Boston has always been known as the capitol of higher education for the U.S. With over 50 colleges and universities in the Boston area, it has traditionally been a hotbed for technology, research, business, and medicine.
Today, those industries are reaching new heights, requiring future-proof IT strategies and facilities supporting high-performance computing. The data center industry is playing a critical role in meeting extensive IT requirements and simultaneously driving some of the region’s growth.
Recently, Digital Realty sponsored an in-depth market report on the Boston data center market. Prepared by Data Center Frontier, in conjunction with datacenterHawk, this report provides an in-depth look at the current supply of data center market in Boston, as well as the area’s rising demand.
Beyond the area’s many education institutions, Boston’s thriving startups, tech companies, hospitals and research institutes all drive the need for data center space. Its biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry is the largest in the country. With GE having recently moved its headquarters to Boston’s Seaport District, the Industrial Internet of Things presents huge growth potential as well.