“Big Data” housed in a Chicago data center refers to extremely large and complex collections of data sets. Processing Big Data is difficult with traditional database and data processing tools. It requires a sophisticated IT infrastructure.
According to a recent industry survey, most companies consider their Big Data processing as mission-critical. Therefore, data centers handling Big Data must have real-time, advanced capabilities to handle the high volume and high velocity.
Another finding involves cloud computing solutions. A majority of surveyed companies are either currently using cloud solutions or are considering them. A mere 20% of IT professionals surveyed said they had no plans for a Big Data cloud migration. Big Data in the cloud adds another layer of complexity to processing.
The survey findings indicate the need for data centers to be able to handle Big Data in real-time and in the cloud. Data centers must be equipped with platforms architected for processing speed, reliability, consistency and scalability. It’s important for customers to tour prospective data center facilities and carefully analyze capabilities.
CoreLink is a national, leading provider of data center hosting, colocation and managed services solutions with locations in Phoenix, Seattle and Chicago. The Chicago Data Center is an 81,600 square foot stand-alone building. CoreLink has modified the existing infrastructure to meet an exacting 2N configuration, with over 200 watts per square foot of usable UPS power and secured over 16MW of utility power.
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