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BASELAYER: Edge Computing Redefined

Data center design and manufacturing is accelerating rapidly to keep up with current IT demands. Typically cost prohibitive, traditional brick and mortar data centers require that physical locations be based on proximity to available power grids, telecommunications infrastructure, networking services, and transportation lines. Today, however, data centers are being designed to be more scalable and […]

BASELAYER Hits New York for DCD 2018

BASELAYER is excited to announce our participation in the 16th annual Data Center & Cloud Infrastructure Transformation Summit. DCD 2018 is happening in New York City on May 1 and 2, 2018, with the Edge Focus Day taking place April 30.

Reflections on DCD Enterprise 2017

Three main “end user” themes stood out at DCD Enterprise New York as concerns when evaluating data center strategies. Throughout the event, attendees were continually asking questions around cost efficiencies, Data Center Infrastructure Management, and deployment times.

Future of Data Centers – DCD Enterprise NY

On Day One of the 2017 Data Center Dynamics (DCD) Enterprise Conference in New York City, Andreas Zoll, VP of Engineering and Manufacturing here at BASELAYER, shared the stage with fellow industry leaders for a panel discussion on the design, structure, and operations of data centers in the years to come. I was fortunate to sit in on the discussion to hear what this group had to say about the future of data center technology.

It’s a Modular Data Center, NOT a “Container”

The concept of the modular data center has gone through dramatic changes since the data center in a box concept was introduced in the mid 2000’s.  Early versions were deployed in form factors of convenience, such as ISO shipping containers. These containers were specifically designed to have minimal flexibility but to house high production servers with […]

Are Those Pokemon Servers Down Again?

Eevee Meowth Arcanine Rattata Pikachu Pokémon Go has only been live for a month, and it’s already taken over. It’s crossed all demographics and spread like wildfire. You probably can’t drive or walk through your neighborhood in the evening or pass by a park without seeing people playing. But what happens when you finally find […]

New ASHRAE Standard – Impact on the Data Center Industry

On January 29th, 2016, ASHRAE released the standard 90.4P, Energy Standard for Data Centers for the third public review. The most interesting, and let’s say controversial part of this standard, is that it eliminates the PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) metric, of which the first release on this standard found to be of utmost importance.

BASELAYER Inventor’s Patent

We’re excited to announce our most recent patent, US 9,237,681 B2 MODULAR DATA CENTER. The inventors for this patent are as follows: William Slessman, CEO, BASELAYER Steve Durand, Managing Member, Arizona Pinnacle Engineering Robin Gilbert, Mechanical Engineer, BASELAYER Andreas Zoll, VP of Engineering, BASELAYER We received this patent for our A60 modular data center, which […]

Data Center Efficiency Matters

Data center efficiency matters because the future of our planet depends on advances in sustainability. But boosting data center efficiency also matters on the bottom line. For example, in a side-by-side comparison of a modular data center and a traditional raised-floor data center, an independent analysis found that the modular data center was 19% more […]