Data Center

Data Center Gridlock: Power and Where to Source it

2024-04-08T16:55:34-05:00

Around every corner of today’s data center market, statements about capacity shortages and a lack of available power abound. Those in the know have noted that, despite banner years of data center growth, a lack of space and power will likely constrain the future. At the same time, this challenge is only being exacerbated by new, compute-intensive applications from AI, which continues to grow at an astounding rate, gobbling up more capacity than ever before. In fact, the advent and adoption of generative AI is expected to catalyze a massive rise in global electricity consumption in the near future — estimates showed an increase of 60% just by 2023. The [...]

Data Center Gridlock: Power and Where to Source it2024-04-08T16:55:34-05:00

1623 Farnam’s Bill Severn Shares New Year Predictions for Infrastructure and Sustainability on Industry Roundtable

2023-12-08T14:33:11-06:00

Bill Severn, EVP of 1623 Farnam, recently presented as a panelist for an industry discussion on sustainability trends in network infrastructure looking ahead to 2024, alongside other luminaries from Hitachi Energy and Equus Compute Solutions. The panel, moderated by Robert Powell of Telecom Ramblings, discussed a number of topics relevant to the entire industry approaching the New Year, including opportunities for future innovation, expectations for 2024 and keeping pace with new technologies such as AI and Machine Learning. As advanced, power-hungry and connectivity-dependent applications like AI and ML approach on a more rapid timeline than anticipated, where are organizations sourcing their interconnection resources? Where are they finding their powerful infrastructure? [...]

1623 Farnam’s Bill Severn Shares New Year Predictions for Infrastructure and Sustainability on Industry Roundtable2023-12-08T14:33:11-06:00

1623 Farnam Welcomes Vyve Broadband to Connectivity Ecosystem

2023-08-01T13:13:58-05:00

1623 Farnam, a regional leader in network-neutral edge interconnection and data center services, announces that Vyve Broadband, a Multiple-System Operator (MSO) providing residential and commercial data, voice, and video service to rural communities, is now the newest network in the 1623 Farnam connectivity ecosystem. The new Vyve Broadband PoP ensures close connections to customers in the Midwest and enriches connectivity options for tenants at 1623 Farnam. “1623 Farnam is a major interconnection point for the region, and being a part of their rich ecosystem benefits all involved. Not only do we get to significantly expand and improve our own connectivity options, but our customers and communities get even more access [...]

1623 Farnam Welcomes Vyve Broadband to Connectivity Ecosystem2023-08-01T13:13:58-05:00

Why ‘Out With the Old, In With the New’ Damages Data Center Sustainability

2023-05-12T13:39:11-05:00

Aside from the case of museums or high-value historical artifacts and locations, humanity has seemingly always put a high premium on newness. As our world has evolved and become fixated on progress, the ideal, progress-oriented mindset became expected — and that means always casting aside ‘legacy’ ideals, strategies or objects in favor of brand new, shiny and state-of-the-art assets and perspectives.  With that in mind, a controversial statement: New doesn’t always mean innovative, and it doesn’t even necessarily mean better. Yes, we stand by that claim even when it comes to the high-tech world of data centers and IT.  The Catch-22 of ‘Purpose-Built’ Over time, as the language of data [...]

Why ‘Out With the Old, In With the New’ Damages Data Center Sustainability2023-05-12T13:39:11-05:00

3 Ways NaaS Enhances Business Operations

2023-04-07T14:46:48-05:00

Staples debuted its iconic Easy Button in 2005 as part of an ad campaign, but the fictitious product generated so much buzz that the office supplies retailer began selling them. People, it seemed, liked the idea of having an object to solve problems simply in the workplace (or even just to make you feel like the solutions came easily), absurdity notwithstanding.  The unfortunate truth is the Easy Button is a gimmick, albeit a wildly successful one. Doing business is complicated, and silver bullets are about as real as the werewolves they could purportedly kill. While you can’t make problems go away with the push of a button, there are solutions [...]

