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.
Snap’s IPO will be a banner event for the data center industry, as the parent of Snapchat has committed to pay $3 billion for cloud infrastructure from Google and Amazon over the next five years.
Amazon’s cloud computing operation may soon have more than 1 gigawatt of power capacity supporting its huge US-East data center cluster, according to a Greenpeace analysis of the company’s energy use.
Amazon Web Services is developing its own customer semiconductor chips to accelerate its cloud computing network. Amazon’s James Hamilton provided an overview at the AWS ReInvent conference.