Hyperscale cloud builders are accelerating their data center buildouts as they add capacity for new customers. As investment surges to new highs, what will the “new normal” look like for the data center industry?
Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has effectively created the cloud market and continues to be a leader in the cloud computing sector. AWS provides an incredible array of services on top of their cloud platform, from storage and networking, to machine learning and game development. Amazon continuously innovates at every level of computing, from the design of their hyperscale data centers down to the semiconductors in their servers.
Headquarters: Seattle, WA
Dominion Virginia Power and several community groups have reached an agreement that clears the way for new power lines to support a data center project in Haymarket, Virginia, ending a long-running dispute.
Northstar Commercial Partners has entered the Northern Virginia data center market, buying a prime land parcel in Loudoun County to build a data center campus for one of the world’s largest companies.
What were the year’s biggest data center stories? Here’s a look back at the trends and stories that mattered in 2017.
Many of the top-read stories on Data Center Frontier in 2017 focused on the growth of AWS’ cloud, including Amazon’s movement and growth in data center markets across the country. Learn more about how Amazon grew this year.
Cloud computing continues to drive business growth and headlines, as reflected in the most popular stories at Data Center Frontier during November.
Amazon Web Services says it may build another 12 data centers in Ohio, and might add more cloud campuses in the state – if it can get discounts on power.
Amazon Web Services is working with a data center developer to build 11 new data centers in Northern Virginia in 2018-19, which would add 2 million SF of cloud capacity.
The center of the country is proving to be the ideal place to add data center capacity. Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon and Microsoft are investing $11 billion in cloud campuses across Iowa, Ohio and Nebraska.
COPT, which is the primary landlord for Amazon Web Services in Northern Virginia, is building two data centers in Ashburn for an unnamed tenant.