data center stats JLL saysthere's no sign of the data center and cloud space appetite abatinganytime soon.

HOUSTON—Building on growing momentum from the first half of2018, the global data center industry is poised to meet increased demand andnavigate economic uncertainty, according to JLL's latest DataCenter Outlook. JLL's analysis of the data center industry revealsthat the US, Canada; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; andAsia-Pacific amassed a staggering 421.2 megawatts, with the US andCanada leading absorption (292.1 mw), up 31.9% from the first halfof 2017.

“Considering the role that digital connectivity plays in oureveryday lives and its increased application, there's no sign ofthis appetite for data center and cloud space abating anytimesoon,” says Mark Bauer, JLL managing director and data centersolutions co-lead.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.