It would appear, at least on the surface, to be a genuine trend: Following up on the surge in investments in data center construction in smaller and emerging markets by hyperscale cloud platforms, wholesale data center builders and colocation providers are expanding into those same locales. They're still major population centers, and at least from the perspective of a travel agent, big cities. Now, as demand for data center services continues to increase during this seemingly never-ending
What's Driving Hyperscalers and Data Center Providers into Secondary Markets?
The latest big projects around the world are in territories that have typically ranked lower on the market size charts. The reasons why may not be as obvious as they first appear.