ABOUT 40 NEWLY OPENED DATA CENTERS
2020 is a year mixed with lots of unprecedented challenges in the data center and every other industry, which were mainly caused by the horrific outbreak of the Coronavirus (codenamed COVID 19).
While the traffic to lots of business premises were diminishing, the traffic on the route to digital solutions, products and services skyrocketed in an unpredicted manner, placing a huge demand on network, computing and data housing facilities.
Data centers infrastructure robustness were put to test with lots of traffic and the need for expansions was inarguably necessary. This called for unprecedented expansion expenses which on the other hand, is now yielding unexpected profits or investment returns.
Hence, we will be celebrating 2020 Christmas with lots of new data centers which were completed and opened this year. Let’s checkout our new neighboring facilities:
Latin American colocation provider Ascenty, started 2020 with the addition of a 24,000 square meter data center facility to its Brazil portfolio in January.
This facility is sited in Vinhedo, a municipality in the state of Sao Paulo in Brazil and the company revealed that it spent about $49 million on developing the facility, featuring an energy capacity of up to 40MVA.
Prime Data Centers opened a new 8MW data center facility located within McClellan Business Park in Sacramento, California.
This 70,000 square foot facility is the company’s first data center to be developed on the 38-acre Prime campus with a dedicated 50MVA sub-station on-site.
To end January 2020, cloud service provider iland, launched a new cloud region in Canada with the opening of its data center facility in Toronto, Ontario.
The new data center infrastructure marks the company’s 10th global cloud region, joining others in Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington, D.C., London, Manchester, Amsterdam, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney.
In February, Google Cloud announced the opening of its new Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region in Seoul, South Korea, expected to support the giant’s Korean customers with 3 separate data centers known as availability zones.
Also in February 2020, Equinix opened its fourth International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Melbourne, Australia. The $77.5 million facility is code-named ME2 and offers over 29,300 square feet of colocation space. Upon full build, this data center is expected to feature about 88,000 square feet of colocation space.
Data center provider US Signal, officially opened its new data center in Van Buren Township, Michigan, sited on the outskirt of Detroit. Opened in March 2020, this Tier III facility currently spans 25,000 square feet and it is the company’s second data center in the Greater Detroit Area.
Data center provider Digital Realty, officially opened its new data center in Clonshaugh, Dublin, Ireland, representing a €70 million investment.
In March, Equinix opened the first phase of its third data center (WA3) in Warsaw, the capital of Poland with an investment of approximately $34 million. The facility provides a capacity to house 475 cabinets with more than 1,400 square meters of colocation space.
Equinix opened its fourth data center (SG4) in Singapore, a converted seven-story building located in Tai Seng Industry Estate.
The facility provides an initial colocation space of 45,400 square feet which has the capacity to accommodate up to 1,400 cabinets.
Upon full build, SG4 is expected to provide colocation space of about 132,180 square feet and accommodate up to 4000 cabinets.
The second quarter of 2020 was started with Oracle opening its new Cloud region in Montreal, Canada, making the country one of its recent location which offers dual cloud regions.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) opened its new cloud region in Cape Town, South Africa which marked the company’s 23rd region across the globe. As usual, the new cloud region comprises three geographically separate data centers also known as availability zones.
The cloud giant Amazon Web Services (AWS), announced in April, the opening of its new cloud region in Milan, Italy which features three geographically separated data centers.
Also in April, Google opened its new cloud region in Las Vegas, bringing its total to seven regions in the United States and 23 regions globally, as at the time of announcement. The new cloud region consists of three data centers which serves as availability zones.
Dataplace is a carrier neutral data center operator that in May, opened its sixth facility in Hoofddorp, a town of the Haarlemmermeer municipality in the Netherlands.
The new data center is a Tier III data center that came online from the 1st of May with a total floor area of about 4,500 square meters and a net data center space of 2,000 square meter.
In June 2020, Equinix opened its new $142 million International Business Exchange™ (IBX) data center in the Dallas Infomart campus. Codenamed DA11, the facility is the ninth data center for Equinix in the Dallas metro area, and the second building on its Dallas Infomart campus.
Oracle opened its new India cloud region in Hyderabad, which makes a pair with the pre-existing facility in Mumbai. The provision of a second cloud region in India is in line with Oracle’s dual region strategy which is targeted at customers that requires multiple independent cloud regions.
Interxion, a Digital Realty company completed and opened the first phase of its latest Marseille facility MRS3, developed on a former World War II submarine base known as Martha.
Upon full build, the company plans to have a total of 16.5MW capacity on the data center and approximately 7,100 square meters of IT space.
In July, colocation service provider DataBank, opened its fifth data center (SLC5) in Salt Lake City, sited on the company’s 23-acre Granite Point Campus in Bluffdale.
Targeting hyper-scale cloud customers, SLC5 features 50,000 square feet of raised-floor space, 13MW of total power availability, a suite of colocation, cloud, connectivity, and managed services.
Georgia based colocation service provider Colo Atl, opened a new Edge data center which is located in the Ben Hill, about 10 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta.
As a portable facility on the network edge, the new data center features 360 square feet of floor area, 100KW of power capacity, 20 quarter-cabinet lockers, and 3 full cabinets; all for customers.
The facility is also developed to be a neutral-host edge data center and directly connected via dark fiber to Colo Atl at 55 Marietta downtown.
