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Trends in Data Center Site Selection

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

What makes a good location for a data center? There are quite a few factors, and some of the most important are the availability of space, land, and power. However, emerging technologies that will require edge computing — such as 5G, virtual reality and metaverse applications, AI, and self-driving cars — and sustainability and access to green energy are increasingly important considerations for data center site selection.

Low Vacancy Rates
Market demand for data is constantly rising and must be matched by a dramatic rise in data center construction. Available data center space in major cities is severely limited. For example, popular markets like Northern Virginia and Silicon Valley have low vacancy rates of 5.1 percent and 1.6 percent, respectively.

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