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.