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.
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.
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.
For some people, the Edge is defined as being located in either a Tier 2 or Tier 3 market, or it’s classified as being a small or micro data center. But, in fact, the Edge can really be a data center of any size, located everywhere and anywhere businesses and communities need to be connected to the wider world of communications, content, and cloud-based services.
Another major data center cluster is emerging in Northern Virginia near Leesburg, about 10 miles west of Ashburn’s Data Center Alley, where TA Realty has unveiled plans for a 1.5 million square foot data center campus.
India is a land of opportunity for global data center providers, but it has its own unique challenges. In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Michael Goh, Senior Director and General Manager of Iron Mountain’s Data Centers for APAC, discusses the state of the data center market in India.
Much of the future data center development in Greater Phoenix will take place in Mesa to the East, and Goodyear to the West. Our DCF Special Report looks at these 2 developing sub-markets.
Aligned is entering the Suburban Chicago market, and has broken ground on a 100-megawatt data center campus in Northlake, continuing to add capacity across the U.S.