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Sep 17, 2013 | Reading time: 2 Minutes

Industry News: Data center expansions meet growing demand for services

Laura Vietmeyer, Managing Editor

Within the data center industry, new technologies are being deployed at a very fast pace. The future of data center environments and how they will be managed is the focus of many conversations. Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software implementation is on the rise, and many data center providers, including Internap, are expanding, building and otherwise adding space to keep up with the high demand.

In the past few months, a number of data center expansions and build outs in the New York metro area have been announced as a result of the growing demand for data center services in the region. In fact, later this year Internap will unveil our state-of-the-art New York Metro data center, located in Secaucus, NJ.

So, with all that in mind, we thought this might be a good time to do a roundup of some recent articles about what is happening across the data center industry as a whole:

  • Optimizing Physical Infrastructure to Get More from Virtualization and the Cloud
    Tips and approaches to manage the onslaught of digital data and its impact on a data center. If ignored, the benefits of virtualization and cloud computing can be severely constrained in meeting highly dynamic compute power demand.
  • Colocation has role to play in growing cloud landscape
    Many companies need to put some systems in the private cloud because public cloud technologies are not a perfect fit for some applications and services. This is where colocation comes into play. Colocation can provide an ideal path to the cloud. However, not every company has the kind of data center setup needed to host a secure, reliable and high-performance private cloud.
  • DCIM software implementation, cloud use on the rise in data centers
    Moving data offsite to a cloud or colocation provider and using data center infrastructure management tools are common practices in enterprise data centers. In fact, recent IDC data reflects DCIM software is growing in popularity and taking hold as the trend in data outsourcing continues.
  • Defining the New Data Center Operating System
    There is a paradigm shift occurring in the modern data center, which is at the center of any major organization. As more systems are being placed within the data center environment and new technologies are being born directly within a cloud infrastructure, there needs to be a way to better manage all of the services being relied upon. This is forcing a look at how the future data center environment will be managed.

New developments in colocation management and data center services are an important aspect of establishing and managing the right IT Infrastructure for your business.

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