In the latest sign of momentum for Quebec as a destination for hyperscale data centers, COLO-D has announced plans to build a 150-megawatt data center campus near Montreal.
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.
In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Bob Woolley, Vice President of Critical Facilities Engineering and Design at RagingWire Data Centers, examines how the data center industry should respond to new design requirements for hyperscale cloud, the enterprise and more.
RagingWire Data Centers’ decision to compete for large hyperscale deals is paying dividends in Northern Virginia, where the company is adding capacity to support recent customer wins.
In the first six months of 2018, developers in Data Center Alley in Northern Virginia leased more mission-critical space than has been sold in any single year, in any market, anywhere on earth.
In our Executive Roundtable, thought leaders from Digital Realty, Vertiv and BASELAYER debate data center trends. Today: The emergence of hyperscale computing as a separate market segment.
Wholesale data center leases are growing rapidly, according to CloudHQ founder Hossein Fateh, who said hyperscale deals will soon reach into the hundreds of megawatts.
Equinix has tapped industry veteran Jim Smith as its new Managing Director – Hyperscale, a sign that the colocation provider sees a significant opportunity in its expansion into hyperscale data center construction.
QTS Realty Trust has signed a 24 megawatt data center lease with a global cloud company, which will occupy a new data center building on land QTS has acquired in Manassas, Virginia.
QTS has announced a restructuring that sharpens its focus on the hyperscale opportunity, including a clear move away from in-house cloud and managed services offerings. QTS shares are sharply lower on the announcement.
Equinix says it will pursue larger deals with hyperscale Internet companies, a move that further blurs the lines between the “retail” colocation and wholesale data center business models.