Data Center Research & Benchmarking

WiredRE provides fact-based data center research on the premium and wholesale data center industry nationally. Topics covered include data center leasing rates, construction costs, technology trends, competition, buying criteria, and investment risk management. WiredRE works with and consults on data center and Internet service providers, including Equinix, Verizon, CoreSite, DuPont Fabros, Digital Realty Trust, Internap, and privately held regional providers.

Data center activity in Canada has considerably increased since the beginning of the year, with Salesforce.com Inc., OpenDNS and IBM all announcing plans for new facilities in the country.

Canada Data Center Activity Increases: Salesforce, OpenDNS, IBM add new facilities

Jun 27, 2014

Canada data center activity has considerably increased since the beginning of the year, with Salesforce.com Inc., OpenDNS and IBM all announcing plans for new facilities in the country. READ MORE »

CyrusOne recently released a report outlining the growing trend of businesses leveraging the services of carrier-neutral data centers for their colocation and disaster recovery needs.

Carrier-Neutral Colocation Data Center Trend Growing

Jun 09, 2014

CyrusOne recently released a report outlining the growing trend of businesses leveraging the services of carrier-neutral colocation data centers for colocation and disaster recovery needs. READ MORE »

Software-defined data centers can bring a range of benefits and are being hailed by many as the future of data centers.

Software-Defined Data Center Benefits

Jun 05, 2014

Software-defined data centers bring a range of benefits and are being hailed by many as the future of data centers.  READ MORE »

Dimension Data announced plans to open three new data centers in Canada, New Zealand and Brazil, expanding its global service footprint.

Global Data Center Expansion for Dimension Data

Jun 04, 2014

Dimension Data recently announced plans to open a new Canada data center, New Zealand data center and Brazil data center by September, 2014.  READ MORE »

It is critical that data center operators work to bolster their facility reliability and come as close to 100 percent uptime as they can.

Data Center Equipment Failure: Cost and Prevention Tips

Jun 04, 2014

It is critical that data center operators work to bolster their facility reliability and come as close to 100 percent uptime as they can. READ MORE »

Recent data center market research showed that the modular facility sector is poised for considerable growth in the next four years.

HP’s New Modular Data Center Approach

May 27, 2014

Recent data center market research suggests that the modular data center market is poised for considerable growth in the next four years. READ MORE »

There is no doubt that today’s data centers are more innovative than ever before, however, as facilities will continue their march into the future, they will likely take advantage of emerging trends.

Data Center of the Future: Emerging Trends and New Approaches

May 23, 2014

As facilities continue their march into the future, they will likely take advantage of emerging trends.  READ MORE »

When it comes to data center growth, organizations must decide between constructing a new facility, or leasing space in an existing structure.

Construct or Lease: Data Center Market Overviews and Determining Factors

May 22, 2014

When it comes to data center growth, organizations must decide between constructing a new facility or leasing space in an existing structure. READ MORE »

Those within the data center industry should remain aware of the latest trends being used, as well as predictions for the future and how to stay ahead of the curve.

Data Center Trends: Emerging and Upcoming Strategies

May 20, 2014

Those within the data center industry should remain aware of the latest trends, as well as predictions for the future and how to stay ahead of the curve. READ MORE »

As user needs for colocation, storage and other data center services rises, facility operators are responding by growing their service footprints, adding to increasing data center construction projects across the globe.

An Overview: Global Data Center Construction

May 11, 2014

As user needs for colocation, storage and other data center services rise, facility operators are responding by growing their service footprints, adding to increasing data center construction projects across the globe. READ MORE »

Recent data center research shows that there has been increasing interest by data center operators to expand their service footprints in the United Kingdom

Data Center Research Shows Increasing UK Data Center Market Activity

May 07, 2014

Recent data center research shows that there has been increasing interest by data center operators to expand their UK data center footprints. READ MORE »

Recently, Microsoft announced plans to expand its San Antonio, Texas data center, as well as assist in data center sustainability research through a partnership with the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Microsoft Texas Data Center to Focus on Data Center Sustainability

Apr 29, 2014

Recently, Microsoft announced plans to expand its San Antonio, Texas data center, as well as assist in data center sustainability research through a partnership with the University of Texas at San Antonio. READ MORE »

At the beginning of April, Venyu announced the opening of its third facility, a Louisiana data center in Baton Rouge.

Louisiana Data Center Opened by IT Services Provider Venyu

Apr 13, 2014

Venyu recently announced the opening of its third facility, a Louisiana data center in Baton Rouge. READ MORE »

Greenpeace released its Clicking Clean: How Companies are Creating the Green Internet report on April 2, which showed how some organizations are taking great strides toward data center sustainability, and how some are falling behind in their efforts.

Data Center Sustainability: Facilities Fail Greenpeace Report

Apr 08, 2014

Greenpeace released its "Clicking Clean: How Companies are Creating the Green Internet" report on April 2, which showed how some organizations are taking great strides toward data center sustainability, and how some are falling behind in their efforts. READ MORE »

New data center research from IDC stated that Hong Kong is the most stable location in the Asia Pacific region to support new and outsourced data center initiatives.

