Data Center Research & Benchmarking

WiredRE provides fact-based data center research on the premium colocation and wholesale data center industry nationally and internationally. Topics covered include data center supply and demand dynamics, leasing rates and price dynamics, 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, CoreSite, DuPont Fabros, Digital Realty Trust, Internap, CyrusOne, QTS, Verizon, CenturyLink, Zayo, Level 3, and privately held regional providers. Projects are client specific and typically confidential. Clients include data center and colocation providers, investors, hedge funds, data center tenants, landlords, economic development and government agencies, or others looking for unique industry insight. WiredRE is able to provide this unique perspective to our clients because we participate in industry transactions with clients as well as custom data center market research and advisory.

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This Is How Amazon’s Servers Rarely Go Down: Part 1 of 3

Jun 23, 2017

By Josh Symonds, March 7, 2017, AppDynamics. Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s best-in-class cloud services offering, had downtime of only 2.5 hours in 2015. You may think their uptime of 99.9997 percent had something to do with an engineering team of hundreds, a budget of billions, or dozens of data centers across the globe—but you’d […] READ MORE »

Who Consumes 14 Gigawatts of Peak Hour Power?

Jun 20, 2017

At the moment of this writing it is 119 degrees here in Arizona where I sit. In case you thought data centers were the power consuming scourge we’ve heard of in the past, the broader market of consumer and industrial users suck up huge amounts of unmanaged power when mother-nature decides it’s going to be […] READ MORE »

Big 6 Data Center Revenue Per Employee

Jun 19, 2017

Revenue per employee is not a metric for company performance assessment, but it is reflective of the cost of doing business for various business models or vertical markets. In the data center industry each provider has a slightly different mix of pure-play data center, connectivity and managed services that affects revenue per employee. DuPont Fabros, […] READ MORE »

U.S. Venture Capital Market – Online and Software Industry

Jun 02, 2017

VC investment activity jumped in 2014 by 53% over 2013, growing from $45 billion to $69 billion. The market has sustained momentum with $79 billion in 2015 and $71 billion in 2016. 2017 activity is anyone’s guess at this early stage. Software companies are some of the biggest consumers of data centers. For Q1 2017, […] READ MORE »

2017: Data Center Pricing, Supply & Demand

Jun 02, 2017

2016 wrapped up for the data center Big 6 public providers (EQIX, DLR, CONE, DFT, QTS and COR) with stable to modestly improving price dynamics, and a supply/demand balance in most markets. While pricing has been stable for the last few years, it is the industry’s continued commitment to underwriting deals based on sustaining ROIC […] READ MORE »

$20 Billion CAPEX Spend For Big 6 U.S. Data Center Companies

Mar 21, 2017

Aggregate development CAPEX over the next four years is estimated at $20 billion. While the top 10 global investment banks will capture the lions share of the credit/debt financing sought by these companies, the remainder of the data center market will need capital too. READ MORE »

Infrastructure Cost Perspectives: Cloud, Colocation, Build-To-Suit

Oct 08, 2016

In today’s world an Infrastructure Demand Response (iDR) approach to data center capacity management of application workloads and physical infrastructure is key to cost and risk management. “Demand Response” has been used for decades in the power industry to manage just-in-time power resources to fulfill demand. This approach in the power industry is analogous to […] READ MORE »

Colocation provider InfoRelay recently purchased a Virginia data center from 365 Data Centers.

WiredRE Completes International Market Advisory for Top 5 Investment Bank

Oct 07, 2016

WiredRE has recently completed an international multi-market assessment for a top 5 international investment bank. Data center market research and advisory for investors, investment banks as well as data center operators or allied industries is a key consulting activity for Wired Real Estate Group. Each assessment includes supply and demand characteristics, pricing dynamics, competitive set […] READ MORE »

London Data Center Expansion Started By Telehouse Europe

London, UK Colocation Data Centers: Buyer’s Market?

Oct 06, 2016

The London, UK data center market is a key hub to EU markets and critical to financial and cloud deployments for the region. The market is one of the largest in the world with 346 MW of critical load supply, and plenty of inventory to sell. The market is essentially recovering from a mild case […] READ MORE »

The Texas data center market has been growing recently and will see double the data center construction by the end of 2014.

Dallas Data Center Market Growing: DataBank Expands Its Texas Data Center

Jan 22, 2015

The Texas data center market has been growing recently and will see double the data center construction by the end of 2014. READ MORE »

Data Center Forecasting: Reducing Risks and Over Provisioning

Dec 03, 2014

In order to temper the risks of long-term, fixed asset investments and prevent over provisioning, companies must employ smarter forecasting and data center portfolio planning. READ MORE »

Ark Data Centres Expert Participates in Webinar with WiredRE, Deloitte, and Appcara

Nov 05, 2014

Held globally online, November 6th, December 11th, and January 15th Part One: November 6th, 2014, 5PM GMT, 12PM EST See brighttalk.com/webcast/11875/128807   Farnborough, UK/Las Vegas, NV – November 5, 2014 – Ark Data Centres’ Chief Technology Officer, Jason Liggins is to present in a webinar series on how to diversify risk via hybrid cloud, colocation […] READ MORE »

Data Center Power Innovation To Reduce TCO

Data Center Power Innovation To Reduce TCO

Oct 02, 2014

A new report estimates that the global data center power market will reach $23.67 billion by 2019. READ MORE »

Webinar Series – WiredRE Research Shows Over-Specifying and Over-Provisioning are Top Risks in Cloud, Colo, & Data Center Planning, Investing

Sep 29, 2014

How to Diversify Risk via Hybrid Cloud, Colo, and Data Center (“Portfolio”) Investing Topic of Multi-Part Series. Las Vegas, Nevada (Sept. 29, 2014) —According to primary market research from the Wired Real Estate Group Inc. (“WiredRE”) a full 90% of firms in the US overprovision cloud and data center infrastructure by 25 to 50% or […] READ MORE »

According to industry research, the global modular data center market has seen an increase in activity lately, and this trend will continue for the next few years.

Modular Data Center Projects on the Rise

Aug 29, 2014

According to recent industry research, the global modular data center market has seen an increase in activity lately, and this trend will likely continue for the next few years. READ MORE »

MIT Researchers Create 'No-Wait Data Centers'

Data Center Latency Reduced by MIT Research; Tests at Facebook Facility

Jul 29, 2014

In August, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be presenting a paper on a new network management system they've dubbed Fastpass, which allows for "no-wait data centers." READ MORE »

As part of an overarching data center consolidation plan, the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has plans in place to close as many as eight data centers.

U.S. Data Center Consolidation by Government: DISA Closes Data Centers

Jul 24, 2014

As part of an overarching data center consolidation plan, the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has closed eight U.S. data centers. READ MORE »

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 »