Ride-sharing startup Uber has leased large chunks of data center space in three major markets during 2015, expanding the future capacity of the real-time data platform driving its growing global transportation logistics empire.
Uber, the ride-sharing platform with driver in over 340 cities across 61 countries, is a key player in data storage. Their data storage network must handle the massive volume of driver updates, mapping data, and dispatch tracking they receive every minute. Uber is also a leader in autonomous vehicle development, which will have unique networking needs in vehicle-to-vehicle communications.
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The growth of cloud computing is providing a huge boost for data center developers, who reported leasing in 2015 on a par with the record volume in 2014. A new report cites 2015 as “one of the best leasing years ever.”