Data Centers, once an afterthought for global enterprises, are now a cornerstone of the information economy, and $100 billion has poured into the asset class over the past decade, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Data Center Market Comparison.
This study evaluated 1,162 data centers around the world, utilizing a unique weighted methodology to rank 38 global markets and arrive at an overall top ten. Key emerging data center markets are also identified.
- Although the top three markets (Northern Virginia, Silicon Valley, and Dallas) had considerably higher scores than fourth place, the next 12 markets were separated by a final score of less than 10 percent;
- Several European markets including Paris, Zurich, and Madrid have received considerable international interest, with the continent becoming a new hyper-scale target where power is available;
- Many markets in Asia-Pacific are expecting considerable growth in the next three years with demand for greater connectivity.