Datacenters utilize cloud solutions for hosting applications and storing data. These are giant networks for servers and datacenters located across the globe. Datacenters continue to expand the offerings of their cloud solutions as well as increase its capabilities and capacity.
We team with datacenter companies to help them identify where they should build their next large datacenters.
First we built a dataset representing the current locations of the cloud network that would be the foundation for all future applications and decisions.
Next, we built an algorithm to help datacenters spot locations that were their best bets for site selection. Using proximity to water and infrastructure, as well as crime and corruption and a host of other concerns, as criteria for optimal spots, the team at the datacenter is able make strong, data-based judgements.
With a new data-fabric in place, we have also begun to explore how to monitor the health of datacenters and individual servers. The team at the datacenter is now able to visualize down to the square foot anywhere in the world where a problem server is, and can send a team to investigate.