In August 2020, Australia-based data center service provider NextDC, opened a new facility P2, located in Perth, Western Australia.
The new hyperscale colocation facility P2 is a 20MW Tier IV data center. With a 10KW rack average, P2 is expected to support high-density power and compute requirements in Western Australia (WA).
Stream Data Centers opened the first phase of its newly constructed 15MW data center in Chicago. The 127,000 square foot data center facility is sited in Elk Grove Village, which is about twenty-two miles from downtown Chicago and less than nine miles from the O’Hare International Airport.
Cloud and connectivity service provider Servpac Inc., opened its new 30,000 square foot data center in Mililani Tech Park (MTP), Hawaii.
The new Tier IV data center is sited 850 feet above sea level and 10 miles inland, which Servpac claims to be a naturally secure location, offering hurricane protection and located outside of major flood and tsunami evacuation zones.
Also in August, Oracle opened a new San Jose Cloud Region, marking the company’s 25th Cloud Region globally.
The San Jose facility also hosts the sixth multi-cloud interconnection between Oracle Cloud and Microsoft Azure, which allows customers of both companies to explore Microsoft Azure and Oracle cloud services from either network or environment.
Data center operator DigiPlex opened its second data center at Fetsund in Lillestrom, a municipality in Norway. The new 3MW data center spans 2,200 square meters, and with the new facility, DigiPlex reached the milestone of operating six data centers across Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
Wireless communications infrastructure operator American Tower Corporation, opened new Edge data centers in Denver and the Boulder area in Colorado.
The connectivity enabled, multitenant, neutral-host edge data centers span 360 square feet, each providing a capacity of 100KW with eight customer cabinets, consisting of 20 quarter-cabinet lockers and three full cabinets.
In October 2020, colocation and data center service provider QTS Realty Trust officially opened Phase 1 of its new hyperscale data center facility in Hillsboro, Oregon.
QTS has leased 100% of the first phase of development at the 92 acre campus to a global software-as-a-service provider representing approximately 4.5MW. The full data center project targets the development of a 158,000 square foot facility, encompassing 85,000 square feet of leasable capacity and 24MW of gross power capacity.
Oracle corp. announced the availability of its first second-generation Cloud region in the United Arab Emirate (UAE), precisely in Dubai.
The company further stated that the new Dubai cloud region will be supported by a second region in the UAE which is part of Oracle’s dual-region strategy.
DigiPlex opened a new 6MW data center in Holtskogen Business Park at Hobøl in Indre Østfold, which marked the company’s fifth facility in Norway and seventh in the Nordic region.
In October, Stream Data Centers opened its new Phoenix facility, a 418,000 square foot hyperscale data center in Goodyear, Arizona.
The new 4.5MW data center (Phoenix I) is the first of five buildings planned for Stream’s new 157-acre campus in the West Valley.
Upon completion of all phases, the campus is expected to span about 2 million square feet of critical load capacity spread across five buildings, and all will be supported by a 350MW onsite Arizona Public Service Electric Company (APS) substation.
QTS Realty Trust officially opened its new data center on its Atlanta Metro campus.
Codenamed DC2, the newly commissioned QTS data center spans 495,000 gross square feet and sited adjacent to the company’s 200MW Atlanta-Metro facility DC1, whose power capacity is fed from two of QTS’ substations in the country.
Upon full development, the Atlanta-Metro campus is expected to support more than 275MW of load capacity.
College Park based quantum computing hardware and software company IonQ, opened a new 23,000 square foot Quantum data center located in the Discovery District of Maryland.
The new data center space marks IonQ’s first major expansion and expected to feature increased power capacity, backup quantum computers, and improved security.
The facility is also expected to establish redundant point of presence (PoP) connections to the Internet2 backbone, a research-based network for universities.
In November, Vantage Data Centers opened its 15MW data center in Offenbach, Germany, having Energieversorgung Offenbach (EVO) and DataCenter-Group (DCG) as partners.
The Frankfurt campus is planned to house three multi-story data centers totaling 55MW of critical IT capacity and 650,000 square feet when fully developed.
Digital Crossroad has just announced the availability of its newly constructed 20MW data center located at the border of Hammond, Michigan, Indiana.
The 105,000 square foot Michigan data center is a transformation of an old coal power plant called the former State Line Generating Plant.
UK-based edge colocation solutions provider Proximity Data Centres, opened its 3 edge data centers located in Liverpool, Chester and Coventry.
These North West and Midlands sites collectively add 8MW of IT load capacity and more than 80,000 square feet of net technical space to the company’s UK portfolio of edge data centers.
US-based data center, cloud and interconnection solutions provider CoreSite Realty Corporation, opened its new data center facility in Los Angeles.
Codenamed LA3, the new data center is designed to span about 160,000 square feet with a total of 18MW IT capacity upon full build. The facility is located in downtown Los Angeles, and adjacent to CoreSite’s LA2 data center.
Cloud and data center service provider NTT Ltd., has just announced the opening of its new 64MW data center facility sited in Dagenham, East London. The new facility is called London 1 Data Center due to its proximity to the Docklands.
Asia-Pacific hyperscale data center provider AirTrunk, most recently opened its two new data center regions which are located in Loyang Singapore and Hong Kong, also codenamed AirTrunk SGP1 and AirTrunk HKG1 respectively. Both data centers offer a combined power capacity of 80MW.