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There are now over 541 hyperscale data centres worldwide after two quarters that saw 26 hyperscale facilities open their doors.
For perspective on the scale of this growth, the current total is more than double the number of hyperscale data centres that were open for business five years ago.
UK colocation provider Kao Data is launching a new service aimed squarely at hyperscale clients who want to roll out new data centre capacity at speed.
Kao Data operates a gargantuan 40MW data centre campus in North London that has scalability for a further 30MW of capacity.
Not only is its Kao Park campus one of the UK’s largest developments, it was also the first in Britain to achieve OCP-ready status.
The top five data centre REITs have a combined market cap approaching $100bn, while aggregated revenues for the top ten biggest DC operators are around $18bn.
Hoya Capital defines wholesale data centres as serving larger customers, with long leases of 5-15 years. It says, “data centre REITs own roughly 30 percent of investment-grade data centre facilities in the US and command roughly a fifth of data centre capacity globally.”
Companies and REITs have typically built their reputations for uptime and security by providing critical infrastructure at scale through Tier 3+ facilities, usually with 2N or N+1 UPS and N+1 or 2 back-up generators and dual-path infrastructure as standard. In power terms, redundancy was king.
North American wholesale data centre provider Vantage Data Centers is launching itself into Europe with the acquisition of Etix Everywhere and $800 million in new funding.
Luxembourg-based Etix owns a sizable European data centre portfolio including a 55MW hyperscale campus currently under development in Germany. The two companies have not disclosed the financial terms of the deal.
Over half of the world’s utilised racks will be located outside of the data centre by the end of 2024.
That’s according to the latest Infrastructure Market Monitor report from 451 Research, a New York-based enterprise IT analysis firm.
“We expect to see a decline in utilized racks across the enterprise, with a mid-single-digit CAGR increase in non-cloud colocation, and cloud and service providers expanding their utilized footprint over 13 percent,” Greg Zwakman, VP of Market and Competitive Intelligence at 451 Research explained.