Texas froze over, data centers burned down, and semiconductor fabs struggled with drought. The last three months have been chaos, but data center resiliency has helped the industry prevail.
This issue may not be a panacea for our times, but it does try to understand how data centers have managed to survive, highlights the risks we still face, and explores new issues many may not have considered.
Travel with us to Texas to learn about Storm Uri, hear from industry veterans about what it was like to survive Hurricane Sandy, and head to space to find out about threats to satellites.
Beating Storm Uri
Hear from Digital Realty, Akamai, Netrality, FiberTown, the Texas Advanced Computing Center, and others about how they survived Storm Uri, and learn how close some came to running out of fuel.
We look back at 2012's Hurricane Sandy to understand just how bad things can get, and revisit the infamous bucket brigade.
Scott Peterson on building a new company with Goldman Sachs' backing
Hear about the birth of Digital Realty, how it nearly acquired Equinix, why Peterson left, and what he plans to do next.
SPACs are coming for the data center industry. Will the bubble burst before they can get there?
Just how resilient are satellites?
They've become integral to our world, but how do we ensure that satellites are safe?
Light as storage
We talk to LyteLoop's CEO about a plan to keep data in transit, storing it as photons.
Data center NIMBYism
How to work with communities and avoid local pushback to your data center development.
The Edge supplement
OpenRAN, types of Edge, the Edge on Mars, healthcare compute - this special supplement tells you everything you need to know about the Edge
The latest wild news, Peter's random factoids, concerns about the next crisis, and more.
We're feverishly working on the next magazine, along with a number of supplements, long-form web features, and a few other surprises. This year, DCD's editorial team expanded to include News Editor Dan Swinhoe and Head of Partner Content Graeme Burton. You'll already have seen their work on the site and in this latest mag, but be sure to keep an eye out for so much more.