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The Year in Hyperscale: Bigger Deals, Faster Networks, New Strategies

December 27, 2018 / SARAH RUBENOFF

There’s no question that 2018 has been a big year for hyperscale computing, as the size and speed of deals for major cloud computing platforms and social networks continues to influence how the data center industry conducts business.As we look back at 2018, it’s a good time to take stock of how the growing needs of hyperscale computing has shaped how service providers operate. These trends include unprecented leasing volumes (especially in Northern Virginia), the continued super-sizing of cloud data center facilities, the adoption of new leasing strategies to help cloud providers manage their growth, and a cloud-driven shift in the location of landing stations for subsea cables.