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Data Center Frontier Editor Rich Miller is your guide to the ongoing digital transformation, explaining how next-generation technologies are changing our world, and the critical role the data center industry plays in creating this extraordinary future.

The Data Center Frontier Show Rich Miller

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Data Center Frontier Editor Rich Miller is your guide to the ongoing digital transformation, explaining how next-generation technologies are changing our world, and the critical role the data center industry plays in creating this extraordinary future.

    Data Center Cooling Trends

    Data Center Cooling Trends

    Host Rich Miller talks with cooling expert Kevin Facinelli, President, Data Center Cooling at Nortek Air Solutions about the challenges of keeping servers cool as data centers get larger and taller. Also: Will vacant office space house servers in the poet-COVID economy?

    • 33 min
    Data Center Trends 2020: Data Tonnage and AI

    Data Center Trends 2020: Data Tonnage and AI

    Our 2020 podcast season kicks off with a series of shows based on DCF’s annual forecast, which we call “Eight Trends That Will Shape the Data Center in 2020.” On this podcast, we explore two of the most important trends: data tonnage, and the hardware arms race around artificial intelligence, or AI.
    Our number one trend is the explosive growth of data, which will be felt in 2020 like never before. Data tonnage creates challenges in both the distribution and concentration of data.
    Also, artificial intelligence (AI) plays a starring role in this data tsunami. AI is a hardware-intensive computing technology that will analyze data both near and far. That includes everything from algorithm training at cloud campuses to inference engines running on smartphones.

    Our podcast host, Rich Miller dives deeper into both these subjects which will definitely impact the data center.
     
    Links:
    The Eight Trends That Will Shape the Data Center Industry in 2020​
    https://datacenterfrontier.com/the-eight-trends-that-will-shape-the-data-center-industry-in-2020/​
    Scorecard: Looking Back at DCF’s 2019 Predictions
    https://datacenterfrontier.com/scorecard-looking-back-at-dcfs-2019-predictions/
    Too Big to Deploy: How GPT-2 is Breaking Servers
    https://towardsdatascience.com/too-big-to-deploy-how-gpt-2-is-breaking-production-63ab29f0897c
    Data Gravity is Shifting the Data Center Network 
    https://datacenterfrontier.com/data-gravity-is-shifting-the-data-center-network-but-in-which-direction/
    New AI Chips Seek to Reshape Data Center Design, Cooling
    https://datacenterfrontier.com/new-ai-chips-seek-to-reshape-data-center-design-cooling/
     
     

    • 18 min
    Robots in the Data Center - The Realities of Automation

    Robots in the Data Center - The Realities of Automation

    While robots in the data center has been proposed and tested for years, the reality is getting close to fruition, with the introduction of a robotic system to hoist servers from a tank of cooling liquid. Is this another step towards more "lights out" mission-critical facilities such as data centers? Our host, Rich Miller, explores the history and future of robots in the data center.​
    LINKS:
     
    Inside Facebook's BluRay Data Center
    https://datacenterfrontier.com/inside-facebooks-blu-ray-cold-storage-data-center/
     
    2013 DCK series
    1. The Robot-Driven Data Center of the Future
    https://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2013/05/22/the-data-center-of-tomorrow-totally-lights-out-within-5-years
     
    2. The Role of Robotics in Data Center Automation
    https://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2013/12/18/role-robotics-data-center-automation
     
    3. I, Data Center: An Interview With a Robotics Professional
    https://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2013/12/19/data-center-interview-robotics-professional
     
    IBM Uses Roombas to Protect its Data Centers
    https://www.geek.com/news/ibm-uses-custom-ever-vigilant-roombas-to-protect-its-data-centers-1557368/
     
    Robots Now Annihilate Hard Drives in Google Data Centers
    https://www.datacenterknowledge.com/google-alphabet/robots-now-annihilate-hard-drives-google-data-centers
     
    DE-CIX: Meet Patchy McPatchbot - First Robot at an IX
    https://www.de-cix.net/en/access/the-apollon-platform/patchy-mcpatchbot
     
    Wave 2 Wave: Rome
    https://www.wave-2-wave.com/rome
     
    Scott Noteboom Joins Liquid Cooling Startup Submer
    https://datacenterfrontier.com/scott-noteboom-joins-liquid-cooling-startup-submer/
     
    TMG core Unveils Robot-Managed Immersion Data Centers 
    https://datacenterfrontier.com/tmgcore-unveils-robot-managed-immersion-data-centers/ 
     

    • 21 min
    Data Center Merger Mania

    Data Center Merger Mania

    Everyone's talking about data center merger mania. In this episode, host Rich Miller talks about two deals, one that happened and one that didn't. The deal that happened is Digital Realty's acquisition of European colocation and interconnection provider, Interxion for $8.4 billion.  He will cover the important strategic factors that make this deal a win for Digital. There's also the deal that didn't happen -- involving CyrusOne, one of the largest wholesalers in the data center business. In its earnings call, CyrusOne has decided to remain independent. Both of these deals have strategic implications for the data center industry.

    • 14 min
    The Self-Driving Future is Paved with Data

    The Self-Driving Future is Paved with Data

    The road to the self-driving car of the future will be one where data, hardware and data centers play a major role. Autonomous vehicles are the equivalent of supercomputers rolling down the highway, creating a mind-boggling amount of data. Rich Miller, the founder and editor of Data Center Frontier, takes listeners through what the impact of autonomous vehicles will have on infrastructure and data centers.

    • 11 min
    Ashburn, Virginia: Where the Cloud Meets the Earth

    Ashburn, Virginia: Where the Cloud Meets the Earth

    Northern Virginia is home to the largest concentration of data centers in the world, with more than 5M SF of data center space, and more on the way. Ashburn is located in Loudoun County, which is home to more than 100 data centers. Our host Rich Miller explains how Ashburn became Data Center Alley and what’s going on there today.
    Links mentioned:
    Northern Virginia Market Update
    https://datacenterfrontier.com/northern-virginia-less-hyper-but-still-plenty-of-scale/
    In Loudoun, Neighbors Want Better Looking Data Centers
    https://datacenterfrontier.com/in-loudoun-neighbors-want-better-looking-data-centers/
     Silicon Valley Data Center Market Report
    https://datacenterfrontier.com/white-paper/silicon-valley-data-center-market-2/

    • 26 min

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