Our entire society relies on data as never before. The world needs data center capacity, and it needs it yesterday. The key to meeting this challenge is industrialization – the ability to add cloud capacity in new places at Internet speed.
DCF Show 14: Building Cloud Data Centers at Internet Speed
This is the third in a series of broadcasts outlining the Eight Trends That Will Shape the Data Center in 2021. The industrialization of the data center is a trend that has been evolving for some time, Innovations in design, supply chain and construction enabled the data center industry to deliver 17 million square feet of new capacity in 2020, enabling customers to deliver more services to support distributed work, remote learning and on-demand entertainment.
Listen to today’s show:
Here are links to the additional resources on enterprise IT trends that I mentioned in the podcast:
- Building Through the Pandemic: Data Centers Added 17 Million SF in 2020: Data center developers deployed new cloud capacity at top speed despite the challenges of construction projects during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- At Cyrus One, More Sky for Bigger Clouds: CyrusOne’s Sterling V data center in Northern Virginia showcases how the company’s focus on scale and speed of delivery is winning hyperscale deals.
- How Technology Can Transform Data Center Construction: New technology can make data center construction faster, cheaper, safer and more inclusive, according to Nancy Novak of Compass Datacenters.
These columns from our Voices of the Industry thought leadership series provide additional expertise on construction strategy:
- Voices: Project Buffering to Build Data Centers Faster: How you manage equipment procurement and installation can make a huge difference in the cost and speed of data center construction. Insights from Zech Connell at ProLift Rigging.
- Voices: 5 Critical Success Factors in Data Center Construction: Brett Semans, Managing Principal at DCi Data Center Infrastructures, delves into how the data center build process has evolved.
- Voices: New Data Center Designs for Hyperscale Cloud and the Enterprise: Bob Woolley, Vice President of Critical Facilities Engineering and Design at RagingWire Data Centers, examines how the data center industry should respond to new design requirements for hyperscale cloud, the enterprise and more.
Be sure to check our our free Annual Forecast, outlining the DCF take on the most important trends to watch this year:
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