Posted By Rich Miller On July 11, 2007 @ 10:14 am In Technology | Comments Disabled
Recent headlines in the data center industry have featured some large dollar signs, as noted by Eric Norlin over at the NGDC blog . “How do I know that the data center will be a huge topic over the next 3-5 years?,” Eric writes. “It’s where the money is.” His post was prompted by the $600 million (or perhaps $1.8 billion ) pricetag for Google’s data center in North Carolina.
When it comes to data center investment, Google’s high-profile projects are just the tip of a much larger iceberg. How big is that spending? Here’s a quick summary of some of our headlines from June:
That works out to $1.57 billion in announced spending for data center construction or expansion projects, and another $350 million in financing to fund data center expansions. And that’s just one month, and only what’s being announced publicly. Keeping in mind the Fight Club Rule of Data Center Secrecy , it’s likely that there are many other projects that aren’t being publicized. How big is data center spending? Suffice to say that it’s one big honking iceberg.
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URLs in this post:
 NGDC blog: http://www.ngdcblog.com/2007/07/large_numbers.html
 $1.8 billion: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Jul/11/big_expansion_for_googles_nc_data_center.html
 data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Jun/19/google_confirms_data_center_in_council_buffs_iowa.html
 acquire IXEurope: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Jun/28/equinix_buys_ixeurope_for_482m.html
 financing for Terremark: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Jun/12/terremark_gets_250m_for_expansion.html
 London data center: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Jun/21/telecityredbus_builds_100m_london_center.html
 Navisite Inc.: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Jun/12/navisite_lines_up_100m_expansion_financing.html
 buy a Los Angeles data center: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Jun/14/equinix_big_expansions_in_la_santa_clara.html
 upgrade its Boulder, Colo. data center: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Jun/22/ibm_plans_86m_big_green_data_center.html
 upgrade its year-old data center: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Jun/27/mellon_expands_year-old_data_center.html
 expand its colocation space: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Jun/12/internap_plans_40_million_colo_expansion.html
 six new generators: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Jun/06/the_planet_spends_3m_for_generators.html
 Fight Club Rule of Data Center Secrecy: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2006/Jun/03/wal-mart_data_centers_and_the_fight_club_rule.html
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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