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.
Insights: Data Center Site Selection
The latest trends in data center site selection and geography: where cloud computing facilities are being built and why, including the cost of power and tax incentives.
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.
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.
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.
Boston is home to 884,000 square feet (SF) of commissioned data center space, representing 88 megawatts (MW) of commissioned power, according to market research from datacenterHawk.
Boston’s active startup ecosystem also creates demand for data center services. There are more than 1,800 startups in the Greater Boston area,
Cyxtera launches with a focus on secure infrastructure, bringing together next-generation security startups and a data center network spanning 2.6 million square feet of space and 3,500 customers.
Strong clusters of customers in higher education, biotechnology and the pharmaceutical sector drive demand for data center space in the Greater Boston market.
Luxembourg’s ETIX Everywhere is bringing its data center platform to America, seeking to replicate its success in bringing data centers to emerging markets seeking to become Smart Cities.