EdgeCore Digital Infrastructure, a wholesale data centre developer, owner and operator, has introduced a new brand that reflects the scalability and operational efficiency offered by its campuses, and the commitments EdgeCore has made to sustainability, safety and local communities.
Density has emerged as a critical element of modern data centre design, as the industry rapidly scales to meet the capacity demands of emerging technology. In particular, the increasing capacity demands created by the growth of artificial intelligence (AI), large language models (LLMs) and hyperscale computing are poised to fundamentally shape the future of the data centre industry. In a recent analysis, investment banking firm TD Cowen found “a tsunami of AI demand,” reflective of recent data centre leases in 2023.
“Since 2020, cloud providers have seen a sharp rise in demand for their services and have consequently grown their infrastructure to better service end users, taking up large chunks of space in leased datacenters,” according to Dan Thompson, Principal Research Analyst for 451 Research, a part of S&P Global Market Intelligence. “However, we have observed another surge in demand starting in late 2021 to early 2022. The one main difference between this wave of demand and the previous one seems to be that customers’ density requirements are also shifting, as those companies look for facilities offering higher amounts of power per square foot. Datacenter and cloud providers alike agree that AI workloads will require high-density infrastructure at the datacenter level, making it easy to assume that all this new demand can be attributed to the surge of interest in AI.”
In 2024, EdgeCore plans to invest 600 million dollars into new regions, located in areas with a combination of land and near-term power availability suitable for supporting up to three sites with a minimum capacity of 300MVA each.
“EdgeCore’s rebranding efforts signify a major milestone in our growth and evolution,” said Clint Heiden, Chief Commercial Officer, EdgeCore. “Since being acquired by Partners Group, we have retooled our data centre designs and made the capital commitments necessary to provide the high-density power required by companies seeking to support artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) technology. This updated strategy will enable us to deliver our customers the certainty of execution they require in a trusted partner.”