The panel discussion featured Carrie Goetz, RCDD, CDCS, CDCP, global director of technology for Paige DataCom Solutions; Enoch Moeller hardware operations site manager for Google; and Kylash Ramesh, management analyst, Division of Facilities Operations & Maintenance for the National Institutes of Health.
Over the last two years, we have been inundated by requests from wholesale and colocation clients to help develop winning proposals supporting hyperscale tenants. While each proposal we develop is customized to the hyperscale tenant, there are similarities and differences among each request.
The critical facilities industry relies on industry standards to establish the minimum requirements necessary to design, build, and operate critical sites. Some of these standards get adopted by federal, state, and local governments through legislation as enforceable codes.
This past October I was fortunate to attend two conferences, the 2018 Critical Facilities Summit in Nashville on October 14-16, and the 2018 Fall 7x24 Conference in Phoenix, held October 21-24. Both conferences were filled with great presentations that were thought provoking and worthy of further study.
If Darwin were writing about data centers, he’d say that the abodes of compute and storage are going through a phase of rapid evolution, and it’s this evolution that is driving the massive degree of projected growth in data centers over the coming years.
Security checks can sometimes leave your jaw dropped and your budget flying out the window. Data centers have a high concern and risk for security for obvious reasons, and are pretty big targets to evil doers.
The future will certainly see this trend continuing. Between edge-computing and the Internet of Things (IoT), we are continuing to bring more technology, automation, and information to the individual everywhere. Information overload is not only an ever-present danger, it is the new norm.
Mission Critical Magazine’s 2019 May/June issue takes a deep dive into controlling water damage in data centers, the art of balancing density, and using new data management tools to optimize network availability. In addition, our second annual Optimal Edge Supplement examines how far we’ve come and where we are going in edge computing.