Vapor IO has launched Vapor Edge for Telecom, a platform to enable rapid deployment of edge capacity by wireless network operators and real estate investment trusts (REIT) specializing in the telecom tower business.
As it approaches 2 billion users, Facebook is hitting a new phase of growth, which includes building even larger data centers, and more data centers on each cloud campus.
As the data center industry experiences active growth and consolidation, market leader Digital Realty is focused on staying strategic. Sometimes that means passing on a huge cloud deal or potential acquisition.
Switch has opened a 1.3 million square foot data center at its new Citadel Campus near Reno, the largest purpose-built colo center ever. The company plans more than 7 million SF of data centers in Reno.
Snap’s IPO will be a banner event for the data center industry, as the parent of Snapchat has committed to pay $3 billion for cloud infrastructure from Google and Amazon over the next five years.
Intel says new technologies like AI, the IoT and virtual reality will create an explosion of data, driving demand for new infrastructure and an “interconnectedness of everything.” The data center is central to this vision.
Equinix is acquiring IO UK’s data center operating business in Slough, which comes with existing customers and space for an additional 3,000 cabinets of gear in one of the world’s busiest data center markets.
CyrusOne’s $490 million acquisition of two facilities from Sentinel Data Centers highlights the growth opportunity in the Southeast, where low power costs have attracted investment in Internet infrastructure.
Colocation provider Cologix has been acquired by private equity firm Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners in a deal highlighting investor interest in interconnection services in regional markets.
A flurry of data center acquisitions in January highlight the industry’s growing focus on regional markets, aligning with our prediction that edge computing will create opportunities in second-tier cities in 2017.