3 Ways NaaS Enhances Business Operations2023-04-07T14:46:48-05:00

Getting the Most IT Bang for Your Buck: Averting Bottom Line Fears

2023-03-31T09:53:21-05:00

Everyone — businesses and individuals alike — are extra protective over their wallets these days. Between bank collapses, recession fears and other alarming events, it’s no surprise that people want to keep their money close. In fact, many industry resources are telling us that capital challenges and margin pressures are a leading force of change in business strategy. Still, in a fast-moving world of business evolution, the outflow of money becomes just as important as the inflow — and that puts enterprises in an interesting position. Balancing expenditure on worthy causes that offer better agility, reliability or connectivity with conservative budgeting measures is now paramount, and that means that organizations [...]

Getting the Most IT Bang for Your Buck: Averting Bottom Line Fears2023-03-31T09:53:21-05:00

Shifting Cloud and Connectivity Conversations for 2023: What to Know

2022-12-06T14:42:36-06:00

Once again, we’ve come to the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, it’s time for holiday shopping, family visits, and general cheer — but on the business side, it’s the time when all organizations look forward and start planning for the new year. With every new fiscal year comes new IT goals, new operational aspirations, and new applications and technologies to incorporate. Of course, success across these areas means knowing just how to pivot to meet (or even exceed) new customer desires and more advanced corporate benchmarks. On the horizon for the upcoming year, we see the Metaverse, AI, XR, 5G (and 6G) as leaders that will guide how [...]

Shifting Cloud and Connectivity Conversations for 2023: What to Know2022-12-06T14:42:36-06:00

1623 Farnam’s Todd Cushing Discusses the Most Important Attributes of Edge Data Centers, 2023 Trends and more on Agent of Influence Podcast

2022-11-30T10:51:46-06:00

The data center is an ecosystem. Within that ecosystem, it’s important to have carrier-dense foundations with lots of interconnection options. As time wears on, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the migration to hybrid cloud has driven people to want to be closer to users — and if the edge data center isn’t rich, it doesn’t really work. To discuss these evolving mandates for data centers, how to meet customers’ new needs and what the new indicators of success are, 1623 Farnam’s President, Todd Cushing, joined Nabil Hannan, Managing Director of NetSPI and host of the Agent of Influence podcast, on the most recent episode. As a longtime contributor to the [...]

1623 Farnam’s Todd Cushing Discusses the Most Important Attributes of Edge Data Centers, 2023 Trends and more on Agent of Influence Podcast2022-11-30T10:51:46-06:00

1623 Farnam Joins DCD to Talk Intelligent, Evolving Operations

2022-10-21T15:12:36-05:00

As the demand placed on data centers grows, the requirements from tenants are becoming more complex. As a result, data center providers and operators are facing a continual push to optimize how they run and manage these mission-critical facilities. What’s more, providers must find new ways to measure and report their operations in ways that demonstrate even more value to customers and shareholders alike. Not to mention, the industry is looking for ways to more effectively track progress against new and crucial areas of industry (and global) focus — like sustainability, for instance. This leads to shifting out supposedly outdated processes and metrics (like PUEs) and replacing them with more [...]

1623 Farnam Joins DCD to Talk Intelligent, Evolving Operations2022-10-21T15:12:36-05:00

Home is Where the Hyperscale is. 1623 Farnam EVP Talks Data Gravity with Pacific Telecommunications Council

2022-10-19T14:09:09-05:00

Data gravity is a key megatrend as well as a philosophy that is ramping up. It also raises many questions as organizations grapple with what it is and how to best leverage. As content providers, edge data centers and enterprise IT teams collaborate to answer those questions to assess the value of data gravity and make informed decisions for digital transformation, there are a few key considerations to keep in mind.  First, understanding that the concept is not a nuisance but can be an indicator of where businesses can tap the value of their data and connectivity with the least effort.  Second, follow where the data leads. This is not [...]

Home is Where the Hyperscale is. 1623 Farnam EVP Talks Data Gravity with Pacific Telecommunications Council2022-10-19T14:09:09-05:00
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