The Data Center in 2019: Edge Computing

Edge computing allows connected devices to process data closer to where it is created – the location known as the “edge.” It is estimated that by next year (2020), the average person will generate 1.5 GB worth of data each per day. As more and more devices continue to connect to the internet to generate data, cloud computing may not be able to handle it all, especially at fast speeds we are getting accustomed to. And here is where edge computing comes in.

So, what is the Edge Data Center?
Edge data centers are facilities that extend the edge of the network, delivering cloud computing resources and caching streaming content to local end users. They are located closer to these end users; hence they can deliver faster services with minimal latency.

When it comes to IoT networks, edge data centers aptly serve as clearing houses for data being generated by the IoT devices that require additional processing, but are too time sensitive to be transmitted back to a centralized cloud server.

Up until now, edge data centers were limited to Tier-1 cities such as New York, LA and Chicago – and users in Tier 2 cities such as Kansas City would have to access internet-based content from the closest edge location of Chicago. But today, data center provides like 165 Halsey Street and others are looking to develop strategies for emerging opportunities in edge computing. Edge computing is evolving in these areas:

  • Data centers in regional markets and smaller cities
  • Micro data centers at telecom towers
  • On-site IT enclosures and appliances to support IoT workloads
  • End-user devices, including everything from smart speakers to drones and autonomous cars

Interested in reading about more 2019 hot technologies and trends in the data center?  Download our new e-book today!

The Data Center in 2019: Hot Technologies & Trends – Hybrid Cloud

451 Research analysts predict that this year organizations anticipate that just under half (46%) of enterprise workloads will run in on-premise environments, with the remainder off-premise.

Enterprises today are striking a balance between cloud and on-premises systems. Such actions have even enabled companies like Microsoft to soar to the number two position in the cloud market very quickly and has given IBM a considerable boost. Other conglomerates like AWS and Google are quickly following suit.

In order to address increasing data center demands while adding advantages of agility, scalability and global reach, traditional data centers are transforming into hybrid data centers.

The following hybrid data center characteristics are emerging that differ from previously worn, traditional approaches:

  • Application suitability – More enterprises are modernizing existing workloads when possible to develop new net applications suited for the cloud, as legacy applications are typically unsuited to run off-premise.
  • Workload management – The variables that determine which data center environments prove most efficient include risk, cost and IT service performance.
  • Advanced software tools – Companies that manage hybrid environments commonly invest in software tools offering greater visibility into each of the three data center iterations and their performance.

Additionally, centrally managing on-premise and public cloud security policies allows for security policy consistency and protects from cyber adversaries.

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The Data Center in 2019: Hot Technologies & Trends – 5G Demand

Referencing an IHS Economics and IHS Technology Report from 2017, 5G is expected to lay the groundwork for technologies such as enabling self-driving cars to be more responsive to traffic changes or IoT sensors being integrated into smart buildings and smart cities in the coming years. This report also finds that 5G has the potential to create a staggering $12.2 trillion in global economic output by 2035.

5G promises increased speeds and capacity, lower latency (less than 1 millisecond!), and an improved user experience. To stay relevant alongside 5G,, it is imperative for data centers to host and stream data at significant higher speeds, volumes, and lower latencies.

It is critical for data centers to offer low latency so as to not slow down the data transmission, as well as strong reliability and redundancy. With 5G, users will come to expect instant access whenever and wherever, and data centers who want to comply with these services must adhere.

Today’s data centers, such as 165 Halsey Street, are well equipped for the new wave of mobile networks. The facilities that are not should consider focusing on hardware refreshes and upgrades to ensure the lowest latency possible, along with a wealth of bandwidth to manage the high volume that 5G and other technologies, such as Edge Computing will bring.

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The Data Center in 2019: Hot Technologies & Trends – Death of the Data Center?

The Data Center Isn’t Dying; It’s Becoming Repurposed, More Powerful and Versatile

Flashy headlines aside, data centers are driven by increasing complexity of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), edge services, and with that, comes the natural need for the data center to evolve accordingly.

More and more enterprises are discovering that their on-premises data center infrastructure has no strategic value for the company.

