Frontier Spotlight: The Top 10 Data Center Stories for September 2019

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Hyperscale data centers were the dominant trend on Data Center Frontier last month. The hyperscale sector is the focus of a series of excerpts from our new DCF special report on the Hyperscale Data Center market, as well as the premiere episode of the Data Center Frontier Show, our new podcast. There was also strong interest in Macquarie’s acquisition of Netrality Data Centers, a leading operator of carrier hotels.

But the story with the highest reader interest in September focused on the visual appeal of data center properties, which was the focus of debate in Loudoun County.

Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in September 2019, in order of interest.

In Loudoun, Neighbors Want Better Looking Data Centers: Should data centers be designed to be more attractive in appearance? Data center aesthetics emerged as a community concern recently in Northern Virginia.

Who Are the Data Center Industry’s Hyperscale Players? A new report on Hyperscale Data Centers, courtesy of Iron Mountain Data Centers, explores how hyperscale computing has changed the supply chain for digital infrastructure, and how this computing shift will evolve. This excerpt dives into the impact of hyperscale computing.

RagingWire Data Center Will Rebrand as NTT: RagingWire Data Centers will rebrand as NTT in coming months, as NTT brings together 28 of its affiliate companies into a single entity to serve the global IT marketplace.

It’s Official: Macquarie Buys Netrality Network of Carrier Hotels: Macquarie Infrastructure Partners (MIP) has bought Netrality Data Centers, partnering with existing management, the companies confirmed today.

Compass Scales Up for Growth in Top Data Center Markets: With a new round of funding, Compass Datacenters is building big in the three hottest hyperscale data center markets. CEO Chris Crosby provides an update on the company’s hyperscale ambitions.

Reshaping the Global IT Landscape: The Impact of Hyperscale Data Centers: Our new report on Hyperscale Data Centers explores the impact of hyperscale computing, and how it has impacted spending on servers and storage units, as well as data center capacity.

Report: Macquarie Seeking Stake in Netrality Data Centers: Bloomberg reports that infrastructure fund Macquarie is seeking a deal to buy a stake in Netrality Data Centers, which operates carrier hotels in major cities.

DCF Podcast: Understanding the Hyperscale Data Center: The first episode of the Data Center Frontier Show podcast focuses on hyperscale data centers, along with an introduction to the podcast, our web site and host, and what you’ll hear about in coming episodes.

Executive Roundtable: The Global Data Center Landscape: In our DCF Executive Roundtable, executives from Digital Realty, Iron Mountain, Cyxtera and Intel explore the challenges and opportunities of going global, the hot markets, and the impact of data sovereignty laws.

How Hyperscale Customers & Data Centers Are Unique: A new Data Center Frontier special report explores the hyperscale data center market, and how its growth has changed how we compute. This excerpt from the report series explores the influence of hyperscale customers, the geography of hyperscale data centers — and what sets them apart.

Voices of the Industry

In September, Data Center Frontier’s guest column series, Voices of the Industry, featured insight from leaders at Intel Software, Cyxtera Technologies and Vertiv:

Data Centers Find Their Edge: DCIM Solutions Provide Key: eff Klaus, General Manager of Intel Data Center Management Solutions, explores how for remote facilities at the edge of the network, DCIM Solutions are key to supporting enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) and big data.

Cloud Connectivity: TCO vs. Latency (Cyxtera): Mitch Fonseca, VP, Data Center Products for Cyxtera, explores how choosing colocation providers with a range of cloud connectivity options and on-demand provisioning to speed time to deployment may be a key way to balance costs with latency.

Power Utilization: Big Power Infrastructure Means Big Savings (Vertiv): Peter Panfil, Vice President of Global Power Sales at Vertiv, explores the ins and outs of data center power utilization and ways to avoid excess capacity and cut down on costs while driving up revenue.

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