CAPRE’s Digital Infrastructure Round Up for March 3, 2020: CBRE Report Finds U.S. Data Center Market Sees Record Leasing and Construction Activity in 2019

Check out the latest in deals, new development and innovative strategies in hyperscale, colocation, 5G, cloud migration, cloud services, edge compute, Hybrid IT, power, cooling and energy efficiency for March 3, 2020: CBRE Report Finds U.S. Data Center Market Sees Record Leasing and Construction Activity in 2019: Driven by demand from large enterprise and cloud users, U.S. data center leasing and construction completions reached record levels in 2019, according to CBRE’s latest U.S. Data Center Trends Report. The seven primary U.S. data center markets saw 396.4 megawatts (MW) of net absorption in 2019, a 33 percent increase over 2018’s then-record level. Northern Virginia, the largest data center market in the world, accounted for 64 percent of net absorption in the primary markets. Northern Virginia remained the most active data center market, with net absorption of 254.6 MW in 2019, while Strong demand over the past several years resulted in a record 488.7 MW of construction completions in the primary markets in 2019. There were an additional 282.7 MW of in-process data center construction projects in the primary markets as of year-end 2019. Northern Virginia accounted for 70 percent (340.2 MW) of the construction completions in the primary markets. Other markets with significant construction completions in 2019 include Phoenix (39.7 MW); Silicon Valley (34.4 MW), Chicago (27 MW) and Dallas/Ft. Worth (20.7 MW). Aligned Energy Matches 100% of Its IT Load with Renewable Energy Sources Across All Data Centers: Aligned Energy,…