Just as we need backup power for our sump pump systems to ensure our basements do not flood during a power outage, data servers need backup power to ensure they do not lose data during any loss of power.
For those who know me, I have long stated that waste is abundant when it comes to power and provisioning in data centers as the IT load capabilities for failover and self-healing are rarely examined or included in the power supply design.
With the rise of colocation, enterprise and edge data centers, the requirements for data center racks have changed from being a cabinet that manages equipment to a rack enclosure that can reduce data center operational costs by preserving valuable floor space, optimizing cooling and increasing the efficiency of IT staff.
CBRE represented Lincoln Rackhouse, the data center division of Lincoln Property Co., in partnership with Principal Real Estate Investors, in the sale of a Phoenix-area data center to CBRE Global Investors for $72.75 million.
Like most people I imagine, I am subscribed to a dizzying amount of news feeds that are delivered to my personal email; so many I have lost count and, so many I pay little attention to it, unless it has to do with data centers.
In May of this year, the Uptime Institute unveiled its Outage Severity Rating (OSR) system, which according to the organization, aims “to help the digital infrastructure and data center community better understand and articulate service outages in the context of how each incident affects the business.”
Acquiring Bytegrid’s former book of business will extend Agile Data Sites’ Footprint in Washington, D.C. and establish a presence in the Chicago, IL market.
July 23, 2019
Agile Data Sites has announced that it is partnering with Lincoln Rackhouse to lease 3MW of data center space and procure a portion of the services business recently acquired by Lincoln Rackhouse from Bytegrid.
This issue of Mission Critical sheds light on the IT dilemma and explores other topics like IT and data center automation, powering mission critical facilities, the demands of the IoT, and more. Additionally, the IT-Colo Strategic Planner is included as a special edition with the September/October 2019 issue.