Category Archives: Data Center Technology

Direct Access Power: An Enabler of Data Center Sustainability

Direct Access (DA) power allows energy users to competitively source electricity directly from third-party energy suppliers, while still remaining power distribution service customers of a utility. This enables businesses to capture the full benefits of deregulation and aids their strategic energy procurement process.  For Infomart Data Centers, it allows the provider to be more sustainable and also yield substantial electricity savings that it can ultimately pass through to tenants.

This is a unique offering for a data center provider; one that earned Infomart the 2016 infoTECH Spotlight Data Center Excellence Award from TMC.  Infomart buys power on the open market, directly from the same suppliers that sell to utility companies. This allows the company to offer a custom energy mix based on specific property and customer requirements.

Need High-Bandwidth Connectivity to Optical Transport Services in the Dallas Metro Area?

Jim Lynch, Chief Executive Officer at FiberLight

Demand has been growing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area for diverse, carrier-class fiber optic networking solutions.

Now, more options will be available thanks to a new partnership between FiberLight, LLC and Provision Data Services, a Dallas-based Tier 3 data center services provider. FiberLight plans to construct dual entrances into Provision’s downtown Dallas data center, providing local and regional companies direct access to a combination of high quality fiber optic networking solutions as well as scalable colocation and interconnection services through Provision.

The 137,000 square-foot data center, located at 2020 Live Oak Street, offers 14 MW capacity right in the heart of Dallas’s Central Business District (CBD).

Infomart Data Centers Takes Another Step Towards Enabling Greater Sustainability

Infomart Data Centers recently announced that its Portland data center is now a preferred storage and fulfillment location for the Motivair ChilledDoor Division.  The national wholesale data center provider helps clients align cooling to directly track the IT load at the rack level via rear-door heat exchanger technology. Most recently, Infomart leveraged this unique cooling design in its latest 8 MW deployment with LinkedIn.

Infomart now stocks Motivair ChilledDoor parts at its Portland facility, meaning the product will be rapidly available to Infomart Portland customers should they choose to use them. This will also enable shorter shipment times to Motivair’s customers across the Western U.S. and Canada. Infomart’s staff is fully trained in the technical enablement and turnkey installation of Motivair ChilledDoors, and they are also certified in their ongoing maintenance.

As New York City’s Tech Sector Expands, DataGryd’s Data Center Keeps Pace

Originally posted to Data Center POST,

In a recent article that appeared in Crain’s New York Business, journalist Matthew Flamm explored the current growth surge throughout the Big Apple’s technology sector. Citing nearly a dozen organizations, from up-and-coming and innovative e-commerce and advertising technology companies, to venture capital investment database and tech-focused boutique legal firms, Flamm is especially bullish on technology across the New York metro area.

Among the companies Flamm called out for their high growth and demand for services is DataGryd, a leader in data center development and operations based in Manhattan. DataGryd, which offers built-to-suit colocation opportunities to incoming tenants, recently announced the completion of infrastructure updates at its 60 Hudson facility.

Data Security and the Data Center

A top international standard for information security in the data center industry is ISO 27001: 2013 certification. Published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), this certification demonstrates a company’s continued commitment to protecting customer data. By becoming ISO 27001:2013-certified, a company can prove that the security of customer data and information has been addressed, implemented and controlled across all levels of the organization.

Just recently, national wholesale data center provider Infomart Data Centers achieved ISO 27001:2013 certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS). Infomart received accreditation through A-lign, an independent, third-party auditor, following its successful completion of the formal auditing of its IT security policies and procedures.

Inside 1025Connect & DE-CIX

How a New IXP Will Transform Long Island Connectivity

Hunter Newby, Partner/Investor of 1025Connect

1025Connect, Long Island’s premier network-neutral Meet-Me Room for network interconnection and colocation, has added DE-CIX, a carrier and data center-neutral Internet Exchange operator with multiple platforms across the U.S., including a distributed platform across major carrier hotels and data centers throughout the New York-New Jersey metro market and an exchange throughout the Dallas, TX metro market. DE-CIX New York, the only major IX platform in the New York market Open-IX certified and one of the top neutral Internet Peering Exchange (IXPs) in the New York metro market, has added a new Point of Presence (PoP) with 1025Connect that serves as host to the easternmost peering point in the New York metro area, enabling easier access and delivery of content distributed to the ‘Continental Edge.’

Is Your Data Center Secure?

Today, just about every data center provider touts security as a main selling point. But while it’s easy to say that your storage and computing systems are secure, proving it can be much more difficult. For this reason, businesses are strongly encouraged to partner with data center providers whose systems are as secure as they claim to be.

One data center provider that walks the walk is 1547 Datacenters (1547), the retail colocation division of 1547 Critical Systems Realty, which recently announced that it is both Service Organization Control (SOC) 2, Type 1 and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.1 compliant.

Chayora to Speak on Data Centre Location Opportunities in China at Datacloud Asia 2017

 Chayora COO Jonathan Berney to Present at Datacloud Asia 2017, Taking Place 23 February

Hong Kong, 21 February 2017 — Chayora Limited, a Hong Kong-based data centre infrastructure company, announces today its participation in Datacloud Asia 2017 taking place 23 February 2017 at the Capella Hotel in Capella, Singapore.  During the event, Chayora’s Chief Operating Officer, Jonathan Berney, will join a panel discussion on the data centre location opportunities that are available and thriving in China.

Three Critical Uses of Data for Off-Grid Telecom Power

Originally posted to Data Center POST,

By Tomas Rahkonen, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Flexenclosure

Consumers in off-grid areas are rapidly increasing their use of mobile internet services. At the same time, they not only expect service to become more reliable, but they also want network coverage to expand and prices for mobile data plans to decrease too. This is a big ask for mobile operators struggling to achieve base station profitability when they have no access to a reliable power grid. So what’s the solution?