Legislation making qualified data center facilities exempt from Virginia’s sales and use taxes went into effect in 2009. To qualify, data center providers must spend at least $150 million and create between 25-50 new jobs in the area. Those tax breaks have since been extended through 2035. A new Data Center Frontier report explores the business environment and the positive trends spurred by Northern Virginia data center tax incentives.
Mass adoption of augmented reality (AR) has been limited thus far. That’s about to change, and the enterprise may lead, according to Gartner Research, which says IT teams should prepare to support immersive, data-intensive media experiences.
The subsea cable world is being disrupted by hyperscale cloud players, who are investing to reroute traditional undersea lanes to bring data traffic ashore near their giant data center campuses.
The past year has been an extremely active period for data center construction, as well as real estate transactions to lock down development sites for future data center campuses. There is currently 58MW of data center capacity under construction in Northern Virginia. But the larger story is the long-term outlook for dynamic growth in the region’s data center industry. A new Data Center Frontier series provides overview of the major hubs of data center activity in Northern Virginia.
H5 Data Centers is pursuing a strategy of expanding in growing second-tier markets, tracking the expanding geography of cloud adoption and content distribution. Its newest acquisition is in San Antonio.
The growth of machine-to-machine (M2M) data is projected to escalate rapidly in the next five years. Edge computing can play an important role in data ingest, accepting data from devices and creating a richer two-way flow of information across the network.
An unprecedented data center building boom in Northern Virginia offers early lessons on how the Internet knits itself into the fabric of modern life, and how data centers impact the life of a community.
Northern Virginia is the Home of the Hyperscalers, with the world’s largest concentration of cloud computing infrastructure. As the cloud computing arms race accelerates, the battle will be waged with data centers. A new Data Center Frontier Series offers an overview of significant transactions and demand trends in Northern Virginia in 2018.
Several data center startups view edge computing as part of a fundamental shift in Internet architecture, moving network interconnection points from the core of the Internet to its outer perimeter.
Northern Virginia is the focal point for the explosive growth of cloud computing, which has made it the world’s largest data center market. It is currently undergoing an extraordinary data center building boom, the likes of which the industry has never seen. A new Data Center Frontier series explores why the market is so hot.