I propose that the SWO build a Data Center utilizing the settlement funds we recently received.
What is a Data Center?
- A data center is a physical building that is connected to the Internet.
- Inside the data center are multiple computer servers and other equipment needed to store, manage and process massive amounts of data.
- The owner of the building (the SWO) then leases storage space to clients who need space to store their data.
- Examples of clients could be large corporations like Microsoft, Amazon or Facebook; government entities like the State of South Dakota or federal agencies; and any other type of business or organization that will pay for secure, reliable storage that allows them to access their data 24/7.
It’s a cool concept, but complex. I will continue to write about the Digital Universe – including more about data centers, the future of digital data (massive growth projected by 2020 driven by the “Internet of Things”), components like hardware and software. There are a lot of things to consider and think about, but it would definitely put the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate at the forefront of technology and economic development.
We can’t afford to let the future pass us by, and the Future is Digital.
YouTube Video – less than 5 minutes long!
I found a cartoonist that works at a data center. Check it out here: Kip & Gary.