What lies ahead for the data center industry in 2022? We’ve identified 8 themes that will shape the data center business this year. The overarching theme is dealing with the challenges of growth and the data center industry’s vital role in a digital society.
While a sustainability-linked loan can be used for any purpose, the hallmark of this debt instrument is that the borrower’s performance is measured against predetermined sustainability objectives which affect the interest rate, incentivizing improved performance over time. Anubhav Raj, CFO of Aligned, explores how sustainability-linked financing will influence the data center industry in years to come.
Data center developer EdgeConneX has made a strategic investment in Chayora, a leading data center provider in China. The partnership provides EdgeConneX with data center offerings in Beijing and Shanghai.
Iron Mountain looks to strengthen its sustainability and asset management operations by acquiring a controlling stake in ITRenew, which decommissions data centers and recycles IT assets.
Equinix is expanding into Africa by acquiring MainOne, a leading West African data center operator. The $320 million deal signals a new phase of growth for the data center market in Africa, with the recent market entry of three of the world’s largest multi-tenant providers.
Flexential has raised $2.1 billion to accelerate its growth strategy, and will use the money to deploy highly-sustainable data centers and enter new markets. Flexential is the latest data center company to use asset-backed securities to raise funds, including a green bond component.
Learn about common myths and where today’s modular modernization and the race to data center ROI impact digital infrastructure. A DCF special report courtesy of ABB looks at How Digital Modernization is Impacting Physical Modular Infrastructure.
The list of the largest data center deals has been remade, with new entries at the top to reflect today’s acquisitions of CyrusOne and CoreSite. Here’s a look at the billion-dollar deals and the trends behind them.
Investment giants KKR and Global Infrastructure Partners will acquire data center developer CyrusOne for $15 billion, taking the company private in the largest M&A deal in the history of the data center sector.
American Tower Corporation will acquire data center developer CoreSite for $10.1 billion, the companies announced this morning. The deal represents a bold move into the data center business for American Tower, which is the world’s largest owner of wireless infrastructure.