A new cloud corridor is emerging in Northern Virginia, as data center developers lock down development parcels just west of Dulles Airport. Recent deals value data center sites at more than $1 million an acre.
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.
Shares of data center developer CyrusOne jumped Friday following media reports that the company has received takeover interest from private investors.
Some of the world’s largest investors are raising billions of dollars to invest in digital infrastructure, citing extraordinary demand for capital to fuel the shift to a data economy.
Compass Datacenters has begun construction on a major new campus in Goodyear, Arizona, which has quickly emerged as a hot destination in the Phoenix data center market.
Equinix will form a joint venture with Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC to build six new hyperscale data centers in Europe. The JV will target the FLAP markets of Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris.
Google continues to build its Internet empire, with the announcement of a new subsea cable connecting Europe and Africa, and the revelation of plans for a data center campus in Mesa, Arizona.
Our Data Center Frontier Executive Roundtable looks at the hyperscale data center market with insights from Randy Rowland of Cyxtera, James Leach of RagingWire, Rick Crutchley of Iron Mountain, David Richards of Chatsworth, Phillip Marangella from EdgeConneX and Intel Software’s Jeff Klaus.
With the backing of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, Aligned sees an opportunity to work with hyperscale tenants in new ways, and innovate in data center sustainability and construction.
Microsoft says its new data centers in Sweden will be its most advanced and sustainable to date by integrating renewable energy sources, and a new data center design.
Andrew Schaap, CEO at Aligned Energy, explores the many ways to approach data center cooling. According to Schaap, to future-proof your data center cooling, it is best to start with an adaptive data center partner.