Investors are buying up regional data centers, as demand for Internet infrastructure extends beyond major markets to support edge computing. In the latest example, 365 Data Centers has been acquired by an investor group.
Compass Datacenters has new investors, highlighting the growing investor interest in edge computing and new data center capacity to support the Internet of Things.
Edge computing is evolving beyond caching, and will require more compute power and intelligence to manage the movement of data, say analysts, who predict this will create business opportunities for data center providers in 2017.
When you think of the leading data center markets in the country a few cities and states immediately come to mind: New Jersey, Northern Virginia, Santa Clara California, Dallas, Texas, Jackson, Mississippi… While the capital city of the Magnolia state may seem more likely to conjure visions of mint juleps rather than rows of racks and servers, that won’t always be the case if the state’s governmental leaders have their way. Although we may never refer to the area as the “Silicon Delta”, the efforts of states like Mississippi reflect the desire of many non-traditional locales to welcome the data center industry with open arms. The packages of economic incentives available, and under consideration, by a number of state and local governments provide new opportunities to many businesses outside of the traditional major data center markets.
After years of slow but steady adoption, KyotoCooling technology has gained significant traction with data center service providers.
Improving data center energy efficiency is an important goal. There are a variety of complex business and technical issues which interact that can affect the design, as well as the present and future operating conditions over the operating life of the data center.
Expect to see more acquisitions in coming months as the data center sector continues to consolidate, say the five panelists on our Data Center Executive Roundtable. Some deals will focus on scale, some on geography, and others on specialization.
Our Data Center Executive Roundtable panelists look at the market for Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software solutions. The bottom line: The market remains huge, solutions are still maturing, and customers are becoming more discerning.
Our Data Center Executive Roundtable panelists debate the impact of hybrid cloud for service providers.
ASHRAE standard 90.4 may increase the cost of preparing documentation during data center design, and could limit innovation by hyperscale pioneers by having local build departments reject or limit their future design options. Learn more in this Data Center Frontier Special Report.