Why SA's data center market outlook is brighter than Austin's in 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

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The San Antonio metro area is positioned to see more data center leasing activity and potential construction, more so than the Austin market, according to a recent report by Chicago-based real estate investment company Jones Lang LaSalle LP Inc. 

One factor driving that is that the cost of ownership — or the requirements for running a data center, such as redundant electricity, internet and technical expertise — is less expensive in San Antonio than Austin. 

The local market is also home to more enterprise data centers, which are sprawling climate-controlled buildings housing computer server farms. 

Meanwhile, the Austin market has more co-location data centers — or shared computer server warehouses — likely to support midmarket technology companies, Curt Holcomb, JLL's executive vice president of global data center solutions, told the Business Journal.  READ MORE...

Category: Data Center