In a blockbuster deal for the data center sector, Equinix will acquire 24 data center sites from Verizon, including the NAP of the Americas in Miami and NAP of the Capital Region in Culpeper, Virginia.
Customers can buy data center space in a number of ways. One of the most popular is colocation, tenants buy space by the rack, cabinet or cage. Larger requirements typically use the wholesale data center model, in which a tenant leases a finished suite of “turn-key” raised-floor space. The dividing lines between the two have blurred in recent years, which wholesale providers pursuing smaller deals while colo specialists add suites to their offerings. Both retail colocation providers and companies selling wholesale data center space are pushing into new markets, extending these IT outsourcing services to new audiences.
CenturyLink has sold its data center portfolio for $2.15 billion to a consortium led by Manny Medina, who previously built Terremark into a major player in colocation and cloud services.
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Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT has often provided an exit for facility owners looking to sell. The company continues to contemplate whether there’s an exit strategy in its future.
ICONIQ Capital, the wealth manager to Silicon Valley billionaires, has taken equity positions in two T5 Data Centers projects. It’s an example of broadening investor interest in the data center sector.
In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Josh Moody, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at FORTRUST, discusses how data center colocation supports cost savings and reduces complexity.
T5 Data Centers has acquired a large facility in Elk Grove Village from Forsythe Data Centers, which will continue in place as the anchor tenant.
Sentinel Data Centers has pre-leased 25 percent of its 10 megawatt expansion at its Durham data center, continuing a trend in which tenants have been pre-leasing large volumes of data center space.
It’s getting tough to find space to build data centers in Santa Clara. That’s why Vantage Data Centers has secured a 9-acre site for a new cloud campus, which will be home to four data centers.