The top data center story for June was an easy call – the $10 billion acquisition of QTS Data Centers. Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in June 2021.
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.
Chicago has long served as a major infrastructure hub for the nation’s commerce, whether goods and services were conveyed by rail, road, air, or data packet. Eric Jacobs, CRO of Aligned, discusses the factors that make Chicago a prime location for data center investment.
Quantum Loophole has teamed with TPG Real Estate Partners to develop a 2,100-acre site in Adamstown, Maryland as a gigawatt-scale data center campus. The venture seeks to extend the massive Northern Virginia data center market across the Potomac into Maryland.
COVID has created a global remote workforce that is accelerating interaction with digital services in all forms, consumption of video and social media. QTS Realty Trust’s Sean Baillie discusses what this means for the colocation and data center sector.
Equinix plans a dramatic expansion of its xScale hyperscale data center program. Backed by a new $3.9 billion joint venture with GIC, Equinix will expand its global xScale operation to 32 data centers and more than, 600 megawatts of capacity.
Blackstone Infrastructure Partners will acquire QTS Realty Trust for $78 a share, valuing QTS at approximately $10 billion, the two companies said today. QTS operates more than 7 million square feet of data centers across North America and Europe.
The Yondr Group, which has focused primarily on building data centers in Europe, is expanding into the Americas, with plans to add $2 billion of new data center projects in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.
The cloud is not only a catalyst. Because it’s a great option for most applications, it has become a competitive benchmark. Enterprise IT leaders must be good stewards of their company’s resources by deploying and managing infrastructure in facilities that meet the same benchmarks as the cloud service providers do. Insights from Chris Bair of Stream Data Centers.
Raul Martynek, CEO at DataBank, refines the definition of edge computing. This is the first of a three-part series looking at the edge from the multiple perspectives of enterprises using and driving edge development: hyperscalers, SaaS application/ content developers, and network providers. In this article, we examine how hyperscale cloud providers see the edge and the role they are playing in its development.
A hybrid IT stratgegy enables businesses to integrate a decentralized footprint into its existing IT strategy without sacrificing the needs of the enterprise and its existing stakeholders.