ESD designs and consults for three of the top five hyperscale clients worldwide, and four of the top five colocation/wholesale providers. With that said, this experience creates great insight as to the general requirements of today’s hyperscale tenants in a colocation world. While we would never divulge our clients’ secret sauces, there are similarities from one to another that need to comply to each hyperscale tenant.
Utility cost: So many of the large hyperscale companies look to reduce utility cost, and therefore look for lower utility rates which are often in tier II or tier III markets. Large scale hyperscale users often locate data centers in remote areas and negotiate rates based upon MW installations ranging from 40MW to over 200MW. Due to the volume, they are able to get a reduction of rates which collocation companies may not be able to negotiate.