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Data Center Learnings

Supporting Digital Innovation

Data centers are the backbone of the digital world. They are facilities that house all the necessary equipment and internet connections to store, process, and distribute the vast amounts of content and data created every second of every day. Data centers and their digital ecosystems allow us to download videos faster and seamlessly stream, enabling us to binge-watch our favorite shows and participate in high-definition video conferences without disruptions. For gamers, data centers play an integral role in providing immersive gaming experiences and even making virtual reality (VR) possible. They ensure complex, graphics-heavy content is delivered smoothly and quickly, creating lifelike digital environments for gamers to explore.

As the invisible force powering our increasingly digital lives, data centers also house the high density infrastructure to launch new AI and High-Performance Computing (HPC) technology innovations.

Enhancing Mobile Connectivity

Data centers also make our mobile experiences possible. Whether we’re checking emails on the go, updating LinkedIn profiles, or posting a quick story on Instagram, data centers work silently in the background, ensuring that our digital interactions are smooth and instantaneous. From uploading a dance video on TikTok to watching a DIY tutorial on YouTube, data centers make it all possible.

In business, data centers underpin essential services such as cloud computing, big data analytics, and artificial intelligence. They support storing and analyzing vast amounts of data, helping businesses make informed decisions, predict trends, and provide personalized customer experiences.

Data Center Fundamentals

In understanding the intricacies of data center operations, exploring fundamental components is essential. From connectivity to security protocols, each aspect plays a crucial role in ensuring the efficiency, reliability, and security of data center infrastructure.


Connectivity is crucial. EdgeConneX offers access to an ecosystem of multiple fiber providers, telecommunication carriers, and on-site cloud providers, allowing organizations flexibility and a seamless way to build resilient network infrastructure.

Cooling Systems

Temperature control is a primary focus in data centers due to the heat generated by servers. Cooling capacity often determines a data center’s size, and with new cooling technologies and advancements, organizations can achieve increased efficiencies and higher-densities within their footprint.

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Redundancy and high availability are essential for data center success. Data centers have backup systems, including uninterruptible power supply (UPS), backup generators, and cooling systems to keep the facility up and running 24x7x365.


Data centers must comply with various industry standards regarding data storage. Annual audits performed by an accredited auditor validates that EdgeConneX facilities adhere to strict compliance standards regarding our operations, security and reliability. Our global security certification portfolio includes HIPAA, PCI DSS, SOC 2 Type 2, and ISO 27001:2013.

System Security Specialist


Security is a top priority. EdgeConneX offers integrated credential-based access control, intrusion detection and unified video surveillance with interior and exterior cameras throughout all properties. Two-factor access authentication and ManTraps are standard at our facilities.

Learn how EdgeConneX is building our digital future with sustainability at the forefront.


EdgeConneX Sustainability

Learn more about how EdgeConneX and our parent company, EQT, are developing critical data center solutions to accommodate the growing demand for data.

EQT Video

Data Center Infrastructure: A Quick Guide

Dive into the world of data centers with our partner, Data Center Hawk. This engaging video covers key topics like:

  • – What is data center infrastructure?
  • – Data center exteriors
  • – Power infrastructure
  • – Physical security measures
  • – Cooling, Connectivity
  • – Redundancy
  • – Power Usage Effectiveness

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