At the crossroads of high-tech fluid dynamics, real estate, and our energy grid sits the data center. An asset and industry that is misunderstood, mostly hidden, and at the core of the brave new digital world we live in today. They are the ever-evolving and growing metropolitan city designed to house the data and data processing that drives our economy forward.
There is no cloud, just someone else’s computer and the data center is the home of every “cloud” you use today… and will remain the home of every “cloud” your great-grandchildren will eventually use.
If you’ve ever walked into one of these purpose-built 100,000+ square foot facilities, with the security gates, iris scanners, bio-metric readers, badges, guards, and machinery all around you, it’s hard not to have your jaw drop, and an overwhelming feeling that you’re standing in something special.
Some say, ‘If you’ve walked through two or three of these facilities, you’ve seen them all!’ However, our experience has proven that this is far from reality. Each property and property owner is unique, and the use cases for these facilities only continues to grow in proportion to the volume of data sets being aggregated every second. Underwater data centers, data centers on ships, data centers in space, from 1,000 sq ft to 1,000,000 sq ft and beyond – we love them all!
The industry is, in fact, at an all-time high on numerous levels. Valuations of companies in the space, year over year IBIDA growth, year over year revenue per square foot, total industry spend, total square footage in production… every variable is growing and, in most cases, growing faster than ever before.
"With Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Facebook and IBM combined spending over $58B on data centers annually, the language of the data center has become one of the most valuable anyone can learn in the world today."
With Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and IBM combined spending over $58B on data centers annually, the language of the data center has become one of the most valuable anyone can learn in the world today. At Open Spectrum, we have not only learned to speak that language, but we’ve helped to translate the data center language into terms anyone can understand.
You may ask “why?” You see, we love data centers. LOVE. THEM.