Data centers are a new trend of real estate development in the USA

Though they were unpopular years ago, data centers are dominating in the real estate market. Their demand is driven by the changing needs of large and small businesses, the growing number of connected devices in circulation and the increased amounts of information transmitted, all of which are expected to continue growing.
Data centers and their growth drivers were one of the central subjects of conversation at CRE.Converge 2019, an annual conference in which real estate gurus discuss new market trends. It's believed that this sector will gain new lines of development. This expectation was reinforced by a recent report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) that forecasts considerable increases in data generation. By 2025, the amount of daily generated data will reach 463 exabytes, which is equivalent to 213 million DVDs.

US developers are known to place their new facilities near transoceanic submarine cable stations and key Internet exchange points, such as Northern Virginia, New York, North California, Dallas and Chicago. However, in the near future, this trend will give way to another: As early as 2020, data centers will be more regularly built far away from nodes. In line with the current trend, data centers will also move to the periphery of fibre optics networks, and closer to the points where data is originally created.
Svetlana Pronina
regional operational director
Colliers International
"The Russian data center market is in a phase of growth due to growing demand for cloud storage services by Russian corporations and government entities. Accor­ding to an optimistic forecast, the Russian data center market will be tripled by 2022. Primary demand dri­vers will include state support for the industry, eli­mination of uncertainties in the interpretation of economic activities, cost-cutting in the construction of infrastru­cture, and more."
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