Category: Data Centers

Exclusive with DataBank’s Jerry Blair on the Developer’s Perspective for Site Selection

Jun 29, 2017

DALLAS, Texas – When data center operators talk about needs, they’re typically referring to that of their clients. CapRate wanted the flipside to that conversation though, so we caught up with Jerry Blair, Vice President of DataBank, Ltd. to get the perspective of a developer. We asked him his criteria as well as priorities when […] more

DALLAS, Texas – When data center operators talk about needs, they’re typically referring to that of their clients. CapRate wanted the flipside to that conversation though, so we caught up with Jerry Blair, Vice President of DataBank, Ltd. to get the perspective of a developer. We asked him his criteria as well as priorities when […] more

How to Best Interact with Utilities During Site Selection

Jun 29, 2017

CHICAGO, Illinois – Anyone who has participated in the site selection process for a data center development can likely share war stories, pro tips, and lessons learned about how to best work with utilities and energy companies. However, there does seem to be a recurring theme – communicate early, and communicate often. Darren Kelsey, Manager […] more

CHICAGO, Illinois – Anyone who has participated in the site selection process for a data center development can likely share war stories, pro tips, and lessons learned about how to best work with utilities and energy companies. However, there does seem to be a recurring theme – communicate early, and communicate often. Darren Kelsey, Manager […] more

Exclusive: Up-Close with Kopend Ventures’s Lee Kestler (Continued): State of Ashburn Market, Federal Cloud Migration, Impact of the Edge & More

Jun 28, 2017

LEESBURG, Virginia – Lee Kestler is the founder of Kopend Ventures LLC, a Virginia-based technology consulting firm specializing in data center development. He has been successful in pioneering new business development opportunities from his days with Exodus Communications through his almost nine year run leading sales & leasing with DuPont Fabros as specialists in the […] more

LEESBURG, Virginia – Lee Kestler is the founder of Kopend Ventures LLC, a Virginia-based technology consulting firm specializing in data center development. He has been successful in pioneering new business development opportunities from his days with Exodus Communications through his almost nine year run leading sales & leasing with DuPont Fabros as specialists in the […] more

DataGryd Data Centers’s Peter Feldman on Why the Tri-State Region Doesn’t See Many Hyperscale Tenants

Jun 27, 2017

NEW YORK, New York – The Tri-State region hasn’t seen much in the way of hyperscale tenants, and many insiders across the industry have been asking, is there a reason for that? CAPRE caught up with Peter Feldman, CEO & Principal, DataGryd Data Centers LLC to get his thoughts on this issue. “It’s very confusing […] more

NEW YORK, New York – The Tri-State region hasn’t seen much in the way of hyperscale tenants, and many insiders across the industry have been asking, is there a reason for that? CAPRE caught up with Peter Feldman, CEO & Principal, DataGryd Data Centers LLC to get his thoughts on this issue. “It’s very confusing […] more

Human Error in the Data Center Industry: How to Prevent it and Deal With it

Jun 27, 2017

CHICAGO, Illinois – Most problems in data centers involve human error. Someone hitting the wrong button, somebody pulling the wrong cord, someone leaning on something. From an operations standpoint, the million dollar question for a data center engineer is pretty easy to guess. How do you ensure proper training to prevent human error, and how […] more

CHICAGO, Illinois – Most problems in data centers involve human error. Someone hitting the wrong button, somebody pulling the wrong cord, someone leaning on something. From an operations standpoint, the million dollar question for a data center engineer is pretty easy to guess. How do you ensure proper training to prevent human error, and how […] more