It’s been a strange and extraordinary year, in which many existing data center trends have been amplified by the pandemic. Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in 2020, ranked by page views.
Insights and trends on hyperscale computing and data centers
A Hyperscale data centers is defined as when one tenant leases at least 10 Megawatts of data center space. Typically, the architectures are designed to provide a single, massively scalable compute architecture that can scale with demand. Hyperscale computing is necessary when a company needs to build a robust and scalable cloud, AI, or distributed storage system and is often associated with the infrastructure required to run global companies such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Amazon.
Cologix says it has broken ground on a large data center campus in Northern Virginia, commencing construction on a planned 1 million square foot campus in the heart of “Data Center Alley” in Ashburn.
The data center industry is busier than ever. With more new players entering the industry, this has meant lower pricing on large deals in the most competitive markets.
With their focus on customized specs, hyperscale operators have “flipped the coin” on the typical supplier/customer relationship. Todd Schneider, Director of Product Management and Hyperscale Business Development at Chatsworth Products, discusses how to build collaboration among hyperscale data centers, integrators and manufacturers.
Vantage Data Centers has acquired the hyperscale data center business from Hypertec in Montreal, expanding its footprint in the Quebec market to 81 megawatts of IT capacity across three campuses.
Vantage Data Centers has raised $1.25 billion in equity funding from its current investors, led by Digital Colony. The funding reinforces the value proposition of building wholesale data center space for hyperscale customers, including the leading players in cloud computing and online commerce.
More than 373 megawatts of new wholesale data center construction is underway across major markets in the United States, according to a newly-published 2021 market outlook from CBRE.
Plans are underway for a $360 million data center project in the heart of Data Center Alley in Ashburn, Virginia, situated at the most connected point on the Internet.
Microsoft continues to expand its global data center infrastructure, buying land to add massive amounts of server capacity in key North American cloud hubs in Iowa, Northern Virginia and Phoenix.
Data center developers continue to deploy more capacity, as the digital economy races to keep pace with demand for more capacity due to pandemic-driven societal shifts. Here’s a roundup of this week’s development and finance news.