Three regions where hyperscale data center buyers go off the beaten path to find land, savings, and the future homes for their facilities.

Anyone in the data center game knows the value and importance of a good location. Facilities of all tiers and sizes have traditionally been built in highly network-dense, coastal locations to take advantage of an abundance of local tech talent and easy access to interior North American and key foreign markets.

But as organizations move more of their workloads and core operations to the cloud, the ability to meet a constantly increasing demand for compute resources becomes far more important than a facility’s address.

As a result, leading hyperscale developers and enterprise cloud services providers are starting to eschew historically popular data center locations in favor of non-traditional, emerging markets for their new facilities.