Iron Mountain will acquire a data center to accelerate its expansion in Frankfurt, one of Europe’s most strategic and competitive markets. It will buy a 10-megawatt facility from a Keppel affiliate for $90 million (EUR 76 million).
Insights: Data Center Site Selection
The latest trends in data center site selection and geography: where cloud computing facilities are being built and why, including the cost of power and tax incentives.
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.
Cyxtera Technologies is expanding its presence in Silicon Valley, leasing a 9 megawatt data center being built by Prime Data Centers. It is also adding capacity in the Greater Chicago market.
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.
Cloud infrastructure company phoenixNAP will build a new 500,000 square foot data center as it expands its Phoenix campus to boost its customer capacity, It’s the latest sign of future growth for the Greater Phoenix data center market.
The data center business has gone global. For developers, this means extending their operations across borders and oceans. On the DCF Show, Rich talks with AJ Byers, of Compass Datacenters about their new campus in Israel, opportunities in Europe, and the quest for more clean electricity in Montreal, where crypto and cannabis firms are also seeking power to expand their operations.
Facebook will build two more data centers at its campus in Iowa, which will now feature 4.1 million square feet of space. The new construction adds to the massive cloud computing cluster in Iowa.
There are small improvements that can be made everywhere by being infinitely curious and questioning every “that’s how it has always been done” process. In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Zech Connell, Data Center Market Manager at ProLift Rigging explores how questioning everything about the construction process can drive data center innovation.
Phoenix’s data center friendly business environment has made it a destination for providers from other markets – particularly California – who are seeking to place data center assets in a location with low disaster risk, either for primary or backup data centers. A DCF special report looks at what lies ahead for this important market.
Whether it be an earthquake, tornado, cyberattack, or a black out, natural and man-made disasters can have a catastrophic impact on businesses, especially data centers where 100% uptime is expected. A new white paper from Stream Data Centers outlines best practices for disaster planning in mission-critical environments like data centers.