At the heart of the Data Solved promise are three core attributes - People Powered, Technology Focused and Infrastructure Invested. We leverage our strong, diverse team of more than 700 employees to enable our Powered by People motto and deliver on our promise. With 24 data centers on four continents, we are poised to deliver world-class infrastructure and value added technology services to our more than 1,000 customers in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Sometimes finding the right solution is a question of balance. If you’ve built data centers in the past and you have specific requirements, wouldn’t you naturally just want to build your own facility? For one Digital Realty client this was the question that they faced but the right solution turned out to be a little different than they originally thought. What was the solution?
GoGrid needed a state-of-the-art data center in the heart of the financial district to be up and running within days. As a fast-growing technology company headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, they needed a scalable data center with a robust infrastructure and an experienced operations team to support the cloudbased services they provide to their customers. Find out why they turned to Digital Realty.
This paper explains some of the causes of stranded power, cooling, and space capacity in colocation data centers and explains how high-density rack power distribution, air containment, and other practices improve availability and efficiency. Examples of acceptable use policies that address these issues are provided.
While enterprises continue to own and operate in-house datacenters, their use of colocation and other outsourcing services is growing fast. Demand for colocation and wholesale datacenters, with their readily available space and power, their professional operations teams and, increasingly, their rich connectivity and value-added offerings, has never been stronger. 451 Research forecasts that the operational square footage of the global colocation and wholesale sector will grow at a healthy 7% CAGR from 2017 to 2020.
Colocation providers are dealing with market forces that represent both great opportunity and significant challenge – in some cases from the same development. Providers have to deal with an ever-changing set of buyers, with CFOs and COOs playing an increased role in the decision-making. And they need to address emerging trends such as the Internet of Things and cloud computing, which can have both a positive and negative impact on their businesses.
To win the colocation race you need to be faster, reliable, innovative and efficient –all while making smarter design choices that will ensure positive returns. Customers are demanding 100% uptime and always-on connectivity –be it small enterprises to large Internet Giants–and colocation providers need to meet these expectations. The growing adoption of prefabricated data centers allows just that. With the undisputed benefits of prefab modules and building components(like speed or quality),colocation providers can manage their business today, and deploy faster in the future.
Chris Crosby, CEO for Compass Datacenters, is well-known for his expertise in the data center industry. From its founding in 2012, Compass’ data center solutions have used prefabricated components like exterior walls and power centers to deliver brandable, dedicated facilities for colocation providers. Prefabrication is the central element of the company’s “Kit of Parts” methodology that delivers customizable data center solutions from the core to the edge. By attending this webinar, colocation providers will:
• understand the flexibility and value delivered via the use of prefabricated construction
• Hear the common misperceptions regarding prefabricated modules and data center components
• learn how prefabricated solutions can provide more revenue generation capability than competing alternatives
• know what key things to consider when evaluating prefabricated data center design
Attracting Investors Webinar: With more than $18 billion in M&A activity in the first half of last year alone, the colocation industry is riding the bubble of rapid growth. Colocation data center providers are being evaluated by a wide range of investors, with varying experience and perspectives. Understanding the evaluation criteria is a critical competency for attracting the right type of investor and investment to your colocation business. Steve Wallage, Managing Director of Broad Group Consulting, has led more than 30 due diligence projects and will discuss specific areas of focus including assessment of financials, management, customers, business plan, competitive positioning and future strategy and exit.
By attending this presentation colocation providers will:
• Hear how investors are assessing colocation providers
• Understand different types of investor strategy and positioning
• Explore actual case studies –success stories as well as examples where investors walked away
• Walk away with a greater understanding of how to not only attract investment, but the right type of investor to propel their business growth
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Mar 07, 2019
Financial services companies migrating to the cloud often need to optimize their infrastructure for innovation and agile delivery. International payments provider, OFX, accomplished this with Rackspace Fanatical Support for AWS, to successfully re-architecture its systems when its application portfolio was migrated from a colocation environment to a highly secure, compliant and scalable environment, on a managed AWS platform.
