Our Top 10 most popular stories for last month includes profiles on eight leading developers and service providers. If you’re seeking to understand the competitive landscape of the data center sector, it’s a pretty good reading list.
Formed in 2013 as a partnership between Dering Capital and Global Tower Partners, Digital Bridge has become a large investor in communications infrastructure and data centers. Through investment and acquisition, Digital Bridge has built an impressive portfolio of wholesale data centers, edge and micro data centers, and wireless communications technology. In 2017, Digital Bridge acquired Vantage Data Centers.
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DigitalBridge is notable for its ability to deploy capital and capacity. That was on display this week in expansion announcements for DigitalBridge’s flagship data center platforms, DataBank and Vantage Data Centers.
Data center operators have employed a variety of strategies to navigate supply chain pressures and line up equipment for construction projects. A dozen data center C-suite executives provide insights on the supply chain challenge and the industry’s response.
With its latest expansion into the Asia-Pacific market, Vantage Data Centers will have a footprint that stretches from Warsaw to Kuala Lumpur, including assets acquired last week from Agile Data Centers and PCCW in a $1.5 billion deal.
Colony Capital is changing its name to DigitalBridge, a move that aligns its brand with CEO Marc Ganzi’s vision for a company driving the transition to a cloud-powered future. Ganzi sees DigitalBridge as the first truly global, diversified digital REIT.
Some of the world’s largest investors are raising billions of dollars to invest in digital infrastructure, citing extraordinary demand for capital to fuel the shift to a data economy.
Investors are looking to build broad-based portfolios of digital assets, including data centers, telecom towers, fiber and antennas. Recent examples include Digital Colony’s deal for Zayo Group, and American Tower’s entry into colocation.
2017 is already shaping up as a landmark year for consolidation in the data center industry, including the megamerger between Digital Realty and DFT. Here’s a recap of the deals thus far in 2017.
DataBank and Vertical Bridge are partnering to build a network of micro data centers at the base of cell towers to support demand for edge computing.
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.