Mississippi, Rhode Island, Maine, and Connecticut are pooling their resources on a cloud-based unemployment insurance platform expected to reduce operational costs by as much as 40 percent. The system, which is hosted and maintained QTS, is FedRAMP compliant and capable of accommodating legislative differences between states.
Facebook is planning to build a $1 billion data center in eastern Henrico County, Virginia, multiple sources told the Richmond-Times Dispatch. The project at the White Oak Technology Park will feature 970,000 square feet (90,116 sq m) of data center space and associated facilities in its first phase, but could eventually grow to span 2.5 million sq ft (232,258 sq m). White Oak is already home to a 1.3m square feet (120,773 sq m) QTS data center, set in a building that once used to house a semiconductor factory.
Today, hyperscale cloud operators are increasingly dominating the cloud landscape. But, it’s important to understand why and the business drivers behind this growth around hyperscale data center operators. Consider these five benefits and strategies when working with hyperscale data center environments.
One of North Texas' biggest data center projects is going to get a lot bigger. QTS Data Centers four years ago expanded into the Dallas area with its purchase of a 700,000-square-foot building in Irving. Now the Kansas-based data center company has started an expansion that eventually will more than double the size of its facility, which started life as a chip plant.
A recent Deloitte Technology report projects that by the end of 2018, spending on IT-as-a-Service for data centers, software and services will be $547B. Deloitte Global predicts that procurement of IT technologies will accelerate in the next 2.5 years from $361B to $547B. At this pace, IT-as-a-Service will represent more than half of IT spending by the 2021/2022 time frame. Furthermore, cloud computing continues to grow at rates much higher than IT spending generally. Growth in cloud services is being driven by new IT computing scenarios being deployed using cloud models, as well as the migration of traditional IT services to cloud service and data center provider alternatives.
We live in a world where data centers are the “behind the scene” powerhouses that keep those well-known tech companies and large businesses accessible. They are critical for all businesses, both large and small, that rely on them for connectivity, colocation, on-site and cloud storage, disaster recovery, and more. In fact, 2.5 billion people are online around the world and 70% of them use the internet every day. Without data centers, the world 1 would be a very different place.
ESD was selected by Underwriters Laboratories to develop UL 3223, a new international data center certification program that provides end-user transparency, provider accountability and proper data center documentation to further mitigate operational risk.
The QTS Chicago data center has applied for UL 3223 certification and will be among the first existing data centers to achieve certification. The application covers 4MW of critical power installed with a design load of 40MW.
There’s more to the HyperBlock announcement than the ability to build 2MW data center modules quickly. It is intended to target hyper-scale customer deployments proactively as a separate market segment, with tailored product offerings.
As demand for quickly scalable data center capabilities skyrockets among large enterprises and public cloud providers, QTS Realty Trust said it hopes to capitalize on the "amazing transformation in the marketplace" with its flexible hyperscale offering, HyperBlock.
A visit to QTS in Henrico and a Sabey data center in Ashburn offers a firsthand look into the high-security world of data centers. While these places store information designed to promote human interaction, they are designed to keep intruders out.
Datacenter, cloud and managed hosting services provider QTS is building out part of its Virginia mega-datacenter with an eye to attracting hyperscale clients and is also preparing to offer connectivity to three undersea cables expected to land at Virginia Beach.