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The effect of 'binge watching' on data centers

The rise of Netflix (and the constant streaming habit it encourages) is leading to rapid construction in data center markets.

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Shifting clouds, surging M&A shape 2017 data center demand/united-states/en-us/news/4721/shifting-clouds-surging-m-a-shape-2017-data-center-demand​PhoenixShifting clouds, surging M&A shape 2017 data center demandRecord-breaking $10 billion in M&A in first half of 2017 and new technology investments are impacting data center real estate2017-08-31T05:00:00Z
Shifting clouds, surging M&A shape 2017 data center demand/united-states/en-us/news/4662/shifting-clouds-surging-m-a-shape-2017-data-center-demandCHICAGOShifting clouds, surging M&A shape 2017 data center demandRecord-breaking $10 billion in M&A in first half of 2017 and new technology investments are impacting data center real estate2017-08-01T05:00:00Z

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    JLL and QTS: Inspiring the next generation of women in tech

    12 July 2017 - The rise of women in higher management, in digital technology business roles, and in STEM is an ongoing discussion that is still only making baby steps towards an equal balance. However, successful female professionals are growing in number and using their positions to speak about their experiences, serving to prove that women are able to enter and thrive in all manner of jobs and should be encouraged to do so. Read more from JLL's Ali Greenwood at Business Review USA.

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    Six Factors to Consider When Selecting a Location for a Mission-Critical Data Center

    March 2017 - When searching for a location for their next data center, companies need to take a holistic view of the process, prioritizing and balancing all the factors involved in site selection. Read more from JLL's Mark Bauer at Area Development.

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    Whose data is it anyway?

    1 February 2017 - Data sovereignty laws are redrawing the global data center map. Cloud-based data may have the power to leap international borders in a single bound, but that does not make it immune to international law. Read more at Mission Critical.

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    6 factors to consider when selecting a data center location

    1 February 2017 - Stay connected when an emergency strikes. Learn how to avoid unnecessary costs that come from every hour you're offline. Read more at Area Development.

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    Five Ways To "Map" Data Center Strategy

    1 June 2016 - Data is virtual — until it isn’t. The many terabytes of cloud data being generated every day have to reside on a server somewhere. With demand for both virtual and physical space soaring, finding the right location for data centers is becoming increasingly competitive. JLL's Ali Greenwood, vice president, global Data Center Solutions practice group, has ideas on how to help you win. Read more at Mission Critical.

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    Data centers deal of 2015

    26 April 2016 - Aligned Data Centers, Facebook and RagingWire were all finalists for the top data center deal of 2015. JLL's Data Center Solutions practice team of Bo Bond and Ali Greenwood helped to close the winning deal. Read more at Dallas Business Journal (sub).

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    Texas lures data centers, not for jobs but for revenue

    26 April 2016 - “The general public today probably doesn’t realize how they tap and touch and utilize the data center all throughout their day,” said Bo Bond, a leader of JLL’s data center solutions team. Read more at the New York Times.

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    Why your online memories are massive energy guzzlers

    26 April 2016 - JLL's Ali Greenwood says that all of that digital data -- things like selfies and birthday messages -- have been living inside data centers. Far from being the quiet, clean “cloud” we hear about, these places are often old-school -- noisy, cold warehouses with roaring, outdated cooling systems. Read more at NPR's Marketplace.

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    In DFW, there’s a raging desire to construct data centers ASAP

    22 April 2016 - RagingWire's new data center under construction is one of the latest high-dollar development projects in North Texas that will bring the initial phase of a $330 million, 42-acre data center campus near Telecom Road and Lookout Drive to the Garland. JLL's Bo Bond talks about plans for the new site. Read more at Dallas Business Journal (sub).

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    Data centers - A critical connection

    19 April 2016 - At a time when demand for data center space is skyrocking, Dallas-Fort Worth has emerged as one of the top markets in the country. JLL's Bo Bond discusses what is making this market rise nationally. Read more from the Dallas-Fort Worth Real Estate Review.

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    Cities, not cornfields, draw data centers

    22 February 2016 - Rural areas are attractive because of the cost and availability of land for sprawling complexes. But higher land costs in a metro area, relative to the cost of the data center itself, are a negligible expense. Read more at Computerworld.

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    Top data center markets offer tax benefits, renewable energy—and new clients

    19 February 2016 - Multi-tenant data center providers in particular experienced 6.1 percent growth and revenues of $115.3 billion in the past year. Read more at Data Center POST.

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    Largest telcos grapple with data center assets

    10 February 2016 - As data center management grows and becomes more costly and complex, many large scale telecommunications companies are trying to figure out the best strategy for their needs: colocate and focus on core business, lease existing assets or sell off completely. Read more at IT-TNA.

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    Seattle, Chicago named largest data center builders in 2015

    29 January 2016 - What was once a rather niche corner of the real estate market is now a major economic driver in U.S. metros, particularly in Seattle which reported 352,000 square feet under construction in 2015. As officials look to increase data center presence in their states, operators are taking advantage of the incentives. Read about the remaining top 10 locales in Construction Dive.

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    Colocation in 2016: Top tenant expectations

    28 January 2016 - Data colocation center tenants will continue to be savvy in 2016. Many are looking beyond cost and location for flexibility and opportunity to offload risk through Service Level Agreements and lease clauses. However, once they do find a good match, tenants are relatively loyal to their landlords—especially in high demand markets. For a market-by-market comparison visit Data Center Knowledge.

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    Providers to resume upper hand in 2016

    28 January 2016 - Widespread merger and acquisition activity is reducing the amount of data center providers. Many tenant's markets will likely begin to favor the large providers as demand rises and prices start firming up. Read more at Building Design & Construction.

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    As providers grow, corporate clients follow suit

    24 January 2016 - Cloud providers were proactive about taking on more space in 2015 as large-scale telecommunication companies continue to shed internal data center space to focus on core business. Fortunately, customer absorption followed suit despite providers' concerns that they wouldn't adapt quickly enough. Read more at GLobeSt.com (free sub).

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    The effect of 'binge watching' on data centers

    23 January 2016 - Growing commercial cloud use and the rise of Netflix (along with the constant streaming habit it encourages) is causing rapid construction in data center markets like Chicago and Northern Virginia. And it's not expected to slow anytime soon. Read more from Crain's (free sub).​​​