New data center research reveals industry growth and sustained investment

Data Centres Europe ConferenceA market tracker following data centers compiles information and research undertaken by AHV Associates LLP each month. This month’s research shows data center market performance is sustaining growth and data center operators and companies are continuing to outperform the major indices.

The monthly issued data center research is provided to subscribers of Datacentres.com, the networking hub for data centers, researched by consulting firm BroadGroup. BroadGroup works with investment agencies, investors in data centers and enterprises, and provides independent analysis and benchmarks.

The new data center research shows that activity in the data center markets is continuing to support the establishment of new funds from Russia to Saudi Arabia, and investment is being sustained in new data center businesses. The new research report cites recent IPO filings and draft registration statements.

“BroadGroup has taken the view for some time that data centers represent a new asset class. Data centers have continued to attract high levels of investment with more than USD15 billion global data center investment last year. Growth has been sustained, and internationalisation is being pursued with a range of finance and investment strategies,” explained Steve Wallage, managing director of BroadGroup Consulting.

This new information suggests that operators are choosing from a range of options open to them including bonds, private equity, and IPOs. Given the acceleration likely through the adoption of Private Cloud over the next five years, and future demand for data centers, BroadGroup believes that constraints will remain for unlisted or under-funded companies.

BroadGroup is hosting its annual Data Centres Europe Conference at Espaces Antipolis, near Nice in France from 24 – 25 June 2010. Additional information about the conference and booking tickets can be accessed at www.datacentres.com/DCE

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