Both smaller organizations and large hyperscale customers need to have a strong global data center strategy. A new white paper from Iron Mountain provides seven key considerations for building that strategy, including site selection risk factors, power infrastructure, and connectivity.
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.
Expedient is an experienced player in the local data center business, and sees an opportunity for growth through sale-leasebacks in regional markets. The cloud services specialist has just added two new data center locations in Milwaukee and Phoenix.
STACK Infrastructure is expanding into the Asia-Pacific market, and will to build its first two data centers in Tokyo and Osaka. The company expects to enter at least four other Asia-Pacific markets through either acquisitions or development.
Vantage Data Centers is expanding into Africa, and has begun construction on a $1 billion data center campus in Johannesburg, South Africa. The project is notable because it is first direct expansion into Africa by a major U.S. data center developer.
TA Realty is one of the new entrants in the Northern Virginia data center market. It is building a large campus in Leesburg, and has ambitions to become a long-term player in the global market for digital infrastructure.
Utah continues to gain momentum as a growth market for hyperscale computing. Google has purchased land for a future campus in Eagle Mountain, near where Facebook is currently building a huge data center.
Recent weather-related disasters and climate considerations are prompting some changes in data center operations (including cooling) but our Roundtable is split on whether site selection will change much.
Chuck Kuhn has become an active player in the data center real estate market in Northern Virginia, and his JK Land Holdings is now expanding its business to other leading North American data center markets.
Prime Data Centers is entering the Suburban Chicago market in a big way. The developer says it will invest $1 billion to create a 750,000 square foot data center campus in Elk Grove Village.
For businesses looking to enrich the data center experience, the advantages of the Hillsboro, Oregon extend beyond its proximity to the Bay Area and Seattle. Ryan Mallory, COO of Colocation Services at Flexential explains why Hillsboro, Oregon is a hot spot for data centers.