Telefónica Peru recently made the decision that storage space was more important to their business than office space when they transformed one of their central offices into a cloud data center.

After analyzing its business needs and considering local conditions, Telefónica decided to transform its existing central office in the Lince district of Lima, Peru, into a data center. It chose Huawei to manage and coordinate multiple equipment suppliers and construction subcontractors to make the transition.

…In the United States, several service providers are working within the open source Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) project to transform their existing infrastructure into something that more resembles a data center.

In addition, U.S. carriers such as Verizon are building adjuncts to their existing infrastructure and connecting these more modern facilities together into “telco clouds.”

The number of new data centers will continue to grow in the next few years as cloud computing continues to dominate the software industry. Managing the physical storage needs of cloud computing will be a crucial part of the cloud business as the industry develops.

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Sources: SDx Central

Rebecca Li

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