As on-premises infrastructure models shift to off-premises models, enterprises are weighing the options of managing all IT infrastructures themselves in-house or outsourcing and pushing workloads to the cloud or colocation. IT strategies are now based on workload placement. Factors such as compliance, data sovereignty, data latency and other key business requirements help enterprises determine whether applications should reside on-premises, in the cloud, at the edge, and so on.

As data centers evolve, what technologies are propelling the changes within? Download our e-book to see, and also to learn about the other hot technologies and trends in the data center 2019.

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Upcoming eBook Release!

2018 brought a wealth of new technologies and trends in regard to the data center. The Internet of Things (IoT), rising volume of digital traffic and ongoing rapid adoption of cloud-based applications are just some of the trends that continued to shape the industry throughout the year.

Need a refresher on what some of the top trends were? Take a look below:


  • DataOps

  • Digitizing Financial Services

  • Serverless Cloud

  • Multi-Access Edge Computing

  • Converged Infrastructure Green Initiatives

  • Data Center Modernization


As 2019 is off and running, 165 Halsey Street wants to make sure that you have the right colocation / data center provider on your side. As part of our commitment to the industry, we’re excited to soon release a brand new eBook focusing on the 2019 trends and technologies set to impact data centers the most.

Leave a comment below to offer up your predictions before the latest eBook is released!

Be sure to follow 165 Halsey Street on Twitter and LinkedIn for the announcement of our newest eBook; coming soon!

End of Year Recap

It’s been another wonderful year of growth and opportunities at 165 Halsey Street! As we move into 2019 with a continued focus on our customers and the demand for world-class, carrier-neutral data center and interconnection services, we invite you to take a look back at the year’s most memorable moments.

To kick off2018, we announced that our current and future customers are now able to easily establish a dedicated network connection to Amazon Web Services. By utilizing AWS Direct Connect, our customers can establish private connectivity between AWS and their datacenter, office or colocation environment, which in many cases can reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections.

As the final winter snow melted away and spring came into focus, we made the exciting announcement that Extenet Systems and Planet Networks would be expanding their networks to the 165 Halsey Street data center facility. At 165 Halsey Street, we are able to exceed these companies’ colocation and infrastructure needs, allowing safe, convenient, and affordable interconnection with over 60 US and global network operators. Additionally, the expansion of our network roster continues to benefit our existing customers by having easy access to these esteemed technology service providers.

Lastly, what would the year be without a few timely industry e-Book releases!  We were happy to continue the expansion of our e-Book library by adding two new additions: The Data Center in 2018: New Technologies & Trends e-Book and the Data & Privacy: 2018-2019 Outlook e-Book. To read a brief overview of each e-Book and to download for free, see below:

The Data Center in 2018: New Technologies & Trends

In 2018, companies across the globe pushed towards digital transformation. When it comes to the data center industry, and what trends are shaping it today, most experts would agree that the trends all point to technologies that are enabling this digital revolution and shaping the landscape of the data center. This e-Book explores the top technology trends rising to the top for data centers in 2018. (P.S. Stay tuned for the 2019 Data Center Trends e-Book coming early next year!)

Data & Privacy: 2018-2019 Outlook

2018 has been a landmark year for data protection, and in 2019, data privacy concerns along with global information security spending will continue to rise in excess of $124B, according to Gartner. This e-Book explores where the world – and the US specifically – stands with data protection and what we have in store for this very important topic in 2019.

As we begin to turn the page to the New Year, we invite you to stay tuned to some upcoming exciting announcements from the 165 Halsey Street team!


The State of the Data Center

It’s known that the state of the data center market has been making shifts towards digital transformations and strategies in order to keep pace with the ever changing technology landscape. However,  there are multiple trends and factors to keep your eye on in regards to the data center market. CRBE’s recent U.S. Data Center Trends report examines some of the most important factors.

CRBE reported that while 2017 was a record year for the market, 2018 would keep pace to also be an active year. It was noted that, “strong investor interest in the data center sector continued, with more than $7 billion of investment in H1 2018, 47% of which was in asset-level transactions.”

