2016 big data, big footprint in DFW2016 big data, big footprint in DFWhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=139892016-07-28T05:00:00Z2016-07-28T20:00:00Z

​​DFW - This year could prove to be a big one for data center development as companies relocate and expand their high-tech footprint in the region, according to JLL’s 2016 Data Center Outlook report.

"This has been a very active market with net absorption year-to-date totaling 18 megawatts, which means we are on track to deliver 40 megawatts to 50 megawatts of space," Bo Bond, managing director at JLL's Dallas office, told the Dallas Business Journal. 

"That would most likely exceed what we did last year and in the previous year."

The heightened pace of development in North Texas is caused by the deficit of existing data center space in the region that a time when cat videos seem to be taking over the world. 

And it's not just videos, but the mobile banking, online insurance quotes and the way you are ticketed on an airline all feed the demand for more bandwidth, Bond said.

For North Texas, this means data center developers and operators—such as RagingWire, Digital Realty and ViaWest—all have buildings under construction with plans to deliver these facilities in third quarter 2016 and first quarter 2017. 

In all, there is 17 megawatts, or about 182,000 sf of data center space, under construction in Dallas-Fort Worth, with another 91 megawatts, or 681,875 sf of data center space, planned in the region.​
Dallas Business Journal
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

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