Internet content providers are driving data usage to new heights.
- Every 60 seconds, YouTube users watch 4,333,560 videos.
- Every 60 seconds, Google conducts 3,877,140 searches.
- Every 60 seconds, Spotify streams over 750,000 songs.
- Every 60 seconds, Netflix customers watch 92,222 hours of video.
- Every 60 seconds, Twitter users send 473,400 tweets.
Add that to the complex data requirements of governments, enterprises like “Google,” and everyone else; then multiply all that usage by 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The volume of data in motion around the globe at any given moment in time is staggering. And it all flows through data centers around the world.
This increased volume of internet traffic is not only taxing the capacity of the data centers that house all the data, it’s consuming more and more global electricity to power and cool the technology. This tsunami of data is expected to consume one-fifth of the world’s electricity by 2025!
As demand continues to grow, traditional data centers with their static layout and hardware-defined configurations are fast becoming dinosaurs –– inefficient, increasingly more expensive to power, and incapable of providing the computing power data-driven companies require. But that’s changing: a new generation of data centers is emerging, with hyper-scalability, energy efficiency, lower costs and the enormous power capacity required to meet the demand.
At the forefront of this transformation is Galaxy Capital Partners, founded by serial entrepreneurs, Dave Misra & Ash Gupta.
The Next-Generation of Hyper-Scale Data Centers: Galaxy FH1
Galaxy FH1, one of of GCP’s latest projects, is a hyperscale data center in Pennsylvania –– on a 9+ acre campus located just 55 miles from New York and 25 miles from Philadelphia. This superstructure is a model of flexibility and scalability –– with 62,500 square feet on three levels, custom floor loading rated with over 1,000 pounds per square foot, and a 50-ton overhead crane to move and position the supercomputers.
“Current data center infrastructure hasn’t changed in over 25+ years, so we saw a unique opportunity to innovate a new model,” says Misra. “Our team at Galaxy Capital Partners (GCP) has developed a highly scalable, flexible, and efficient data center design solution, backed by blockchain technology, that can be engineered to meet today’s customers’ unique requirements –– and support the most demanding large enterprises, technology companies, and service providers.”
The facility also offers state-of-the-art security managed by US Steel Real Estate, and –– most importantly –– the opportunity zone located, Galaxy FH1, was strategically selected to access the large capacity of electric power nearby at the lowest power price in the region. Also at a nexus of fiber optic connectivity with direct access to a fiber long-haul route and two miles of privately owned fiber; it allows for direct connections to service providers,
and 151,000 route-miles of redundant, carrier-neutral fiber. Misra adds, “The Galaxy FH1 data center not only meets the super-computing needs of our clients, it provides the opportunity for increased profit margins with enhanced operational efficiency.”
“At GCP, we’re proud to be creating the infrastructure of the future and delivering on our mission: to build the next-generation of data centers for tomorrow. It’s a win/win/win –– for content providers, investors, consumers and businesses around the world” said Misra.
Galaxy Capital Partners (GCP), is a real estate development company specializing in energy infrastructure and data center development. It is a leading data center owner, operator and developer with a focus on strategically-located wholesale enterprise data centers in North America and Asia.