Supply and Demand

Cloud Builders Still Leasing Data Center Space

An aerial view of the Apple data center  in Maiden, North Carolina.

Many of the largest cloud computing providers opted to lease new Internet infrastructure in 2012, according to new data from a veteran market watcher. The report highlights the shifting tides in the “buy or build” decision for data center space. Read More

451 Group Adds Yankee Group, Kevin Heslin

The 451 Group, the parent organization of the Uptime Institute, has acquired the Yankee Group from Alta Communications, a Boston private equity firm. Separately, 451 Research has hired Kevin Heslin as a Research Manager. Read More

Report: Wholesale Space is 81 Percent Occupied

The server hall of a data center operated by CoreSite, which is filing for a $230 million IPO.

Occupancy rates for wholesale data center space stand at about 81 percent, down slightly from two years ago, according to a new report from veteran data center real estate specialist Jim Kerrigan. The slight reduction in occupancy is tied to an increase in the number of companies participating in the wholesale space. Read More

Tier 1: Oversupply Fears Are Unfounded

Antonio Piraino, Research Director at Tier 1 Research, gives the keynote presentation at the Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit.

Are we in the midst of another Tech Bubble? And is there too much data center supply? Antonio Piraino of Tier 1 Research had reassuring answers to both questions at the Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit. Read More

M&T Bank Buys Data Center Near Buffalo

M&T Bank has signed a letter of intent to purchase a former HSBC data center in Amherst, N.Y. The bank said it plans to convert the 59,280 square foot building into its primary data center, then retrofit its existing data center in Amherst into additional office space. Read More

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