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Modular Data Centers Facilitating “Smarter” Cities

Cities around the globe are racing to become smarter using data and technology to improve quality of life for its citizens and to foster economic growth. Smart Cities require IoT devices and sensors integrated with Information and Communications at a large scale. Enormous data gets collected from, processed, and fed to transportation network, autonomous vehicles, waste management, hospitals, law enforcement, and other public services. At the core of it, a smart city is a giant ecosystem to collect, process and analyze data.

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BASELAYER EDGE X2 Shaping Your Next Sports Arena Experience

When most people think of sports arenas and stadiums, they picture the defensive line in a football game or a puck flying through the air inside a hockey rink. They’re not thinking all that much about the speed of the Wi-Fi network or the computing power behind the jumbotron display—until they try to upload a picture to Instagram and aren’t able to. The sheer number of people present at a sporting event means data computing loads are massive, and performance is critical.

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How BASELAYER is Filling in the Gaps in the Metro Core and Metro Edge

Network cables form the nervous system of internet and communication, connecting people, devices, and businesses around the world. Submarine cables bring continents together and long-haul fiber cables run across countries. Then, there is a metro core which feeds the front end of a city. From here, you have what is called the metro edge which gets the network closer to buildings. Finally, the local access network is the actual fiber running to homes and buildings, where computing is needed, and data gets produced and consumed.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The BASELAYER Timeline and the History of Data Centers

Since our founding in 2008, BASELAYER has been ahead of the curve on every aspect of the data center revolution. The trend is easy to see in the below infographic: BASELAYER is first to market with innovative designs that enable IT to be deployed anywhere it is needed. Whatever comes next, BASELAYER has you covered. To learn more about where data center technology is headed today and into the future, visit BASELAYER.com.  

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The Benefits of Modular Data Centers for Mid-Sized Enterprises

Two of the biggest concerns that enterprise clients have with traditional brick and mortar data centers is that they take a lot of time and money to build. These are two of the main reasons that modular data centers have become such an attractive alternative, especially for mid-sized enterprises. Let’s take a closer look at some of the specific benefits.

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Imagine It, Build It: A Lego-Inspired Approach to Data Center Design

  BASELAYER CEO William Slessman and Puget Sound Energy’s Christopher Perez recently had an intriguing discussion at DCD NY, showcasing how a modular approach to data center design is changing the data center landscape.

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Take a VR Tour of BASELAYER’S EDGE XC10 Modular Data Center

BASELAYER has a specific mission that guides everything we do—to reshape how data center infrastructure is viewed leveraging advanced modular technology and cloud-based management software. BASELAYER offers customers modular data center hardware built in the United States at our facility in Chandler, Arizona.

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BASELAYER to Attend and Speak at DCD San Francisco

As both creators and proponents of data centers that perform, BASELAYER is always ready to learn, collaborate, and share. That’s exactly what we’ll be doing at this year’s 15th annual Datacenter Dynamics (DCD) event in San Francisco, held June 25 and 26. BASELAYER is proud to be recognized as a Knowledge Partner at this year’s event and we’re very excited to be presenting a session to shed light on latency bottlenecks.

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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 modular, allowing them to be dispersed in wider geographical regions, placing them closer to users and further from networks.

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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.

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