The Data Center sector has become one of the highest spending sectors tracked by Industrial Info. Data centers are vital for reliable internet communication, social media and webpages; their value only increases each year. This sector is expected to be a key growth area for many years as reliance on the internet increases daily.
Industrial Info’s plant database includes 2,617 data centers globally. These centers are either in the operational stage (2,010) or the planned, engineered or under-construction stage (607). The bulk of the data centers are located in North America, Europe and Asia. On the project side, there are currently 1,392 active data-center projects globally, worth an estimated $168.2 billion. These projects are in the planning, engineering or under-construction stages of development.