Analyzing the Impact of Shifting Workloads on Colocation Providers

It’s not a big revelation that enterprises have shifted workloads to the cloud hosting. But it is useful to consider how enterprise requirements are changing based on this shift and how colocation providers can capitalize on the opportunities being created. To that end, 451 Research, with support from Vertiv, surveyed more than 700 IT decision

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Subzero Aisle Containment

Data center cooling represents up to 50% of overall energy consumption. An enormous amount of energy is used every day to maintain an acceptable intake temperature to the IT equipment. In recent years, there has been no greater positive impact on the cooling of data centers than the introduction of containment. The energy savings alone

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Why Smart Cities Rank as One of the World’s Most Critical Industries

One of the surprises of the Vertiv Most Critical Industries report was the inclusion of Smart Cities. Smart Cities ranked seventh in the list, behind the Defense industry, which ranked sixth and Cloud and Colocation, which ranked fifth. It’s easy to make the case for the criticality of those industries, and others in the report,

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Obstacles and Opportunities Lie Ahead for 2018 Data Center Ecosystem

Expansion of the edge and increased reliance on cloud and colocation providers will drive much of what we expect to see in the coming year. From changing the physical architecture of data centers, whether they’re going high-density or hybrid, to changing the way the world thinks about data ownership, 2018 will usher in some significant

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Most Critical Industries: Information Arms Race is Key to National Defense

The term “arms race” has become shorthand for any sort of contest of capabilities, but the phrase of course originally referred to military weaponry – swords, ships, aircraft or missiles, for example. Whenever a weapon emerged, all parties rushed to gain an advantage in firepower. The arms race, as they say, was on. Today it

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A Nice and Simple View From the Edge

In IT we often hear the concept of ‘single pane of glass’ – a symbolic, possibly overused phrase that puts everything you need to worry about onto a single screen that could be managed by someone who doesn’t have any technical expertise. It’s a nice idea, but those of us behind these screens know that

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The Four Most Disruptive Things About Blockchain

The term ‘disruptive’ is shockingly abused. Not so when it comes to blockchain. Many people are not familiar with blockchain, and yet it’s set to become the next big thing, so we’re told by Gartner. In fact it seems the technology is about to change the world in ways most of us have never considered.

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Defining the Edge of the Network and What it Means for Your Business

We conducted research across among our customer and partner base across Asia Pacific, and found that almost one third of respondents were not fully aware of the technology. 40 per cent of respondents have a comprehensive understanding of the technology, but only one third have set up their infrastructure to accommodate it. Gartner has also conducted

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The Importance of Being Connected

When we set out to identify the world’s most critical industries, we made every effort to approach the project with no preconceptions. A team of experts from around the world worked diligently to put together a comprehensive list of considerations to frame “most critical” and built a metric designed to objectively assign a criticality score

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Utilities Ranks Number One in Vertiv’s List of World’s Most Critical Industries

When Vertiv evaluated the world’s most critical industries, Utilities ranked number one. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to data center professionals who deploy high-availability power architectures to protect their equipment from even the slightest disruption in utility power. Despite advances in renewable energy and on-site generation, most data centers still depend on power from

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