CBRE’s 2019 North American Data Center Outlook forecasts the year ahead:
Strong demand from hyperscale cloud providers and enterprise companies will continue data center momentum into 2019. Companies are positioning to align with the growth of global data consumption and innovative technologies including the Internet of Things (IoT), edge computing and 5G. From an investment perspective, new capital sources continued to fuel interest in the sector as data centers continue offer investment diversity and strong returns. In 2019, we expect positive market fundamentals with demand continuing to outpace supply and elevated interest in data center capital markets.