CEO Satya Nadella says make Microsoft Azure will be “the world’s computer.” As more IT workloads gravitate to cloud computing, these platforms accounted for more than 70 percent of data center leasing in 2020, a trend that is likely to continue.
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.