Tag: Colocation

Renewable Energy and the Colocation Provider

Hyper-scale data center operators like Google, Amazon Web Services, and Apple have been very public about their renewable energy usage and commitments. It’s good for the environment and it makes people look upon them favorably. However, these operators contribute only a small fraction (think around 5 percent) of overall data center energy usage. The multitenant market is driving data center growth, but what is their role in terms of renewable energy?

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RagingWire’s DCIM Enters General Availability

RagingWire announced general availability of its data center infrastructure management software called N-Matrix. It is a product of collaboration with CA Technologies and includes key elements of CA’s DCIM software.

It provides RagingWire customers with better transparency of data center operations. Several colocation providers have looked to DCIM as a value-add for customers.

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No Stone Unturned in Reducing Data Center Power Consumption

There are many ways to reduce data center power consumption, and Billie Haggard’s team at CoreSite Realty Corp. leaves nothing off the table when it comes to optimizing their 16 U.S. facilities for energy efficiency.

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Get Ready for Next-Generation Colocation

As companies continue migrating to the cloud, they often run into unexpected management issues regarding the integration of cloud services with in-house IT systems. Organizations are challenged to bridge the gap that exists between internal technologies, traditional hosting solutions and the cloud.

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DataSite Upgrades Critical Infrastructure in Orlando Data Center

DataSite completed a $12 million critical systems upgrade in its Orlando data center, adding power and cooling capacity. The company provides wholesale and retail colocation space for medium and high power density computing environments.

The single story, free-standing building is 130,000 square feet. It was built to withstand hurricanes, one of the most potent natural disasters in the state. The facility is Category 5 hurricane rated and is 60 miles inland, outside of the 500-year floodplain.

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