Acquisitions. Hardware. Land. They all shape the trajectory of the data center sector, and are featured in the most popular stories at Data Center Frontier for March.
The top reader favorite was our coverage of CyrusOne completing its $15 billion deal to be acquired by two prominent investment firms. NVIDIA rolled out powerful new GPU-driven hardware at its annual GTC conference, which offer new capabilities to use AI to transform business operations – and the data centers behind them. With site selection at the forefront this year, companies pursuing land banking strategies in Northern Virginia are finding it harder to locate good development sites.
Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in March 2022, in order of article views:
- CyrusOne Becomes A Private Company as $15 Billion Buyout is Completed: As data center developer CyrusOne completes its sale to investment firms KKR and Global Infrastructure Partners, we look at what the deal means for CyrusOne and the data center industry.
- NVIDIA: New Hardware Will Transform Data Centers into AI Factories: NVIDIA has unveiled powerful new GPU hardware to serve as the key building blocks for its vision to transform data centers into “AI factories” unleashing new frontiers in technical computing. That includes the new Hopper architecture and H100 GPUs.
- The Cloud Needs More Land in Northern Virginia:: Housing the servers that power the cloud has become a real estate challenge in Northern Virginia. Loudoun County is reviewing the future options for new projects, with one proposed data center district being shelved by local officials.
- Skybox, Prologis Plan New Data Center Campus in Austin: Skybox Datacenters and Prologis are partnering on a new data center campus in Pflugerville, a northern suburb of Austin. It’s another indication of how Austin is gaining traction as a home for data centers.
- Are Nuclear-Powered Data Centers on the Horizon?: Are nuclear-powered data centers an option in the battle to forestall climate change? That’s the focus of today’s edition of the DCF Executive Roundtable. featuring five experts on data centers and cloud computing.
- STACK Infrastructure Goes Global, Integrates IPI Data Centers in Europe: STACK Infrastructure is expanding into Europe, adding data centers previously operated by DigiPlex and SUPERNAP Italia to create a global platform spanning 16 markets and three continents.
- Data Centers Bring $1.2 Billion A Year in Taxes into Virginia’s Economy: The data center industry brings $1.2 billion in tax revenue into the Virginia economy annually, including $1 billion to local municipalities and $174 million to the state, according to a new study from the Northern Virginia Technology Council.
- The Changing Data Center Landscape: The Hyperscale Shift: Leaders in the data center and enterprise space are beginning to look at the data center and connected infrastructure in a fundamentally new way, according to CBRE. In this second article in a series on facility management, learn how the data center landscape has changed with the shift to hyperscale.
- Big Financial Firms Seek to Boost Investment in Data Center Sector: The flow of investment dollars into the data center industry may be gaining steam. A new CBRE survey of large institutional investors found that 95 percent plan to increase their capital deployment in the global data center sector in 2022.
- Vantage Data Centers Outlines Major Expansion in Quebec: Vantage Data Centers will invest CAD$900 million ($712 million US) to rapidly scale its Canadian operations, including the development of a third campus in Montreal and the expansion of existing campuses in Montreal and Quebec City.
Education is part of our mission at Data Center Frontier. In our Voices of the Industry feature, we share the experience of data center executives on the front lines of innovation. Here’s a look at the most popular Voices columns for DCF readers last month:
- Water is Life (Stream Data Centers): Water is a resource we must acknowledge as finite, and we must safeguard it accordingly. Stream Data Center’s Chris Bair and Yvonne Deir share their perspectives on data center water use and how to optimize water consumption.
- How The Supply Chain Crisis Should Change Our Approach Moving Forward (ProLift Rigging): While the supply chain crisis has had major negative effects, there are some positives from our current situation. Bill Tierney, Senior Vice President, at ProLift Rigging explores key lessons that can be learned from the supply chain crisis.
- Living on the Edge (Kohler Power Systems): The edge is no longer a specific size or as precise of a place as it once was, but just because it has grown more complex doesn’t mean that we can’t distinguish what or where it is. Sean Farney, Director of Data Center Marketing at Kohler Power Systems explores the ever evolving definition of the edge.
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