As large hyperscale leases drive the growth of cloud campuses, QTS Data Centers sees an emerging hyperscale opportunity in its huge Richmond data center, a massive former semiconductor fab.
The Chicago data center market appears poised for growth. Leasing was strong during 2015, with net absorption of 27 MW of capacity. This robust leasing has prompted new construction, with up to 200 MW of additional capacity planned for coming years. There are several new players entering the Chicago market, while incumbent providers are adding space to accommodate future demand.