As Blackstone Infrastructure completes its record $10 billion deal to buy QTS Realty, we look at the major billion-dollar deals in the data center industry, and how they have shaped the sector over the past five years.
Digital Realty is the largest landlord in the data center space, owning over 180 centers in 33 different markets. Their wholesale data center solutions have attracted big names in the tech industry, such as Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook. The company acquired DuPont Fabros Technology in 2017, further expanding its presence in the hyperscale market.
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
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Digital Realty will partner with Zayo Group to pursue its vision for an open “fabric of fabrics” providing software-powered connections that span the globe’s major data hubs.
Digital Realty is expanding into India through a joint venture with global infrastructure investor Brookfield Infrastructure, a move that will further accelerate the development of digital infrastructure in the world’s second-largest country.
Digital Realty has outlined its vision for a more distributed interconnection landscape, with network connections moving closer to giant storehouses of data, rather than being concentrated in network hubs in city centers.
Amid a statewide power emergency, major data centers in Texas are running on generator power to keep customers online and reduce load on the state’s struggling grid. Large operators say service is uninterrupted, but news reports indicate some data centers in the region are experiencing outages.
Digital Realty plans to build a four-story, 430,000-square-foot data center in Santa Clara, providing additional room for customer growth in the strategic Silicon Valley technology market.
Data center developers are scrambling to add capacity, as this year’s record leasing activity has consumed much of the available supply of server space. Several leading markets are seeing a boom in construction.
Data center customers have leased more than 500 megawatts of capacity in 2020, an all-time record. With space scarce in key markets, cloud platforms and video services are pre-leasing data centers before they are built.
The growing adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) poses challenges for data center design, as high-density racks of GPUs require low-latency access to massive datasets, including some in the cloud.