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Learn more about the Denver data center market in this comprehensive report from Data Center Frontier and DataCenterHawk

Data Center Frontier Special Report: Denver Data Center Market

This Data Center Frontier Special Report, brought to you by Iron Mountain, was prepared by Data Center Frontier in conjunction with DataCenterHawk. The report will provide:

  • An overview & analysis of the Denver data center market
  • Trends in supply and demand in Denver
  • The business environment, including connectivity, disaster resilience & more
  • A list of the major colocation providers

The Denver data center market is your prototypical “second tier” digital hub, driven by local business demands with growing requirements for data center space. However, The Mile High City is one of the fastest-growing technology ecosystems in the United States, emerging earlier on as one of the major U.S. fiber & connectivity hubs as well as a prime location for backup and DR, to now being a major player for regional retail and wholesale colocation, supporting both enterprise and service providers.

Download the full report today to learn more about the Denver data center market.

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This report was prepared by Data Center Frontier, in conjunction with datacenterHawk.

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Market overview & analysis

Digital transformation is boosting the importance of IT infrastructure for businesses of all sizes, in all markets. Denver is a prime example of a “second tier” digital hub driven by demand from local businesses with growing requirements for data center space. The Mile High City has one of the fastest-growing technology ecosystems in the United States and is home to numerous colocation providers, carriers, technology companies, IT services providers, and regional/HQ in-house data centers.

Denver is a major U.S. fiber hub, acting as a central relay point that connects West Coast backbones and end users to major Midwest and East Coast markets. After establishing an early reputation as a prime location for data backup, Denver has emerged as regional market for retail colocation, supporting both enterprise and service provider customers. In recent years, data center companies have begun building larger data centers in the Denver region, and offering wholesale space.

The Denver market is home to 750,000 square feet(SF) of commissioned data center space, representing 71 megawatts (MW) of commissioned power, according to market research from datacenter Hawk.

With the proliferation of IoT comes increased demand for increased density in communications infrastructure, specifically in regional business markets like Denver.

Even though Denver is not one of the largest datacenter markets, it benefits from a strategic location, and is likely to gain a higher profile as America's IT infrastructure becomes more distributed. Datacenter development has traditionally been focused on six to eight markets: Northern Virginia, Silicon Valley, New York/New Jersey, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Phoenix and Los Angeles.

That is changing as the U.S. economy feeds off the momentum created by digital transformation, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. IoT device performance is dependent on limiting network latency. With the proliferation of IoT comes increased demand for increased density in communications infrastructure, specifically in regional business markets like Denver, that are already important destinations for data backhaul. Denver and similar markets will play a big role in the next stage of digital transformation as aggregation points for IoT data and analytics.