Some of the industry’s most optimistic industry thought leaders expressed amazement at the recent pace of data center growth at the recent DCD Webscale conference, and urged colleagues to prepare for further acceleration in demand.
Data Center Frontier turned two years old this week. It’s a good time to reflect on our journey this far, and the road ahead, and look at how some of our predictions have turned out.
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.
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 $7.6 billion transaction that will boost its ability to serve the hyperscale data center market.
Aligned Energy has hired industry veteran Andrew Schaap to take the helm as the new CEO , with founder Jakob Carnemark continuing as CTO. Schaap comes to Aligned from Digital Realty, the largest player in the wholesale data center sector.
Despite the Trump administration’s decision, the data center industry is continuing to lead the shift to renewable energy to power the Internet economy.
As the data center and Cloud services industries continue to evolve at a dizzying pace, so too are the business models and investment strategies of industry stakeholders. Seeing tremendous windows of opportunity open up through technological innovation and the changing needs of end users, many new players have been quick to jump in.
At some point, every owner or general contractor operating in the mission critical space has been asked about their dollars per megawatt ($/MW) for a particular construction build. Now, learn how to find and control ALL of the hidden costs behind $/MW.