Hot Data Center Summer


By Kristin LeeJul 27, 2022


With summer in full swing, things are heating up—literally.

Like data centers.

Our July list of recommended reads touches on overheating data centers in the UK, a massive broadband outage in Canada, new submarine cables coming to Africa, and more.

UK data centers can’t handle the heat

As our friends in the UK try to stay cool through unseasonably high temperatures, data centers are doing the same.

In this piece, Network World breaks down some cooling-related failures and service disruptions experienced by Oracle and Google Cloud customers.

Rogers blames massive broadband outage on core network update

And speaking of disruptions, earlier this month, Rogers Communications suffered a network outage that took down fixed and mobile communications across Canada.

The cause? A network system failure following a maintenance update.

Palo Alto Networks, Cisco, Fortinet Top WAN Security Vendors, TeleGeography Finds

Want to reveal some of our latest WAN Manager Survey findings, like how many WAN managers implemented at least one element of ZTS and SASE on their company’s networks in 2021?

Check out the article linked above.

Google, Meta cables will be 'game-changers' for Africa

While used international bandwidth has significantly increased in Africa in recent years, the region has been plagued by submarine cable faults.

But help is on the way, with eight new cables planned to help reduce the impact of these faults and increase supply. And two of these cable systems—planned by Meta and Google—are likely to be game-changers for African telecoms.

Expectations for India’s Used International Bandwidth

Our research indicates that India’s used international bandwidth is expected to grow at a compounded annual rate of 38% between 2021 and 2028.

This rate of growth implies international bandwidth demand will increase 10 times over this period. Keep reading for insights from Research Director Alan Mauldin and Senior Research Manager Brianna Boudreau.


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