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Data Centers

Cloud Adoption Multiplying Data Center Demand

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q3 2016)

The rising reliance on digital content and data sovereignty laws are driving demand for data center space. More

In Focus: To Address Energy Goals, Remember the Building Envelope

Darlene Pope, Senior Vice President, JLL Energy and Sustainability Services, JLL (Q3 2016)

A preventative approach from the outside in draws on roofs, walls, and windows to save energy. More

The Importance of Energy and ICT Infrastructure in Site Selection as Cloud Computing Broadens

Larry Gigerich, Managing Director , Ginovus (Q1 2016)

Reliance on a community’s telecom and energy infrastructure has heightened the importance of these factors in the location decision-making process for both the providers and users of cloud computing services and the IoT. More

The C-Suite Perspective on Data Center Location

Kristina Metzger, Vice President, Data Center Solutions Group, CBRE  and James McCarthy, Client Services Specialist, Data Center Solutions Group, CBRE (Data Centers 2016)

Allowing ample time for evaluation, while weighing risks against costs, will result in choosing the optimum data center location. More

Redefining Data Center Resiliency

Rajan Battish, Vice President and Director, Mission Critical Group, CallisonRTKL (Data Centers 2016)

Data center operators, faced with the challenge of providing resiliency for these mission-critical facilities while lowering costs, need to evaluate the TCO. More

Data Center Development and Financing Strategies

Gregory Burkart and Laca Wong-Hammond, Managing Directors, Duff & Phelps, LLC and Stephen E. Friedberg, Partner, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. (Data Centers 2016)

Industry-specific factors to examine when evaluating data center locations include power needs/costs, scalability, and security; and carefully examine financing strategies for these capital-intensive investments as well. More

Data Center Demand Emerges Throughout New Locations in North America

Area Development Research Desk (Directory 2016)

Data centers are key economic drivers in markets within which they operate, and operators have looked to be more efficient with their locations, expanding into regions with more flexible utility costs, incentives packages or lower taxes. More

Critical Site Selection Factor #9: Energy Availability & Costs Leading Companies To Reshore

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q4 2015)

Competitively priced energy is having a transformative effect on the U.S. economy. More

Expanding the Cloud: The Top Data Center Markets in North America

Area Development Research Desk (Data Centers 2015)

The data center market is seeing high demand and low price. The competitive pricing is due in part to the large number of options available, yet the industry is expected to enjoy 32 percent growth in North America by 2016, ultimately becoming a $14.8 billion market. More

The Changing Landscape of Data Centers

Jason Shepard, Managing Principal, Cresa Mission Critical Solutions (MCS) (Data Centers 2015)

Identifying the type of data center operator and understanding the purpose of the facility are critical to getting the right information to the stakeholders responsible for making a location decision. More

Navigating Data Center Site Selection and Design

Bob Marsh, Director, Turner & Townsend Ferzan Robbins (Data Centers 2015)

Each data center’s design will vary according to its end user, and each developer will have a different mix of priorities — from baseline cost to security and transport links — ensuring that no two projects will be the same. More

The Mystery Impact of Data Centers on Local Economies Revealed

John Lenio, Economist and Managing Director, Economic Incentives Group (EIG), CBRE  (Data Centers 2015)

Although they do not create as many permanent jobs as other types of projects, capital investment in data centers can be quite substantial, justifying large incentives offerings. More

Energy Costs and Strategies for the Data Center Market

Will Steffens, Principal, Sugarloaf Associates LLC (Data Centers 2015)

Data center operators need to not only analyze and monitor their energy usage but also constantly evaluate their energy procurement. More

Parameters to Consider in the Data Center Location Decision

Rajan Battish, Vice President and Director, Mission Critical Group, CallisonRTKL (Data Centers 2015)

While power, connectivity, and cooling systems appear to be the primary concerns, natural hazards and other factors must also be evaluated. More

Regional Report: Tax and Incentives Advantages in Plains States’ Encourage Investment in Renewable Energy and Life Sciences

Karen Thuermer (Directory 2015)

In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy’s Kansas home is blown away by a powerful tornado. Today, this prairie state is harnessing its wind power for economic development gain. And, the generally low tax environment and plentiful incentives are encouraging investment in renewable energy, life sciences, other R&D throughout all of the plains states. More

Critical Site Selection Factor #5: Advanced ICT - Companies Look to Visionary Locales

Dale D. Buss, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2014)

The rise of “big data” in nearly every industry vertical has promoted continued importance of a robust information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure as a site selection factor. More

Critical Site Selection Factor #10: Energy Availability and Costs Losing Currency

Dale D. Buss, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2014)

The cost and availability of energy has been dropping in importance as a site selection factor, ranking #10 in the 2013 Area Development Corporate Survey, down from its #6 position a year earlier. The drop seems to reflect a persistent weakness in natural gas prices as well as a steady rise in alternative-energy capabilities across the country. More

Primer: The Impact of Taxes & Incentives on Data Center Locations

Chris Schastok, Vice President, Economic Incentives Group (EIG), CBRE, Inc. and John Lenio, Economist and Managing Director, Economic Incentives Group (EIG), CBRE  (Q1 2014)

Many states and communities are using incentives to lure data centers and establish clusters of these facilities, which, in turn, stand to benefit from tax breaks and cash grants for necessary infrastructure improvements. More

Determining Facility Requirements for Mission-Critical Data Centers

Tracey Hyatt Bosman, Managing Director and Midwest Practice Leader, Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company (Q3 / Summer 2013)

Although there is no perfect data center site, by vetting prospective sites to see if they meet specific requirements, a company can find one as close to ideal as possible. More

Markets Matter in the Data Center Location Decision

Thomas Traugott, Senior Vice President, Cassidy Turley (Q2 / Spring 2013)

An understanding of the data center marketplace and its supply/demand dynamics will help both site selectors and their attractors move beyond the checklist and find the right fit. More

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