“The engineers behind today’s mega data centers – some call them internet data centers to differentiate them from earlier ones – are turning to a host of new strategies and technologies to cut construction and operating costs, consume less energy, incorporate greener materials and processes, and in general make the facilities more flexible and easier to expand.”
Big Internet’s Quest – Scaling with Unprecedented Innovation, Speed, Agility and Reliability Big internet powers the world’s economy. It also regularly revolutionizes the way we live, work and play. Amazon and eBay have changed the way we shop. Facebook and Twitter have changed the way we interact with each other. Kickstarter has changed the way startups raise money. Netflix and Hulu have changed the way we watch movies and TV. These innovative, world-changing technology companies generate huge – and growing – demand for big data and big content. Big internet companies need big data centers – to provide the following:
• Scale massively and with unprecedented speed.
• Deep and powerful connections between every layer of the data center.
• Low-cost interconnection.
• Exponentially increasing performance and personalization.
• Energy efficiency.
• Help keeping it simple.
• Provide security and 100% uptime.
The ability to scale massively and with unprecedented speed – No one knows better than big internet companies the massive scale and unprecedented speed with which data usage is growing. Every minute, we send over 204 million emails, download 50,000 apps, view 6 million Facebook posts and stream 62,000 hours of music. The reality is that big internet firms need the ability to scale massively and with unprecedented speed.