It has been a busy week for data center news as we take a look at a Wikileaks dump that exposed Amazon’s data center locations; news that Ireland may be off the hook for Apple’s massive $15 billion tax bill and other news from around the industry.
It’s no secret that data centers can consume a lot of energy. In fact, they will be consuming one-fifth of the global power by 2025 and they will represent 40 percent of the carbon emissions by 2040. When framed in this context, saving energy in data centers isn’t only about saving money, it’s also about saving the planet.
This week, we take a look at the rise of mobile gaming and its impact on Microsoft’s data centers; the increasing relevance of AI; how to safeguard equipment at the cabinet level; and the amazing amount of data that’s processed by a single retailer alone.
Steve Clark, Instor's Vice President of Data Center Services, recently contributed to Data Center Frontier's Voices of the Industry column to share the advantages of pre-engineered infrastructure solutions in the data center. Learn more here.
In this week’s roundup, we take a look at the emergence of hybrid IT; the world’s first carbon-positive data center; MSNBC’s Jim Cramer talks data center real estate trends; the rise of private connections carrying the lion’s share of B2B traffic.