Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Data Center is Still Hot

The data center business is still growing strong. M and A is still healthy due to companies trying to get the right mix of locations in their portfolio.

Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and Google are still building data centers. Apple is building its thirddata center in Oregon. Microsoft is building on in Iowa. Any other SAAS company - twitter, Snapchat, Salesforce, Carbonite, - and any VoIP provider is using data center space.

They are trying to get more efficient on cooling and power at the same time that they get denser. Hard to do. Switch in Nevada is in a fight over a solar power plant it wants to build.

Cyrus One out of Texas has added another data center to Phoenix and Texas.

Digital Bridge Holdings LLC, a firm that invests and operates companies that power wireless communications, is buying DataBank Ltd, a private Dallas-based data center company, the companies said on Thursday. [Reuters]

Netrality Properties bought two data centers from Digital Realty Trust out in St. Louis, Missouri as well as a bit of colo from 365 Data Centers. [source]

Even in Tampa, WOW! built out a data center after acquiring E Solutions and Knology. Also, Hivelocity Hosting expanded to another facility. And Peak 10 has 3 data centers in town.

The need is there. I can help you if you need colocation, a cage, a rack, whatever. Call the office at 813-963-5884

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