Yearly Archives: 2017

Santa Clara 3-Property Campus – Data Center Opportunity

Dec 20, 2017

~ 12 acre building campus with three (3) two-story existing buildings ranging in size from 55,000 to 75,000 SF each. 13 MW on site from Silicon Valley Power ~25% less expensive than PG&E. FAR (floor area ratio) of 1.0. Building area can be expanded to a total of 520,000 SF. Excellent location next to the […] READ MORE »

Big 6 Public Data Centers: How Switch Fits In & Other Fun Facts

Oct 31, 2017

For the last couple years I’ve used the “Big 6” to include DLR, EQIX, COR, DFT, CONE and QTS. How convenient that when DLR swallowed DFT, the Switch (SWCH) IPO came together. I can still say Big 6. While there are many other public companies that sell colocation, these six are the most pure-play data […] READ MORE »

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

Aug 18, 2017

By Josh Symonds, March 7, 2017, AppDynamics. Final Thoughts By relying on auto scaling groups, AMIs, and a sensible provisioning system, you can create a system that is completely repeatable and consistent. Any server could go down and be replaced, or 10 more servers could enter your load balancer, and the process would be seamless, […] READ MORE »

Anaheim-Los Angeles California Data Center

Jul 12, 2017

120,000 sf data center space available for lease, divisible from single racks up to 25,000 contiguous sf. Average move-in savings of $50,000+ (room construction, dedicated AC, dedicated power, backup battery system, etc). Various lease options and opportunities for data center operators. 12 plus prominent fiber and carriers on site. READ MORE »

Big 6 Data Center Revenue Per Employee

Jul 12, 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 »

This Is How Amazon’s Servers Rarely Go Down: Part 2 of 3

Jul 11, 2017

By Josh Symonds, March 7, 2017, AppDynamics. Auto Scaling, Repeatability, and Consistency Amazon’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings, such as RDS, are extremely convenient and very powerful. But they’re far from perfect. Generally, AWS products are much slower to provision compared to running the software directly yourself. Plus, they tend to be several software versions behind the […] READ MORE »

Who Consumes 14 Gigawatts of Peak Hour Power?

Jun 24, 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 »

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 »

Florida Signs Data Center Tax Incentives

Jun 05, 2017

The Florida Legislature and Governor put the final signatures on its tax package (HB 7109) that includes a sales and use tax exemption for property and equipment and electricity for qualifying data centers. With this legislation, Florida becomes the 27th state to have data center tax exemptions and is one of only four states to […] 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 »

Datacloud Europe, June 6-8, 2017, Monaco

Mar 30, 2017

Meet decision makers at the defining data center and cloud event of the year Datacloud Europe, June 6-8, Monaco Another year with an innovative enterprise lead program – Do not miss: A European first with Infrastructure Masons panel with Christian Belady (Microsoft), Joseph Kava (Google) & Dean Nelson (Uber) Complimentary tickets for enterprise end-users Chief […] 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 »