The Top 10 Data Center Stories for August 2021

Sept. 2, 2021
Capital, climate and cooling were the major themes that DCF readers were tracking closely last month. Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in August 2021.

Capital, climate and cooling were the major themes that readers of Data Center Frontier were tracking closely last month, as four of our 10 most popular stories focused on mergers or funding for data center providers. These included our trend stories on new investments by infrastructure funds in digital platforms, a look at the strategic impact of five years of M&A, Cyxtera going public through a SPAC deal, and Nautilus raising funds for more water-cooled facilities.

Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in August 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:

  • Are We Headed Toward Lights-Out Data Centers? (Belden): Traditional networks tend not to be as scalable, agile or flexible as they need to be to support automation and lights-out data centers. Shad Secrist, Data Center Pre-Sales Solutions Engineer at Belden, discusses leaf-spine architecture in lights-out data centers.
  • 1+1+1>3 When It’s a Hybrid Multi-Cloud Ecosystem at the Edge (EdgeConneX): It’s not just about the Edge, and it’s not just about the ecosystem. It’s both. It’s the combination that helps service providers reach more enterprises and give them the solutions they need to fully achieve their digital transformation goals. Phillip Marangella, CMO of EdgeConneX, explores how the hybrid multi-cloud ecosystem at the Edge enables enterprises to achieve digital transformation.
  • The 4 Elements That Can Make or Break Your Construction Schedule (ProLift Rigging):One major contributor to the increased speed of data center construction is modularization. Nate Harper, Marketing and Inside Sales Manager at ProLift Rigging, discusses how logistics, storage, transportation, and on-site installation can make or break a modular data center’s construction schedule.

Be sure to check out all of our Voices columns, including insights from Flexential, DataBank and Stream Data Centers,

Keep pace with the fact-moving world of data centers and cloud computing by following us on Twitter and Facebook, connecting with Data Center Frontier editor Rich Miller on LinkedIn, and signing up for our weekly newspaper using the form below.

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.

Sponsored Recommendations

Guide to Environmental Sustainability Metrics for Data Centers

Unlock the power of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting in the data center industry with our comprehensive guide, proposing 28 key metrics across five categories...

The AI Disruption: Challenges and Guidance for Data Center Design

From large training clusters to small edge inference servers, AI is becoming a larger percentage of data center workloads. Learn more.

A better approach to boost data center capacity – Supply capacity agreements

Explore a transformative approach to data center capacity planning with insights on supply capacity agreements, addressing the impact of COVID-19, the AI race, and the evolving...

How Modernizing Aging Data Center Infrastructure Improves Sustainability

Explore the path to improved sustainability in data centers by modernizing aging infrastructure, uncovering challenges, three effective approaches, and specific examples outlined...

SeventyFour / Shutterstock.com

Improve Data Center Efficiency with Advanced Monitoring and Calculated Points

Max Hamner, Research and Development Engineer at Modius, explains how using calculated points adds up to a superior experience for the DCIM user.

White Papers

Get this interactive report on How Edge Simplifies Digital Transformation

The Cloud is Better at the Edge

March 3, 2021
This white paper explains how edge computing helps to solve many of the challenges associated with using the cloud for your digital transformation strategy.