Metaverse

Virtual reality (VR) allows users to interact with digital environments and objects, typically using a headset. When you turn your head, you see other areas of a 360-degree digital environment. Some VR apps include controllers that allow users to manipulate digital objects. But these 360-degree video applications require a LOT of data, and delivering these experiences across the Internet presents a major challenge.
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A demonstration of how the Vertiv XR mobile app can simulate how data center equipment will look in a user environment.

Vertiv Gets Immersive With XR App Displaying Virtual Data Center Equipment

March 13, 2023
Ever wondered what your data center would look like if you added a new rack or cooling unit? Wonder no more, as a Vertiv app uses mixed reality to let you visualize what new gear...

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Beyond Hyperscale: Quantum Frederick's Vision for Sustainable Data Center Development

April 24, 2024
Scott Noteboom, CTO of Quantum Loophole, explains how Quantum Frederick created the first carbon neutral industrial zone.
A rendering of the future expansion of the Meta data center in DeKalb County Illinois. Meta is adding three data center buildings. (Image: Meta)

Metaverse Building Boom: Meta Adds 3 Data Centers at Illinois Cloud Campus

April 27, 2022
Meta continues to prepare its digital infrastructure for the metaverse, adding three more data centers to its $1 billion cloud campus in Illinois. We look at Meta’s accelerating...
Rows of NVIDIA DGX systems supported by NVIDIA Spectrum-4 , a 400Gbps end-to-end networking platform. (Image: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA: New Hardware Will Transform Data Centers into AI Factories

March 22, 2022
NVIDIA today unveiled powerful new GPU hardware to serve as the key building blocks for its vision to transform data centers into “AI factories” unleashing new frontiers in technical...
An illustration of the 960,000 square foot data center that Meta will be building in Kuna, Idaho. (Photo: Meta)

Meta Is Building a Giant $800 Million Data Center in Idaho

Feb. 17, 2022
Meta will build an $800 million data center in Kuna, Idaho as it continues adding infrastructure to support its future metaverse. The 960,000 SF square feet campus is another ...
Several leading players in the edge market have deployments in Dallas, showcasing innovation and laying the groundwork for future growth. (Source: Digital Realty)

The Big City Edge: Dallas is a Hotbed for Edge Computing

Feb. 2, 2022
Several leading players in the edge market have deployments in Dallas, showcasing innovation and laying the groundwork for future growth. Here’s why the Dallas data center market...
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Metaverse Platform Roblox Adds Data Center to Address 73-Hour Outage

Jan. 24, 2022
Gaming and metaverse platform Roblox is expanding its infrastructure to address a 73-hour outage in October that left its 50 million daily users offline. The outage highlights...
Horizon Worlds is a social VR experience launched by Meta (Facebook) where users can create and explore together. (Image: Meta)

The Metaverse Will Need A Lot of Data Centers

Dec. 16, 2021
Whatever form they take, metaverse technologies are bound to be resource-intensive applications. We asked our Roundtable experts to put on their futurist hats and explore what...
CoreSite and CyrusOne announced acquisition deals on the same morning. (Images: Rich Miller, CyrusOne)

Top 10 Data Center Stories for November 2021

Dec. 1, 2021
Merger mania swept the data center industry in November, and dominated industry news headlines. Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in November 2021. ...