Blog category: Data Centers

Faster Speed-to-Market for Micro-Data Centers

December 12, 2018 / Darren Kelsey

The business case for micro-data centers is growing stronger by the day as the rollout of 5G gets underway. While its full nationwide deployment is anticipated by 2020, 5G’s bright future promises are already generating a lot of energy. Many industry players, including both enterprises and data center service providers, aren’t waiting to secure the…

Edge Computing Meets Data Centers’ Need for Speed

August 27, 2018 / Darren Kelsey

It’s easy to get very fast data center service when you live in a major market such as New York, Chicago, Dallas or San Francisco. Large population centers like these have mega-sites and fiber optic backbones capable of moving high volumes of near-instantaneous data. But how do you get the same kind of speed —…

Taking Data Centers to the Edge

March 20, 2018 / Darren Kelsey

The concept of edge computing is fairly new but easy to understand: when you put your data centers as close to end users as possible, data processing and storage become virtually instantaneous, bringing the power of cloud services right to your company’s door. As corporations have realized the value of having a distributed architecture of…

Building or Siting a New Data Center: The Basics

February 25, 2016 / admin@adept

Building a data center is considered a mission-critical endeavor. There are several factors that go into successfully executing such a project. Here are some factors one must consider when building a data center. Site Location This may be the most important decision when building a data center. Experts have identified six site selection criteria for…

The Peanut Butter Cup of Next Gen Data Centers

February 10, 2016 / admin@adept

Some of the best products and services we have to enjoy are the beautiful result of perfect combinations. Like the peanut butter cup’s marriage of two delicious ingredients, AEP and Compass come together to create a unique force in the data center world. Our two companies began formally working together in the summer of 2014,…

AEP has Solutions for Amazon Data Centers

February 1, 2016 / admin@adept

Valued customer service along with tested and reliable power delivery solutions persuaded Amazon to build three new data centers in suburban Columbus, a $1.1 billion investment for the large Internet retailer. Amazon’s decision to build in Columbus began in April 2014 when AEP teams from Transmission Planning, Distribution Planning, Economic and Business Development, and Customer Services…

The Best Site for a Data Center is a Safe Site

January 14, 2016 / admin@adept

Every site location has unique features — many add value, but some are downright dangerous. Being aware of the risks associated with a property, and the hazards it could potentially pose to your business, helps you make a sound site selection decision. The easiest and best way to avoid threats to your new site, especially…

Optimal Data Center Locations: Where and Why

December 16, 2015 / admin@adept

Building a data center is not a simple process. There are several considerations and factors that play into various stages of the developmental process. However, one of the most important decisions when building a data center is location. Many factors go into selecting the optimal location for a data center. Experts have selected six main criteria…

AEP Knows the Needs of a Data Center

December 3, 2015 / admin@adept

As the amount of data society uses keeps growing, so has the infrastructure needed to manage it: namely, data centers. These mission critical facilities require meticulous location selection, and AEP knows the timing and accuracy of information provided by economic developers and utility professionals is essential. To streamline these processes, we provide comprehensive business development…