DXC technology: We're on pace to build 50 to 100 new datacenters each year
DXC is expecting to add cloud datacenters in at least 10 more countries this year. It's launching a new virtual datacenter tour to show off how a 'typical' DXC datacenter works.
A year ago, DXC reported that server component shortages had limited how much it could invest in its datacenter business. It looks like those limitations are over, as company officials are predicting that DXC will be building 50 to 100 new datacenters each year for the foreseeable future.
DXC disclosed its latest cloud build–out predictions as part of its launch of a new, immersive datacenter tour experience on April 20.
DXC currently operates more than 200 datacenters. Its currently operating and planned datacenters are located in 34 countries worldwide, networked with more than 165,000 miles of subsea cable, officials said. The company is expecting to add datacenters in at least 10 more countries in calendar 2021, with Malaysia being the most recently announced. DXC typically provides customers with DXC services in all of its cloud datacenters.
As of April 1, 2021, DXC is guaranteeing via its Service Level Agreements a 99.99 percent uptime–per–month rate for service (with a lot of caveats). And last month, officials pledged to offer Availability Zones in every country in which DXC publicly operates by the end of calendar 2021, plus offering Availability Zones in all new regions DXC launches going forward.
Since very few people ever get to tour DXC's physical datacenters, the company decided to make a virtual tour of a "typical" DXC datacenter available. The tour details where DXC is investing in security, reliability and sustainability. It also provides some basic information on next–generation technologies DXC is incorporating into its cloud datacenters, like two–phase immersion cooling, hydrogen fuel cells and its Project Natick undersea datacenter experiment.
The digital datacenter tour seems to be aimed at educators and consumers interested in technology. Users can take the tour for free with a PC or a virtual–reality device.