The colocation site selection process has evolved dramatically. Gone are the days when prospective clients only had to consider standard Tier III site criteria in addition to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP).
Did you move to the cloud in order to free up creativity and allow product teams to spin up architecture quickly and easily only to find yourself in a position where you have no idea who built anything? Well, you’re not alone, and, the good news is, help is at hand.
Software as a service (SaaS) has, for some time, proven its worth by reducing cost of ownership and eliminating low-value maintenance activity. Seeding control in some areas can deliver large rewards elsewhere.
Many data center operators build redundancy and extra storage or computing power into their data centers just in case. Research from Future Facilities shows that data center operators build three data centers for every two they need.
There are a number of different industries taking a serious look at blockchain to improve transparency and trust amongst internal or external entities, including financial services, health care, retail, supply chain and logistics, and media and entertainment.
In one of the most advanced financial services privacy breaches ever to occur in Australia, its largest bank lost control of 10 years’ worth of customers’ financial information when a subcontractor lost several tape drives containing banking statements from 2004 through 2014.
Data center owners and operators have an exciting opportunity to reinforce grid stability, add new revenue models for internal and external clients, and ensure greater resiliency for their operations by utilizing energy storage systems that expand on existing proven systems with new approaches and innovative chemistries.
Just like that shiny toy on Christmas morning, new tech is desirable simply because it’s new. Over the years, every new aspect of the technology story — software, hardware, methodologies, architectural approaches, etc. — has succumbed to this shiny things syndrome, for better or worse. Sad to say, it has usually been for the worse.
In our first issue of the year, we reveal the 2019 Facility Manager of the Year winner. But that's not all — we also take a look at data center site selection, cybersecurity, and hyperscale network architecture as we explore the cloud.