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.
The 'gleaming city on a hill,' Steve Saunders calls it. But who is going to take us from today's NFV componentry to the grand future of a self-driving network? Here's a look at the vendors hoping to make it happen.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.