Data is the foundation of the new economy, and many of the most popular stories at Data Center Frontier in 2019 focused on the role of the hyperscale data center — “a super-sized version of the mission-critical facilities that house the servers powering the Internet.”
Here’s a look back at Data Center Frontier’s coverage of the hyperscale sector in 2019, including our special reports and, features on the latest noteworthy trends and projects.
Special Report Insight
Data Center Frontier’s special report series works to highlight leading trends and markets in the data center and colocation space. Hyperscale insight and news on the future of the market dotted reports throughout 2019, including the below top posts:
The Hyperscale Data Center Drives the Global Cloud Revolution’
The hyperscale data center is reshaping the global IT landscape, shifting data from on-premises computer rooms and IT closets to massive centralized data center hubs. Explore further how cloud campuses will continue to enable operators to rapidly add server capacity and electric power.
The Future of Hyperscale Computing
At Data Center Frontier, we believe the next 10 to 15 years will be an era of continuous advancement, as next-generation technologies accelerate the digitization of the global economy. Here’s our take on the road ahead for hyperscale.
Reshaping the Global IT Landscape: The Impact of Hyperscale Data Centers
A new report explores how hyperscale computing has changed the supply chain for digital infrastructure, and how this computing shift will evolve. This excerpt dives into the impact of hyperscale computing.
Hyperscale Computing Poised to Make Dramatic Impact on Service Providers
The growth of hyperscale computing has major implication for data center service providers, driving segmentation within the service provider universe. This special report excerpt highlights the implications of major growth of hyperscale computing for data service providers, as well as the future of hyperscale.
How Hyperscale Customers & Data Centers Are Unique
This special report excerpt from a Data Center Frontier report series explores the influence of hyperscale customers, the geography of hyperscale data centers — and what sets them apart.
Who Are the Data Center Industry’s Hyperscale Players?
Hyperscale computing has changed the supply chain for digital infrastructure, and how this computing shift will evolve. This special report excerpt dives into the impact of hyperscale computing.
Trends in Hyperscale
Find out where data center development is ebbing and flowing, the state of data center supply on a large scale, new epicenters of the cloud market and more:
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Northern Virginia: Less Hyper, Still Plenty of Scale
After years of rocket-ship growth, the Northern Virginia data center market is still flying high, but in a slightly lower orbit than in 2018. Industry CEOs, executives and analysts discuss trends in Data Center Alley.
HyperSpeed: How the Data Center Supply Chain Keeps Pace (Roundtable)
Hyperscale deployments are moving faster than ever. Our DCF Executive Roundtable outlines ways the data center supply chain keep pace with the rapid growth of digital infrastructure.
A New Cloud Corridor Emerges South of Ashburn
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.
The State of the Hyperscale Data Center (Roundtable)
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.
Hyperscale Leasing is Booming: Can The Supply Chain Keep Pace?
Wholesale data center leasing doubled during 2018, spurred by a proliferation of huge hyperscale deals. That rapid pace of growth is testing the industry’s supply chain and construction staffing.
Tech Leaders Ramp up Hyperscale Growth
Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft all made splashes in the hyperscale and large data center market in 2019. Find out where these tech giants and more are scaling up growth as the data boom continues:
Google Building More Data Centers for Massive Future Clouds: Google is building more data centers in more places than ever before, and appears likely to make good on its pledge to invest $13 billion in new data center campuses in 2019.
Amazon Continues Its Cloud Expansion in Northern Virginia
Amazon Web Services continues to lease large amounts of new data center space in Northern Virginia, and may be boosting the size of its data centers.
Compass Scales Up for Growth in Top Hyperscale Markets
With a new round of funding, Compass Datacenters is building big in the three hottest hyperscale data center markets. CEO Chris Crosby provides an update on the company’s hyperscale ambitions.
Going xScale: Equinix, GIC Partner on Hyperscale Data Centers in Europe
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.
Microsoft Plans Zero-Carbon Data Center in Sweden
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.
Facebook Will Begin Selling Wholesale Fiber Capacity
As Facebook builds more fiber routes to move data traffic between its data centers, it will begin selling unused capacity to other companies, effectively entering the wholesale fiber business.
Where Fields Become Clouds: The CyrusOne Approach to Speed and Scale
The growth of the CyrusOne Phoenix campus demonstrates why the company has been a pioneer in the rapid growth of the data center industry, advancing new ways of building at speed and scale. Its next phase of growth will target European markets.
QTS Partners to Fund Hyperscale Data Centers, in Manassas and Beyond
QTS Data Centers has formed a joint venture with global infrastructure investor Alinda Capital Partners that could provide up to $1 billion in funding for future data center construction, starting with a campus in Manassas, Virginia.
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