Digital Realty needed a globally consistent infrastructure to support their current customer base while allowing for seamless expansion into new markets, all while staying at the top of the fast moving colocation market. Increasing customer requests for visibility needed to be met simply and consistently.
Published By: CyrusOne
Published Date: Jul 05, 2016
Many companies, especially those in the Oil and Gas Industry, need high-density deployments of high performance compute (HPC) environments to manage and analyze the extreme levels of computing involved with seismic processing. CyrusOne’s Houston West campus has the largest known concentration of HPC and high-density data center space in the colocation market today. The data center buildings at this campus are collectively known as the largest data center campus for seismic exploration computing in the oil and gas industry. By continuing to apply its Massively Modular design and build approach and high-density compute expertise, CyrusOne serves the growing number of oil and gas customers, as well as other customers, who are demanding best-in-class, mission-critical, HPC infrastructure. The company’s proven flexibility and scale of its HPC offering enables customers to deploy the ultra-high density compute infrastructure they need to be competitive in their respective business sectors.
In this white paper, we will look into:
• The changing face of the colocation buyer
• Industry structure, including mergers and acquisitions
• The Internet of Things and big data
• Edge computing
• Cloud computing and Internet Giants
• The impact of data center infrastructure management (DCIM)
• Data center design architectures
FRONTEO provides end-to-end project management, litigation consulting and eDiscovery solutions for a global base of law firms and corporations. To meet customers’ time-critical information needs, Chief Operating Officer David Wilner, requires connectivity and data center solutions that can handle hundreds of terabytes of data—reliably and at top speeds.
That’s why, by 2013, Wilner could no longer tolerate the reliability issues he was having with the company’s previous network provider. In search of a better partner, Wilner’s team chose Spectrum Enterprise. Unlike other providers who, Wilner felt, take little accountability for network reliability, he appreciated that— same as FRONTEO itself—Spectrum Enterprise offered a true end-to-end solution.
Published By: Panduit
Published Date: Aug 28, 2018
Interested in learning how the right physical and network infrastructure approach in your colocation data center facility can help you stabilize costs, provide better security, and help promote growth for you and your tenants? Download the Panduit white paper Optimizing Colocation Infrastructure Strategies to learn how to overcome the challenges of aging colocation data center infrastructure and onboard new tenants quickly.
Published By: Panduit
Published Date: Oct 09, 2018
Interested in learning how to stabilize costs and promote growth for you and your tenants? Download the Panduit white paper Colocation Provider Strategies for Success to learn how you can enable ongoing monitoring and maximize your colo data center’s efficiency.
Published By: Panduit
Published Date: Nov 09, 2018
Businesses are increasingly seeking the help of colocation facilities, but for colocation providers to be an asset for these potential tenants, they must be able to offer quick onboarding and elasticity to support present and future needs. To find out how converged infrastructure solutions can help colocation providers set tenants up for success, read How Colocation Providers Can Gain a Competitive Advantage with Converged Infrastructure Solutions.
Published By: Panduit
Published Date: Nov 28, 2018
If you’re looking to build, expand, or modernize your facility with converged physical infrastructure solutions, be sure to download our cheat sheet Key Questions to Ask a Prospective Converged Physical Infrastructure Solutions Vendor.
Published By: Internap
Published Date: Sep 19, 2011
Download this complimentary white paper for a detailed exploration into how scalable density designs can extend the life of your colocation investment and improve the TCO of your colocated solutions and infrastructure.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Oct 20, 2015
In real estate, the most important factor is location, location, location! Your services are not quite as sensitive to the physical position of your technology, but location certainly can be a pivotal factor in optimizing your service design and service delivery. Ideally, location shouldn’t matter; however, it does
have an e?ect on customer experience. When technology services were simpler, location was largely irrelevant, but now the complexity of new services demands a strategy more in line with your BT agenda than your former IT agenda. The e?ects of regulatory, cost, risk, and performance factors will vary based
on the physical location of your technology resources. Colocation providers, cloud service providers, and even traditional hosting services o?er plenty of evolving options to help infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals balance these factors to optimize service design and delivery.