern Virginia Data Center Campus: Vantage Data Centers has acquired 42 acres of land in Loudoun County’s “Data Center Alley” where it plans to build more than 1 million square feet of data center space.

Microsoft Buys Land for Data Center Campus in San Jose: Microsoft has bought 65 acres of land in northern San Jose where it plans to build a data center campus, a departure from several prevailing trends in the Silicon Valley data center market.

Ashburn Church Property May Become Data Center: A church located in the heart of “Data Center Alley” in Northern Virginia has decided to sell its property to a data center developer.

Carter Validus Sells 15 Data Centers for $1.06 billion: Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT has sold 15 data center properties for $1.2 billion in two transactions, with Digital Realty buying a Chicago property, and a Singapore firm acquiring a 14-property portfolio.

Voices of the Industry

Next up, Data Center Frontier’s Voices of the Industry columns were popular last month, as well, with experts across the industry sharing analysis and advice. The most-viewed columns focused on what future colocation success looks like, top considerations when adding data center capacity, and how disruptive technology is making way for digital transformation.

Here’s a look at the most popular Voices of the Industry posts from October:

The Building Blocks of Future Colocation Success: The colocation providers that will succeed in attracting new clients will need to offer more complex services, add more value to SLAs and provide stronger support for IT migrations. Greg Myers, Marketing Manager at Vertiv, explains how future colocation success will be built upon expanded offerings, faster scalability and stronger migration support.

Top 3 Considerations When Adding Data Center Capacity: Early planning is critical in data center deployments, and all key stakeholders should have a chance to give input. In this this edition of “Voices of the Industry,” Samir Shah, Chief of Staff at BASELAYER, covers three of the top considerations when adding data center capacity.

Disruptive Technology: Enabling Digital Transformation: The invention of disruptive technology illuminates the weaknesses in our IT strategies and old-school business models. Sherri Liebo, Senior Vice President,  Marketing, at Digital Realty explores how disruptive technology is pushing digital transformation in today’s markets.

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