Data center startup Vapor IO will team with Crown Castle to deploy Project Volutus, a distributed network of small data centers at the base of telecom towers.
Versatility allows Ascent to be opportunistic as it expands its data center business, tailoring its approach to a particular facility or geographic market.
The facility tour is a a staple of the data center business. The RagingWire CA3 facility in Sacramento represents perhaps the ultimate example of a data center optimized around customer tours.
Switch has opened Las Vegas 10, the newest data center on its Core Campus (SUPERNAP) campus. The 350,000 square foot facility brings the campus to 2 million square feet of data center space.
The merger mania in the data center industry continued today as Peak 10 acquired ViaWest from parent company Shaw Communications in a $1.675 billion all-cash transaction.
2017 is already shaping up as a landmark year for consolidation in the data center industry, including the megamerger between Digital Realty and DFT. Here’s a recap of the deals thus far in 2017.
Digital Realty’s acquisition of DuPont Fabros creates a cloud colossus with 26 million SF of data center space, and a dominant market position in the two hottest markets: Northern Virginia and Chicago.
Digital Realty will acquire rival DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT), in a blockbuster $7.6 billion transaction that will boost its ability to serve the hyperscale data center market.
Aligned Energy has hired industry veteran Andrew Schaap to take the helm as the new CEO , with founder Jakob Carnemark continuing as CTO. Schaap comes to Aligned from Digital Realty, the largest player in the wholesale data center sector.
Data center professionals say the New York/New Jersey region has begun to stabilize, as leasing has gradually absorbed vacant space. The market has seen new entrants, and one long-time player is reporting signs of a rebound.