Data centers serve as the underlying infrastructure for communications and these days there are more compute demands than ever before. The world has increasingly become data hungry and the demand for processing power, storage and the infrastructure to support it all is high. Hardware is becoming smaller, faster, and designed to improve latencies so that it can keep up with the increases in bandwidth requirements. In addition, more and more organizations are moving workloads to the cloud. IDG’s Cloud Computing Survey reported that nine out of ten companies in 2019 are expected to have some of their applications or infrastructure in the cloud. This year, we will also start to see more multi-cloud deployments - so it’s not a choice of whether to use the cloud or not, but more about how many clouds to use and for what purposes. With all of these developments, there is still a need for a place to securely house the equipment, networks and the cloud infrastructure to support them.
As a Los Angeles data center provider, West 7 Center offers secure colocation for organizations that require low latency connectivity - and has ample space to accommodate large footprints; a rarity in Los Angeles! West 7 Center is a carrier-neutral site with access to multiple telecom carriers and cloud service providers and can support an organization’s core operations or backup configurations.
Our highly reliable, Tier III data center has 348,000 sq. ft. of space across three underground floors and offers nine floors of above-ground office space.
High Power. Highly Reliable:
· 22MW of total power, 16.9MW of Generator-backed power
· Supported by two central plants with redundant backup power and cooling capacity
· HVAC Plants are designed and operated to an N+1 redundancy
· Ample fuel to support 120 hours of uninterrupted power at full load
· 24/7 on-site engineering and security support
Be sure to check out additional resources including:
West 7 Center Guide: Not all Data Centers are Created Equally, How Secure is Your Data?
Every week, three million more people move to already bustling metropolitan areas, according to the International Organization for Migration. The United Nations predicts that, by 2050, the world’s urban population is likely to double. Those are important statistics because they answer the “why” behind the burgeoning smart city trend that’s cropping up around the world.
It’s a trend that JLL’s Executive Vice President, Darren Eades, explores in his recent Pipeline article, “Bright Lights, Smart City.” And it’s a trend that’s gaining steam fast. In two years, smart cities will become a $1.5 trillion global market, Frost & Sullivan says. A National League of Cities survey reports that two-thirds of U.S. cities are investing in smart city technology, while a quarter of those without any smart city systems are exploring future implementations.
Smart cities will require an ecosystem that will develop in increments and rely upon layers of technology, some existing and some emerging. Let’s take a quick look at a few of those technologies.
That’s where West 7 Center comes in – we can serve the requirements of smart city IoT network and application environments, as well as their end users. The City of Los Angeles in the process of teaming up with several major carriers to help realize the ambition of making LA one of the smartest cities in America through improvements in traffic control, public safety, air quality and digital infrastructure. Colocation data centers located in the heart of LA (like West 7 Center) are needed to provide:
Learn more about smart cities and how West 7 Center is helping to transform LA by reading Darren Eades’ full article here.