Data Center Research & Benchmarking

We provide fact-based data center research on the premium and wholesale data center industry nationally. We cover topics such as data center leasing rates, construction costs, technology trends, competition, buying criteria, and investment risk management. We work with and consult on data center and Internet service providers, including Equinix, Verizon, CoreSite, DuPont Fabros, Digital Realty Trust, Internap, and lesser know, privately held regional providers. We invite you to a free consultation on best practices, data center benchmarking, or other topics by request, or to view our US Data Center List.

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 »

One of the fastest growing areas within the data center market is the high-density blade sector. This expansion creates the need for the implementation of high density zones, and 50 percent of all data centers will deploy the zones by 2015.

Data Center Design Incorporates High Density Zones for Improved Efficiency

Jan 16, 2014

A number of data center facilities utilize high density computing equipment to support growing customer demands for more efficient, available services. READ MORE »

To ensure the success of a data center project, decision makers must consider the type of structure, the facility location and carrier neutrality.

Data Center Real Estate Expansion Considerations​

Jan 13, 2014

In order for a data center project to be successful, decision makers must consider the type of structure, the location and carrier neutrality.  READ MORE »

Recent data center research has shown that a growing number of enterprises plan to consolidate their facilities in 2014, which experts predict will drive significant growth within the data center industry.

Data Center Consolidation Leads to Overall Market Growth

Jan 13, 2014

Recent data center research indicated that a growing number of enterprises plan to consolidate their facilities in 2014, which experts predict will drive significant growth within the data center industry. READ MORE »

Operators and organizations within this industry should take a few steps to better plan their facility strategies to address changes in technical, fiscal and service delivery.

Gartner’s Recommendations to Shape Data Center Strategy

Jan 13, 2014

Operators and organizations in the industry should take a few steps to better plan their facility strategies to address changes in technical, fiscal and service delivery. READ MORE »

The current cloud computing environment is creating increasing demands in the data center market which facility designers must address.

Impact of Cloud Computing on Today’s Data Centers

Dec 31, 2013

Cloud-based applications must be stored and supported by hardware, creating increased demands on data center facilities as this sector sees considerable growth. READ MORE »

Gartner recommends consolidating data center operations to two facilities per continent of major business activity.

Gartner Recommends Two Data Centers Per Continent

Dec 31, 2013

Recent data center research from Gartner showed that if organizations want to hone their service delivery and cut costs, they should limit their facility locations to two data centers per continent. READ MORE »

Increasing demands for cloud support and sustainable technology systems is fueling growth within the data center market.

Data Center Demand, Cloud, and Sustainability Drive Market Growth

Dec 30, 2013

The global data center networking market is poised to grow from 2013's $12.49 billion to reach $21.85 billion by 2018 at a compound annual growth rate of 11.8 percent within the five year period.  READ MORE »

Certain types of modular data centers are completely constructed and assembled offsite and shipped to the location for deployment.

Modular Data Center Market to Reach $40.41 Billion by 2018

Dec 17, 2013

According to a recent report, the modular data center market will hit $40.41 billion by 2018. As customers become more aware of the benefits of such a facility design, there will be significant industry growth in the next three to five years. READ MORE »

A recent study predicted that the Malaysian data center market is set to more than double, hitting $355.9 million by the end of 2019.

Rapid Growth Expected in Malaysian Data Center Market

Dec 17, 2013

A recent study predicted that the Malaysian data center market is set to more than double, hitting $355.9 million by the end of 2019. READ MORE »

A recent study found that enterprise data storage more than doubles every two years.

Experts Predict Significant Growth in Data Center Markets

Dec 06, 2013

Current forecasts for the overall data center market project that the industry will post a compound annual growth rate of 10.71 percent during the 2012 to 2016 timeframe.  READ MORE »

QTS Profile and QTS IPO

Oct 24, 2013

QTS Profile and QTS IPO: Data Center REIT To Be Quality Realty Trust, Inc. (QTS) filed their Form S-11 Draft Registration Statement (DRS) with the SEC on May 31, 2013, and final prospectus on October 10, 2013. On Wednesday October 9, 2013 the QTS IPO was at $21.00 per share. QTS has been operating as [...] READ MORE »

According to recent data center research, cloud traffic will greatly increase by 2017.

Data Center Cloud Traffic Growing at 35 Percent

Oct 18, 2013

New data center research from Cisco predicted large growth in cloud traffic within data centers. READ MORE »