Landmark acquisitions and strategic divestments continue to shape the data center market landscape through 2017. Additionally, organic growth continues to drive new development. Sale-leaseback transactions provide funding to operators to allocate toward current operations, expansions, and acquisitions. Verizon and CenturyLink have divested their data center assets, while acquiring strategic fiber routes and increasing network connectivity. As a result, Equinix has increased its IBX portfolio and Cyxtera Technologies has been created to provide colocation services with a emphasis on cyber security. Digital Realty Trust has announced an agreement to acquire DuPont Fabros Technologies in a transaction valued at $7.6 billion.
Source : Cushman & Wakefield