How Is Demand Driving Data Center Market Growth?

How Is Demand Driving Data Center Market Growth?

Technology is rapidly changing the economic landscape, creating new opportunities for businesses to explore how they can broaden their IT solutions to take advantage of emerging markets. However, many companies aren’t considering how data centers, especially those in smaller operations, can play a crucial role in assisting them in leveraging new technology in a way that allows them to be more effective and efficient.

Data management in-house, on the other hand, is becoming increasingly complex, time-consuming, and expensive. Even big companies such as Cisco plan to shut down internal data centers to save energy and infrastructure costs.

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The solution? Outsource data management.

More enterprises are outsourcing their data center operations to third-party providers who specialize in doing so. Data centers that provide physical space, power, and cooling systems for servers and connections to local communication networks are particularly common. UnitedLayer has over 40,000 square feet of fully redundant data center space, which is not in the earthquake fault, liquefaction, or landslide zone for the next 100-year and is seismically rated for protection against earthquakes.

What are the Key Drivers of Growth?

  1. Internet of Things: Using artificial intelligence, data, analytics, security, and communication, the US is one of the market leaders for industrial IoT-led technologies.
  2. Submarine cable projects along the east coast: These bring incredibly high-speed data to the East Coast from Europe and South America, where they are transferred to data centers.
  3. Cloud Storage: The use of cloud computing services and applications in the United States continues to grow rapidly, leading to extensive cloud-based data centers.
  4. Tax Incentives: Data center growth in recent years has been concentrated in tax incentive regions, including government and local governments that provide incentives for investment (often energy-based)

How to meet these growing data needs?

More data centers are being built to meet these growing data needs, ranging from Tier 1 (least complex and secure) to Tier 4 (highly complex with high IT/security requirements), usually hyperscale centers. UnitedLayer, for instance, has a Tier-3+ data center with superior outage protection to avoid any unplanned downtimes also greater than N+1 architecture for uninterrupted power and cooling.

How to meet future storage needs?

Automation can increase data-center efficiency by allowing a single administrator to handle thousands of servers. Advanced IT equipment and data center infrastructure management software providers are driving this automation initiative. 

Our Colocation services come with on-demand scalability where customers can add additional storage, compute, and networking resources to meet the increased business demands.

How can UnitedLayer help you?

Data centers serve as the basis for network and computing solutions that will enable enterprises to take advantage of emerging markets and keep up with rapidly evolving technology. 

UnitedLayer’s 200 Paul data center is the only data center in San Francisco which is built on bedrock with Zone 4 construction and is not in a 500-year flood plain, a Tier-3+ data center with superior outage protection to avoid any unplanned downtimes, Remote Management services like Multicloud Dashboard for entire colocation facilities showcasing a single infra environment, SSAE-18 certification incorporating controls and requirements, also a robust infrastructure that is regularly audited. We have a growing list of managed services, which helps corporations restructure their infrastructure and enhance their responsiveness, optimization, resource efficiency, and flexibility.

Visit UnitedLayer’s website to learn more about the different services offered and how you can get the best out of them.

Shutting Down 8chan

Shutting Down 8chan

Shutting Down 8chan

Shutting Down 8chan

By Abhijit Phanse 18 Feb, 2020

It has come to our attention that the UnitedLayer datacenters have been used by one of our customer’s customer to host 8chan. We have taken action to immediately and permanently shut down all services related to 8chan. A platform promulgating hate and inspiring mass shootings in ElPaso and Dayton like 8chan will not be hosted in our datacenters.

As a cloud and hosting provider, we take our responsibility of providing robust cloud and internet infrastructure to all on a fair and equitable basis very seriously. We consider ourselves to be guardians of our freedom of speech and passionately support the internet to be an amalgamation of our diverse opinions — We never want to be an arbiter of information. However, companies like 8chan have crossed a line and we, as a community, must be on the right side of history in shutting them down. Enough Is Enough. Our heartfelt condolences to all those who have been impacted by these horrific incidents.

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We are at a pivotal moment in the history of the internet in determining the rules of engagement, the boundaries of our lawlessness, and the role of government. Over the last two decades, the Internet has been the great equalizer, providing access for all — rich and poor — to information and has been the greatest transformation tool in providing an opportunity to the broadest segment of our society. It has also become the source of “expected” truth and has achieved the status of “perceived” credibility, which can be exploited by certain bad actors. We are now seeing how the internet can be weaponized to spread misinformation, target and take advantage of the most vulnerable amongst us, and spread hate and promote violence.

While our real world has evolved to develop laws, albeit with many shortcomings, to protect our basic needs to be safe and free, there is no law, regulation, or standard to protect those same basic needs in the virtual world. With so much of our virtual world being tightly intertwined with our real world, these bad actors are causing serious and deadly threats to our society’s well being.

Tech companies are struggling to develop standards for policing their platforms to develop some protections (their Acceptable Use Policies) and each is setting its own standard for how best to protect its users … while trying not to compromise our freedom of speech and expression. It is scary that such decisions are being driven by individual private organizations without a common standard of what is Acceptable Use for the public good.

However, given our lawmaker’s inability to develop a common standard, individual decisions by tech companies to create a pseudo operating model to protect our society’s basic needs to be safe and free is the only available interim option. While this approach is by no means perfect, Inaction is not an option and we, as a community, need to be on the right side of history in taking the action we can against those who cross the line.