Eastern Seaboard Data Centers Brace for Hurricane Florence

Posted by James Ball on Sep 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Facebook goes big in Singapore; when liquid cooling becomes a necessity; the DCIM market jumps; the East Coast preps for Florence and more news from the world of data centers in this week’s roundup for Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.



News Roundup for Friday, September 14

Prepping for Hurricane Florence

At press time, Hurricane Florence was set to pack a serious punch to much of the East Coast. In light of this impending disaster, Channel e2e has taken a look at the hyperscale data centers sitting in the storm’s path. Some of the ones that will be bracing for a direct hit: Apples North Carolina data center corridor, Amazon’s $375 million wind farm, IBM’s federal cloud center in Ashburn, Virginia and Microsoft’s Azure presence in Virginia. Our thoughts are with everyone in the path of this potentially historic storm. Get the full rundown here.


11 Stories, 150 MW

One data center to rule them all. That’s the approach Facebook is taking with a massive hyperscale facility in Singapore. The 11-story data center will surpass the capacity of all data centers (combined!) on the island, Data Center Knowledge reports. Expected to reach 150 MW of capacity, this data center will also differ in the sense that it will be built from scratch, rather than relying on leased property, as is the case with most facilities in Singapore. Learn more about the big build here.


DCIM on the Rise

The Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) market is expected to top $3 billion by the year 2024, according to a new report from Global Market Insights. As more companies consider switching to virtualization – specifically telecoms and IT companies – the need for management applications is on the rise, the report says. Another benefit to DCIM? Big savings due to efficiency, including identifying underutilized resources. According to the report, this growth is expected to pass the services segment within five years as more customers move to the cloud. Learn more here.


More on Liquid Cooling

Liquid cooling is a neat concept, but is it necessary? A new white paper from Data Center Knowledge argues that we’re getting closer to a day when it is needed. Citing Moore’s Law and the fact that processor power is generating more and more heat, author Scott M. Fulton III debates the pros and cons of “mixing flexible pipes and cooling plates with air ducts and blanking panels” in an already complex facility. The white paper is gated with a registration requirement, but a great read if you’re considering dipping your toe into liquid cooling. Read it here.

Until next week, stay safe and dry.

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