With a Focus on Customers & Employees, Jack Vonich Promoted to Instor President
Loudoun County, VA is currently home to 70 data centers. 35% of the largest data center leases that were signed nationally in 2016 are located in Loudoun County. With so many companies filling the available space in the area, Loudoun County has identified more sites that will accommodate data centers for future builds. In the future, Loudoun County could see up to a 60% increase in data center construction.
Ever wanted to step inside a data center build while it's under way? Now you can with Instor Solutions' new virtual reality 360-degree video tours. View them with Google Cardboard, a VR headset or on any device to get a complete view of a data center being built. No hardhat required.
What good are the best tools in the world if you're not using them? Not much. When it comes to power consumption in your data center, these are some of the best tools to understand what's really going on.
Greenpeace has been tracking the energy performance of companies in the IT sector that have made 100% renewable energy commitments since 2011. In their 2017 report of IT companies, Greenpeace has given the highest overall rank to Switch, making them an industry leader in implementing renewable energy.
Some data centers have recently experienced outages which have occurred both because of actual fires and by routine fire drills, when the data center fire suppression systems were deployed. As servers evolve to hold increased capacities of data, they have become more fragile. The sound or shockwave of a clean agent fire suppression system can damage servers. When a fire suppression system can cause an outage, it becomes a completely different problem for data centers to mitigate, in addition to the risks of actual fires.
During Data Center Dynamics Zettastructure Conference, two separate businesses provided different data center solutions that will make server rooms both safe from fires and the clean agent fire suppression systems that protect them.