From natural disasters to innovative ways to cut costs, it’s been a busy month for data center news. Here, we round up the latest stories from the world of data centers.
Think of a big data center. Then, think bigger. Keep going and you might get close to a planned 1,000 megawatt hyperscale data center set to be built in the Arctic Circle next year.
Every company has different data capacities and needs which can vary from seasonal demands for data to future expansion. There are five types of data center configurations that provide different solutions to an individual company’s needs.
For those who are starting a new build out, or planning an extensive equipment refresh, the question of which power distribution option to use may still be undecided. The choice of which data center power distribution solution to use often comes down to RPPs, Finger Safe RPPs, and Busway. Some people swear by their preferred solution, while others might be considering one of the other two. Each of these methods of power distribution has advantages and disadvantages over the other two.
Iron Mountain recently began construction on its 150,000 square foot data center in Manassas, Virginia. The data center, known as VA-1, is one of four data centers planned out on the 83-acre campus, and is slated to open in August 2017.
Last week, Google announced that they will work in partnership with Facebook, TE SubCom, and Pacific Light Data Communication to build a trans-Pacific submarine cable that connects Hong Kong to Los Angeles, California, with a much higher fiber optic capacity. The project is called the Pacific Light Cable Network. It will have double the capacity of the FASTER cable, which previously held the trans-Pacific record. The Pacific Light Cable Network is set to be completed by the summer of 2018.