Data Center Research on Asia Pacific Data Centers; Hong Kong, Singapore Among Top Locations

Mar 25, 2014

New data center research stated that Hong Kong is the most stable location in the Asia Pacific region to support new and outsourced data center initiatives. READ MORE »

There has been a clear move by data center providers recently to target the enterprise market for not just large scale opportunities, but many have also developed service offerings for the SMB market.

Data Center Market Growth in SMB Sector

Mar 18, 2014

There has been a clear move by data center providers recently to target the enterprise market for not just large scale opportunities, but many have also developed service offerings for the SMB market. READ MORE »

CommScope recently unveiled its newest offering aimed at the data center market: A new modular design dubbed Data Center on Demand.

Modular Data Center Solution Introduced by CommScope

Mar 14, 2014

CommScope recently unveiled Data Center on Demand, its newest modular data center offering. READ MORE »

Recent data center research from Frost & Sullivan noted that there will be considerable growth within the data center cooling market through the next four years.

Data Center Cooling Market Trends

Mar 14, 2014

Recent data center research from Frost & Sullivan noted that there will be considerable growth within the data center cooling market through the next four years. READ MORE »

Organizations in the federal data center market have been working for the past few years to meet facility consolidation standards put in place by government officials. The Army recently announced that it has “made substantial progress” by thinning its data center footprint by 100 buildings.

Federal Data Center Consolidation Goals

Mar 10, 2014

The Army recently announced that it has "made substantial progress" on its data center consolidation efforts by thinning its data center footprint by 100 buildings. READ MORE »

Facility owners must ensure that that older data centers are still functional in today’s rapidly changing technology sector, posing a great challenge to the sector.

Data Center Research; How to Upgrade Aging Facilities

Mar 06, 2014

Facility owners must ensure that that older data centers are still functional in today's rapidly changing technology sector. READ MORE »

New data center research found that market growth is highly sectionalized, as illustrated by concentrated data center markets in certain geographic regions.

Data Center Research: Global Data Center Market Growth

Feb 28, 2014

New data center research found that market growth is highly sectionalized, as illustrated by concentrated data center markets in certain geographic regions. READ MORE »

The mobile data center market is poised to experience considerable growth within the next few years, mainly driven by adoption in the military and government sectors.

Modular Data Center Market Grows to Address Military, Government Demands

Feb 28, 2014

The modular data center market is poised to experience considerable growth within the next few years, mainly driven by adoption in the military and government sectors. READ MORE »

The Green Grid Association has partnered with the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers to publish new data center research on the subject, titled PUE: A Comprehensive Examination of the Metric.

Data Center Sustainability Benchmark; New PUE Rating Research

Feb 27, 2014

The Green Grid Association has partnered with the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to publish new research on PUE. READ MORE »

Experts estimate that the modular market will increase by 33 percent in the next five years as more customers utilize the solutions and more vendors provide added modular options.

Modular Data Center Design Benefits

Feb 05, 2014

Experts estimate that the modular data center market will increase by 33 percent each year for the next five years. READ MORE »

By taking advantage of vertical capabilities, data center operators can make the most of the existing facility space.

Gartner: Improve use of existing data center space

Jan 30, 2014

Gartner data center research found that instead of investing in completely new facilities, businesses can adjust to growth by improving data center layouts. READ MORE »

IBM stated that the overall cloud hosting market is expected to continue its growth, hitting the $200 billion mark by 2020.

IBM and Amazon Work to Support Growing Cloud Hosting Demands

Jan 28, 2014

IBM stated that the overall cloud hosting market is expected to continue its growth, hitting the $200 billion mark by 2020. READ MORE »

Equinix recently announced plans to construct its sixth UK data center in the London area. The new facility will be located on the London Slough campus and is being called LD6.

Equinix Plans Sixth UK Data Center

Jan 28, 2014

Equinix recently announced plans to construct its sixth UK data center. READ MORE »

Modular data centers offer flexibility, scalability and cost efficiency not seen with traditional deployments.

Considerable Growth Predicted for Modular Data Center Market

Jan 16, 2014

A new report on modular data centers predicted that the market will hit $40.41 billion within the next four years. READ MORE »

Recent data center research has shown that cloud traffic will dominate facilities within the next three years. To address these growing needs, Oracle has grown its global cloud infrastructure with four new data centers.

Oracle Adds Data Centers to Address Increased Cloud Traffic

Jan 16, 2014

Recent data center research has shown that cloud traffic will dominate facilities within the next three years. To address these increasing needs, Oracle has grown its global cloud infrastructure with four new data centers. READ MORE »

Growth within the data center colocation market will create challenges to be addressed, including increased demands for space and power sources.

Significant Growth Predicted for Data Center Colocation Market

Jan 16, 2014

Significant growth within the data center colocation market will create challenges to be addressed, including increased demands for space and power sources. READ MORE »