With IT spending on the rise, data center operators are faced with more - and greater - options than ever before. Should your build out or expand your current operations? What about cloud and colo options? We explore them here.
Loudoun County, VA is booming with new data center buildouts. The Northern Virginia area has access to inexpensive power and has three Trans-Atlantic cables that connect to South Africa, Europe, and Brazil. The area also offers tax incentives for building data centers in Loudoun County. Sabey has just opened and tested its first data center on its Intergate.Ashburn campus. Once fully completed, the campus will have three buildings and will add nearly 50% to the existing data center capacity.
Data center management teams can now use Instor’s Data Center Fit Up Estimator to get a quick quote for their next whitespace build-out, expansion project or facility upgrade. The colocation or data center design can be modified using different scenarios and the Estimator will provide a running total that adjusts to the changes made to facilitate planning the project.
As 2017 begins, the data center industry is in a position for higher levels of growth while obtaining inexpensive and clean energy sources. The new year provides an opportunity to build out a new data center or colocation project with optimized infrastructure and scalability options. Here are three reasons to plan your project for 2017.
Microsoft has announced plans to build a third large scale multi-phase data center in West Des Moines, Iowa. The project, called Project Osmium is slated to be the largest data center Microsoft has built to date in the United States. The first phase of Project Osmium will begin in 2017. Microsoft is expected to complete the project by 2022.