Thought Leadership

Blogs, articles, and white papers on everything that matters in the data center industry.

Why Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia is without question the nation's data center Mecca. Compass Datacenters discusses what makes this area so valuable to data.

Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Virtual Commissioning

Assessing the construction process of data centers with virtual commissioning using a skeleton crew on-site, a lot of video and sensor equipment, and ...

Building for What’s Next Means Planning Ahead

Learn about the thinking behind our Northern Virginia campus

Keeping up With Demand

Compass Datacenters dives into the data center building construction process and the impacts on keeping up with demand in the industry.

The Way to Predictive Analytics: Creating Data Infrastructure


Getting to predictive analytics requires data infrastructure and a systemic approach. Considering data centers as a complex system, not as individual ...

IoT: The Present and the Future

The Internet of Things is one of the world's fastest-growing technology segments. Download this free whitepaper to learn more

5G – What, Where, When and Why

5G has been getting a lot of press exposure but what is it and where are we in terms of its implementation? A comprehensive guide to the frontier of ...

Edge Computing: Coming to an Area (Very) Near You

Edge computing is growing in popularity and importance. It can help to know what it is and why it's so valued. Here's a brief summary.

Commissioning a Data Center: A Continuous Process

Hyperscalable data centers require commissioning to be a continuous activity.