Good location is important to anyone in the data center game. Facilities of all sizes have traditionally been built in highly network-dense, coastal locations. But as organizations move more of their workloads and operations to the cloud, the ability to meet increasing demand for compute resources has outpaced available supply. As a result, leading hyperscale developers and enterprise cloud services providers are taking a second look at emerging markets for their new facilities.
Here are the 3 emerging data center regions:
- Hilsboro, Oregon: A hotbed of data center activity and optimal for West-coast minded hyperscalers.
- New Albany, Ohio: The region is centrally located for low-latency connectivity.
- Phoenix, Arizona: The Valley of the Sun is the richest source of solar power in the country.