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

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Big moves from Digital Realty and Cologix, a guide to data center fall conference season, and an update on the Northern Virginia data center market. These are all topics of some of the most popular articles on Data Center Frontier this October.

But the story with the most reads this past month at the top of October’s Data Center Frontier Spotlight focused on what’s next for hyperscale computing, a sector the site recently explored via a new special report.

Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in October 2019, in order of article views:

The Future of Hyperscale Computing : At Data Center Frontier, we believe the next 10 to 15 years will be an era of continuous advancement, as next-generation technologies accelerate the digitization of the global economy. Here’s our take on the road ahead for hyperscale.

Digital Realty Will Acquire Interxion in $8.4 Billion MegaDeal : Digital Realty has agreed to acquire Interxion in an all-stock deal with an estimated value of $8.4 billion, the largest acquisition in the history of the data center industry.

Data Center Fall Conference Season: Schedule, What You Need to Know: We’re entering the busiest part of the data center conference season. Here’s a quick reference guide to some of the major conferences, along with some insights on how to have a successful event.

Equinix: Enterpises Will Drive Huge Growth in Interconnection Traffic ; In the next 5 years there will be a meteoric rise in data traffic flowing through network intersections, according to a new report from Equinix. That means data centers will become even more pivotal to the digital economy.

With $500 Million Funding, Cologix Targets Cloud On-Ramps, SDN : A $500 million investment from an Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund is the next step in the transformation of Cologix into a larger player in cloud on-ramps and software-defined networking.

Northern Virginia: Less Hyper, But Still Plenty of Scale : After years of rocket-ship growth, the Northern Virginia data center market is still flying high, but in a slightly lower orbit than in 2018. Industry CEOs, executives and analysts discuss trends in Data Center Alley.

STACK Infrastructure has acquired this Tier III data center in the New Albany, Ohio market. (Photo: STACK)

Aligned Lines Up $495 Million for Data Center Expansion: Aligned Energy has lined up a $495 million secured credit facility, from investors led by Goldman Sachs, which will fund data center expansions in Dallas, Phoenix and Salt Lake City.

Digital Realty Lines Up Green Power, Property in Key Data Center Markets: Digital Realty has provisioned renewable energy to support its growing data center footprint in Northern Virginia, the latest in a series of moves to secure its competitive position in strategic markets.

For Autonomous Vehicles, the Road Ahead is Paved With Data: Autonomous vehicles are the equivalent of supercomputers rolling down the highway. We look at what the rise of autonomy might mean for data centers, edge computing and wireless.

STACK Infrastructure Acquires Data Center in Ohio Cloud Cluster: STACK Infrastructure has acquired a data center in New Albany, Ohio, the company said today. The deal highlights the strategic importance of Ohio as a destination for cloud data centers.

Voices of the Industry

In October, Data Center Frontier’s guest column series, Voices of the Industry, featured insight from leaders at Sunbird, EdgeConnex and Databank on topics like data center health, edge computing, university data centers and more.

10 KPIs You Need to Monitor to Improve Data Center Health and Efficiency (Sunbird) : Modern data center managers are under constant pressure to do more with less while simultaneously being tasked with balancing data center uptime and optimizing for efficiency and capacity utilization. Herman Chan, President of Sunbird Software, offers readers 10 KPIs to track if your goal is improving data center health and efficiency.

Hyperscale Needs and Edge, Too (EdgeConnex): Cloud, social, SaaS and mobile companies will benefit from strategic, proximity-based edge computing infrastructure. Phillip Marangella of EdgeConneX explores the factors guiding hyperscale demand at the edge.

Why Universities Require a Data Center Provider That’s Completed Its Homework (DataBank): Raul Martynek, CEO at DataBank, explores how a campus data center that will showcase the importance a school places on science and technology calls for an expert data center partner that higher education institutions can trust.

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