In addition to those findings, a State of the Data Center report from AFCOM reported on the growth of construction in the coming years:


  • The average number of data centers to be built sits at around 2.2 per organization.
  • That number increases to 4.5 over the course of 12 months.
  • Looking three years out, the average number of data centers to be built is 10.3 per organization.


It’s clear that the data center is and will continue to be a crucial component to many businesses. With the way that technology continues to update and change on a daily basis, we will continue to see the same change and growth in the data center market.

In early 2019, we will be releasing our newest e-book, addressing the latest trends predicted to impact data centers the most. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, be sure to catch up on your reading by visiting our e-book library.

Data and Privacy: 2018-2019 Outlook: Data Centers and Security

Does your data center take security to the next level? In our latest e-Book, we address how you can best protect yourself from data breaches, the latest on privacy laws and more. To wrap up this particular e-Book blog series, we’re talking about common security measures you can find in secure data centers.

Hacking, malware and spyware are the most obvious threats to data privacy, and there is also the physical aspect of IT security to keep in mind. Data centers and carrier hotels, such as 165 Halsey Street, take security to a whole new level. Below are just a few examples of security measures that should be taken in a secure data center:

  • Top of the Line Surveillance Systems
  • Security Guards
  • Strategic Building Design
  • Access Control

There are many additional countermeasures employed by data centers. Check with your data center specifically on all security measures utilized.

Why choose 165 Halsey Street?

165 Halsey Street is a dedicated 1.2M sf data center/colocation/telecom carrier hotel with over 80 MW of power. The building has been operating a carrier neutral colocation business for more than 15 years,  and presently spans over 180,000 square feet with no MRC cross connect fees and direct access to over 60 networks.

Located just 13 miles from Manhattan, 165 Halsey Street is independently owned and operated and SSAE 16-certified. With 165 Halsey Colocation, there are no monthly recurring cross connect fees between customers, allowing safe, convenient and affordable interconnection.

Data and Privacy: 2018-2019 Outlook: How Companies Can Prevent Data Breaches

According to Gemalto Breach Level Index, data breaches compromised 4.5 billion records in the first half of 2018.If you guessed that the US comes in last place when it comes to these breaches, then you would be correct. The US is the most popular for attacks, “representing more than 57 percent of global breaches and accounting for 72 percent of all records stolen, though overall incidents are down 17 percent over the prior half. India accounts for 37 percent of the global breaches in terms of records compromised or stolen or revealed.”

Data breaches have a considerable, negative impact on a company’s customer base, particularly if the breach involves sensitive data. Not only do customers lose confidence in the brand and don’t feel that their data is secure, but data breaches put off new potential customers as well. How can companies best protect themselves against these data breaches? Below are just a few examples. To view the entire list, read our latest e-Book.

  1. Incorporate a cybersecurity specialist into the team.
  2. Keep all business and personal accounts separate, and encrypt all data.
  3. Continue to build awareness. Strengthen passwords and require both a two-step identification process and good antivirus programs.

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Data & Privacy: 2018-2019 Outlook – What’s Ahead for More Privacy Laws?

In our ongoing e-Book blog series, we’ve addressed GDPR, stats on the latest global data privacy and more. Today, we’re taking a peek into the future to learn what lies ahead for additional privacy laws.

As of March 2018, in response to the EU’s newly enacted GDPR, all U.S. states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, have enacted breach notification laws requiring businesses to notify consumers if their personal information is compromised. These new and amended state data breach laws further define personal information and specifically mandate that certain information security requirements are implemented.

The expanding global privacy and security community will need to address the complicated data security issues in the coming year. The issues include GDPR implementation and related data transfer rules for the EU and globally, as well as practical and operational issues that involve putting best practices for new data and technology into place. Data professionals are strongly needed to become “effective stewards of company data, with appropriate consideration of individual privacy and appropriate business goals,” and companies must focus on the need to manage individual data, while dealing with the onslaught of legislative and regulatory overlaps and the need for effective integration of privacy and security controls.

If you’re ready to talk data security with a professional, reach out to 165 Halsey Street today.