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.
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.
Colocation provider Central Colo has entered the Northern Virginia data center market, acquiring the Tyson Technology Center in Vienna from the Meridian Group for $96 million. The company has already installed its first new tenant.
Amid the consolidation in the data center industry, Equinix and Digital Realty continue to grow through acquisition. We checked in with both companies to discuss the evolving data center market, and the road ahead.
There’s a Silver Lining – when it comes to the new accounting rules. The new lease accounting rules could affect the build v. buy decision. In most cases, companies that would have colocated their data center will continue to do so. What the new rule does is bring into focus the importance of analyze existing contracts to make the best use of new lease agreement rules. To learn more about operating leases and what to look for download this guide.
Colocation providers are building data centers at the sites where undersea fiber optic cables arrive in North America. It’s a new wrinkle in the evolution of edge computing.
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.
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.
The Dallas/Fort Worth region is one of the largest and most active data center markets in the United States. It is currently poised for a data center building boom, with more than 200 megawatts of potential capacity in the pipeline. Download this report to understand the Dallas data center market characteristics, trends and major players in the region.
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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.