When you are establishing a data center or moving to a new colocation, organizing the whole operation can be overwhelming. Each year thousands of IT projects run into trouble. According to the Project Management Institute’s 2017 Pulse of the Profession report, 14 percent of IT projects were deemed failures.
Colocation data centers can provide your business a convenient and efficient way to maintain your infrastructure. Instead of investing time and money to build your own data center, you can rent space for your servers and computer hardware. This can save you a lot of headaches.
Spring is in the air and investment fever is spreading to all data center segments. According to Gartner, global IT spending is expected to reach 3.2% for 2018 and forecasted to decrease to 2.7% for 2019 while global server shipments at 3.5% for 2018 and 4.4% for 2019. In the U.S., cloud-related demand was especially strong in Chicago, Austin-San Antonio, Texas, Northern Virginia and Northern California with 30% from user demands for cloud computing.
March was a busy month on the data center news front, with word of Kaspersky working to claw back trust after a government ban, some new ideas on how legacy and cloud mix well, after all, spring data center cleaning tips and some potentially exciting breakthroughs that would let Internet of Things sensors create power literally out of thin air.
More data centers are moving underground. Of course, some data center managers are wondering if it is just a phase or a lasting trend, and whether they should also invest in an underground facility. Let’s have a look at the various aspects of subterranean data centers and try to figure out the possibilities.