Category Archives: Consolidated Footprint

To Meet the IoT Challenge, Data Centers Must Leverage Industrial Automation

In a recent article in Industrial Automation Asia, IO Group Leader of Sustainability Patrick Flynn wrote about how, as IoT devices proliferate, the demand on data centers will increase, and as that happens, efficiency in the data center will become ever more critical. He explained the role of industrial automation – which brings together modules, […]

Cloud Isn’t Always the Answer: Highlights from the Gigaom “Application-defined Data Center” Webinar

IO’s Chief Cloud Architect Lindsay Salisbury joined Rich Morrow, founder / head geek at quicloud LLC and Paul Burns, Principal Analyst at Neovise on a webinar hosted by Gigaom and moderated by data center expert David Linthicum. The title of the webinar: “Future-proof your data center by leveraging the application-defined data center.” That’s a theme […]

Meet the New IO: Data Center as a Service – Unleash Your Business

On behalf of the whole IO team, I’m very excited to announce that we’re splitting into two companies. At IO, we will continue to deliver market-leading data center colocation services and cloud services. The new company, BASELAYER, will carry on the modular data center hardware (BASELAYER Anywhere), advanced DCIM (BASELAYER DCIM), and big data analytics […]

The Buzz: Data Center Colocation Use Cases & Trends

In this issue of The Buzz we’ll explore data center colocation. First, what it is. Then, how prevalent it is. Then, three of the top reasons why organizations choose to colocate their data centers. Finally, the growing trend of modular data center colocation. Enjoy the read!

From the Food Bank to the Airport to the Hospital, the Data Center Matters

Most people get that data plays an essential role in the world of business. From stock traders to marketers to sports teams, heavy reliance on data, big and small, is widespread.

The Buzz: 6 Reasons Why the Modular Data Center Market Is Growing So Fast, Part 2

The market for modular data centers is growing fast. And it’s easy to see why: IT leaders report significant benefits from modular data center deployments, including scalability, reduced capital cost, and installation efficiency (see The Buzz: Modular v. Raised Floor Data Centers – 6 Factors to Consider, Part 1). In that blog post and this […]

The Buzz: 6 Reasons Why the Modular Data Center Market Is Growing So Fast, Part 1

Interest in modular data centers, in both “build” and colocation plays, is rising fast. New research from MarketsandMarkets forecasts the global modular data center market to grow from $6.52 billion in 2014 to $26.02 billion by 2019. That’s a compound annual growth rate of 31.9 percent.

IO’s Patrick Flynn in Forbes on Data Center Metrics that Matter to the CEO

Data center performance metrics – capacity, reliability, resiliency, downtime, sustainability, efficiency, security, flexibility, latency, and longevity – have not traditionally been a part of CEO conversations. Maybe they’ve been the purview of CIOs and CTOs, but more likely, the only people who really paid attention to those data center metrics were people actively running a […]

IO’s Patrick Flynn in DatacenterDynamics FOCUS Magazine: Use IT to Transform IT

Last week I wrote about the data center efficiency assessment report that had just been released by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). IO.Applied Intelligence group leader Patrick Flynn was quoted in a National Geographic article on the report, highlighting the fact that “the data center sector has been ‘left behind’ on efficiency even as […]