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What Makes a Data Center an Ecosystem?

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

Making Data Centers Cool

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 Center Innovation: AI in the Data Center

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.

LEED Certification and Why It Matters

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,

IoT and 5G are Pushing AI to the Edge

The emergence of 5G and the exponential growth of IoT-based sensors and devices has created a demand for real-time data analysis that traditional cloud networks simply can’t provide.

Smart Cities and Colocation – It’s Not a Coincidence

It is estimated that two thirds of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050, a significant increase from the current 54%. In order for cities to accommodate this rapid growth while remaining functional and responsive to people’s needs, they need to become smarter.

Telesurgery: When Latency Is a Life and Death Matter

When you’re gaming or enjoying a movie over the web, latency (experienced as lag) can be annoying. When performing an operation, latency can be catastrophic. Fortunately, next generation connectivity solves that problem and opens up new possibilities in the delivery of medical care.

The Hyperscale Future Is Approaching…Fast!

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.

5G Enables CDNs to Succeed with Strategic Edge Points of Presence

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.