Bluebird Network, a Midwestern regional telco, dug down deep to locate its 30,000 square-foot data center. It located the facility 85 feet underground in a decommissioned limestone mine.
The underground location saves costs by providing natural climate control, and enhances security by making the equipment inaccessible from the surface.
Tod Murren, general manager of Bluebird Underground, talked with Light Reading about the advantages and challenges of building and operating a data center in a mine. Learn more here: Bluebird Digs Data Center 85 Feet Underground
And click the photo below for a slideshow that takes you inside the underground facility.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.