Global Data Center Market Comparison

Dave Fanning • 1/17/2020

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Data Centers, once an afterthought for global enterprises, are now a cornerstone of the information economy, and $100 billion has poured into the asset class over the past decade, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Data Center Market Comparison External Link.

This study evaluated 1,162 data centers around the world, utilizing a unique weighted methodology to rank 38 global markets and arrive at an overall top ten. Key emerging data center markets are also identified.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although the top three markets (Northern Virginia, Silicon Valley, and Dallas) had considerably higher scores than fourth place, the next 12 markets were separated by a final score of less than 10 percent;
  • Several European markets including Paris, Zurich, and Madrid have received considerable international interest, with the continent becoming a new hyper-scale target where power is available;
  • Many markets in Asia-Pacific are expecting considerable growth in the next three years with demand for greater connectivity.

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