Posted by: Darren Bonawitz, principal of 1102 GRAND
Have you ever wondered where all of the data in the world is located, or how much data is available across the globe? Here is an article from www.thewhir.com which includes an infographic, breaking down the best and most impressive data storage facts.
I came a cross an intersting infographic (below) from Mozy that discusses the amount of data stored worldwide, there are a couple of intersting tidbits and conculsions that can be drawn for this.
- First there are 600 Exabytes of digital data stored worldwide and this number is doubling every three years. This means there will be a Zettabyte of digital data in the world within the next three years. Wow!
- Second, the United States and United Kingdom dominate the worldwide datacenter market with 100% of the 10 largest facilities located in these two countries.
- Finally, old technologies die hard; 11 percent of all data is still stored on tape. With this level of continued data growth, hosting and cloud computing will only become more pervasive.
Just a little data (about a lot of data) to get you thinking.
Thank you to Justin Lee, writer for TheWhir.com, for including 1102 GRAND in his recent story regarding data centers and Earth Day: Vantage, 1102 GRAND Showcased Green Data Centers for Earth Day.
To celebrate last Friday’s Earth Day, Rosendin Electric and Vantage Data Centers (www.vantagedatacenters.com) held the Smart Data Center Revolution, providing a tour of Vantage’s new energy-efficient data center campus.
First announced last month, the event included a tour of the first of three data center buildings, presentations by David Gottfried, founder of the US Green Building Council, Fujitsu, GE Intelligent Platforms, Symantec, and VMware.
Electrical contractor Rosendin Electric has been working closely with Vantage Data Centers on the design and buildthe electrical systems for the $300 million, 18-acre data center campus.
The first 60,000-square-foot building was completed at the start of 2011 after five months of construction, while the other two buildings are set for completion later this year.
The facility is the largest LEED Platinum candidate data center project in the United States.
Once completed, the campus will have 195,000 square feet of data center space.
As part of the electrical design/build, Rosendin Electric has incorporated a number of features to conserve energy and promote greater efficiency.
In another Earth Day-related announcement, Kansas City carrier hotel 1102 GRAND recently implemented Kansas City Power & Light’s Custom Rebate Retrofit Program, resulting in a Wattage reduction of 53 percent.
1102 GRAND is a Midwestern carrier hotel and network neutral colocation facility that hosts and provides services to a range of global network operators including carriers, service providers and enterprise customer.
Darren Bonawitz, principal of 1102 GRAND, said that this project was a retrofit of existing lighting in strategic areas of the 1102 GRAND building.
The data center offers a wide range of colocation options including cabinets, cage space, suites and space for private data centers, all of which are connected to a carrier neutral Meet Me Room, housing nearly 30 carriers and service providers.