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    Micro- Eco- & Colocation Data Centers – News of the Week, 4/15/2016

    Posted by Anthea Strezze on Apr 15, 2016 11:00:00 AM
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    CrossCagePlus_300.pngThis week’s top news picks are all about the data center – and what we can expect to see in the future of data centers. Whether you wish for a micro-data center in every branch office, enjoy the hands-off computing of the cloud, or wonder about the future of colocation data centers, there’s something here for you.

    The rise of the micro-data center

    Diginomica | Martin Banks shares some “blue-sky” thinking from a recent event run by the always-insightful folks at 451 Research. Panelists agreed on a variety of trends which will broaden the range of options for CIOs to consider in their infrastructure mix. On the edge, in particular, micro-data centers have the potential to bring resources closer to the points in the enterprise network where they are needed.

    Silver Linings: Why data centers are eco-friendly

    Datacenter Dynamics | Jeff Klaus, shares his point of view on the politics and ecological impact of data centers – especially those massive data centers that most people use every day for their social media, search and digital entertainment and news. Largely due to an aggressive push for green data centers in the private sector, it’s not only easier than ever, but greener than ever to spend your spare time online.

    Colocation Transformation

    CyberTrend’s writers delve into the ways in which the colocation model is changing, and the customer demand that is driving those changes. The ease of cloud computing appears to be a factor in shaping customer expectations, but the authors argue that cloud and colocation can be more complementary than competitive in many situations.

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    Topics: Industry News, data center, colocation data center