Historically, DFW has been primarily an enterprise market (80% enterprise and 20% cloud as a colocation market), and the lion’s share of DFW’s excellent absorption numbers comes from enterprise users, which typically are smaller than hyperscale players. That makes its placement among the nation's data center markets an impressive feat — DFW has the third most absorption in the nation behind Northern Virginia and Silicon Valley whose absorption numbers get boosts from hyperscale users, according to CBRE’s data center team.Read more
Developers in Northern Virginia leased a record 115 megawatts of data center space in 2017, according to a new report. The historic gains of the past two years follow on 62 megawatts of leasing in 2105. No other data center market in the world has recorded more than 59 MWs of leases in a calendar year, Tucker said.Read more
Unnamed mobile network provider to get a new place for its switches: Dallas-based data center developer Lincoln Rackhouse is about to break ground on a 35,000 square foot (3,251 sq m) telecommunications facility in Sunrise, Florida, being built for an unnamed US mobile network provider.Read more
World’s most valuable public company promises huge US investment, job hiring spree
Technology giant Apple has promised to increase its investment in the United States over the next five years and spend more than $10 billion on data centers. The “expanded capital expenditure” on data centers adds to what the company had already planned to spend on its digital infrastructure.
Evocative provides a mix of data center services, including colocation, private and hybrid cloud solutions, network and security services, managed services, and public cloud connectivity (via partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform). The Reston site gives East Coast presence to the predominantly West Coast data center provider that’s been expanding since last year. Evocative plans more acquisitions and a national IP backbone.Read more
Even with all the coffee and energy drinks in the world, humans require sleep. Doctors suggest a good seven to eight hours a night for optimum performance. But machines don’t have the same restrictions. No rest is required, no holidays. They’re generally on 24/7. And that means they are sensing, analyzing and transmitting data 24/7.Read more
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal confirmed Tuesday that Dallas-based CyrusOne is expected to develop a $200M data center campus at the Riverside West Industrial Park in Douglasville.
Signs New Lease with Lincoln Rackhouse in Perimeter Data Center Containing Anchor Tenant; Commenced Exit of Existing Atlanta Corporate Offices and another Non-Core Data Center; Will Consolidate into Two Strategic Atlanta Footprints: Williams Street Data Center and New Perimeter FacilityRead more
All the merger and acquisition activity in the data center market has some worried about cloud computing costs. Everywhere you look, massive data center consolidation is underway.Read more
The rise of the service provider and the decline of the enterprise data center are intersecting in the sale-leaseback, a real estate strategy that provides benefits for both parties. Industry executives says 2018 is shaping up as a big year for sale-leaseback deals, due to the increased number of properties available and more service providers embracing the strategy as an attractive way to expand into new markets.Read more