These days, colocation companies find themselves reinventing their business models to support hyperscale clients. The challenges include: Do you overbuild to support a hyperscale market, and how do you balance your enterprise clients that require a smaller load than the hyperscale client?
Though the mass adoption of cloud computing has created an efficient way for companies to store and manage data, the risk of outages has grown exponentially – making it all the more important to know that the data center a firm chooses is certified.
One project, 10 buildings, 20 companies, 90 different systems, 1,500 pieces of equipment and 1,500 different tests – this was the amount of data ESD managed for all stakeholders during commissioning of a mission critical data center for a Fortune 500 client.
In mission critical facilities, cooling and power take center stage, while plumbing is often an afterthought. But when it comes to data centers, plumbing is an essential support to every other critical system.
More data is generated in the world all the time – and thus increased computational power is always required. Edge data centers – whose revenue growth is predicted to go up fourfold by 2022 – are expected to take advantage.