Network providers, connecting with each other at various PoPs all over the world, are the foundation of the entire internet, and interconnected data centers allow you to access them as quickly and locally as possible.
As demands for performance and capacity have increased, the data center has changed. And central to that change is interconnection between the customers in the data center. In essence, the interconnected data center looks less like an apartment building filled with strangers, and more like an ecosystem whose inhabitants depend on and interact with each
Conventional data center cooling methods simply won’t hold up under the processing demands of AI, 5G wireless, Internet of Things (IoT), and the rise of Smart Cities. Promising new cooling methods will be needed not only to ensure that data centers can keep up with data processing demands but also to make data centers ever
Data centers today process ever larger, more complex volumes of data. Hybrid cloud, 5G wireless, the internet of things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI)-based applications are pushing traditional data center capabilities to their limits. Data centers require agility and intelligence to effectively manage these increasing demands and workloads.
Achieving LEED certification can be a tall order for data centers. In fact, LEED data centers are surprisingly rare; fewer than 5% of all US data centers have achieved LEED certification. However, some forward-thinking industry leaders are reshaping the green data center landscape, enjoying reduced energy costs while building better, healthier structures for building occupants,
The demand for content flowing from large-scale gaming and streaming services is driving hyperscale expansion. Because delivering this content without a loss of quality–or a subpar customer experience–requires processing and distribution at the edge, hyperscalers need to supplement their footprint with interconnected points of presence that can optimize content delivery.
In preparation for the 5G data onslaught, content delivery players - industry stalwarts such as Akamai and growing players such as Fastly - are designing scalable solutions powered by strategic edge Points of Presence (PoPs) to enable the seamless distribution of rich media content to the end users.