Chris Bair, Senior Vice President of Sales and Leasing at Stream Data Centers, highlights how enterprise and hyperscale data center requirements have grown more and more similar over the past two decades.
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.
Facebook announced this week that it will expand its Eagle Mountain Data Center in Utah by more than 900,000 square feet with two new buildings, highlighting the extraordinary growth of data center campuses.
CEO Satya Nadella says make Microsoft Azure will be “the world’s computer.” As more IT workloads gravitate to cloud computing, these platforms accounted for more than 70 percent of data center leasing in 2020, a trend that is likely to continue.
The cloud needs more real estate. Hyperscale cloud operators are aggressively acquiring real estate, Recent transactions, like Microsoft’s purchase of 900 acres in Virginia, suggest that some of these server cities will reach colossal scale.
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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.