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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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Reflections on DCD Enterprise 2017

Post written by Chloe Place, Marketing Specialist at BASELAYER Last weekend I spent some time reflecting on last week’s DCD Enterprise Conference in New York City. Three main “end user” themes stood out as concerns when evaluating their data center strategies. Throughout the event, I heard speaking sessions and questions at our booth dealing with cost efficiencies, Data Center Infrastructure Management, and deployment times.

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Future of Data Centers – DCD Enterprise NY

Post written by Chloe Place, Marketing Specialist at BASELAYER   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.

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

Post written by Brian Kortendick, Vice President of Business Development at BASELAYER 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 a short lifecycle. Unfortunately, many of today’s data center professionals still equate today’s modular data centers to the early containers.  

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Are Those Pokemon Servers Down Again?

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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 that elusive Pokémon, only to have the game shut down and ruin your chance at capturing him?

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New ASHRAE Standard – Impact on the Data Center Industry

Robin Gilbert, Mechanical Engineer at BASELAYER

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. Below, one of our Mechanical Engineers, Robin Gilbert, gives his take on the third release – the good, the bad, the unusual.

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