Data center customers leased nearly 700 megawatts of IT capacity in 2020, according to a new report from North American Data Centers. That doubled the prior record from 2018, as the COVID-19 pandemic created extraordinary demand.
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.
Construction of new data center space is at a new high, with nearly 300 megawatts of projects under construction, according to a new report from North American Data Centers.