Site selection is a strategic process that requires the right blend of power, cost savings, environmental conditions, and scalability. Blake Proffitt of DartPoints explores the reasons that enterprises and hyperscalers are building new data centers in the American Midwest.
Intel will invest $20 billion to create two cutting-edge chip factories in New Albany, Ohio next to a cluster of hyperscale data centers, including large cloud campuses for Facebook, Google and Amazon Web Services.
Google will invest an additional $1 billion in its data center operations in Central Ohio, expanding its campus in New Albany and acquiring land for future campuses in Columbus and Lancaster.
Edge computing specialist DartPoints has acquired Metro Data Centers in a deal that will give it access to the growing hyperscale cloud ecosystem in Central Ohio.
STACK Infrastructure has acquired a data center in New Albany, Ohio, the company said today. The deal highlights the strategic importance of Ohio as a destination for cloud data centers.
Amazon Web Services says it may build another 12 data centers in Ohio, and might add more cloud campuses in the state – if it can get discounts on power.
The center of the country is proving to be the ideal place to add data center capacity. Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon and Microsoft are investing $11 billion in cloud campuses across Iowa, Ohio and Nebraska.