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ATLANTA, GA—Demand from large cloud users andglobal technology companies resulted in increased data centerleasing activity and space under construction in Atlanta in thefirst half of 2018, according to CBRE's latestU.S. Data Center Trends Report. The three megawatts ofabsorption Atlanta saw in the first half of 2018 places the cityamong the top data center markets in the nation and in an expansionphase.

Atlanta's data center market is positioned for growth, with 21MWmore capacity under construction to meet the strong demand.Expansions by major users, including Switch, CyrusOne,zColo, T5 and Databank added to themarket's momentum during the first six months of the year.Additionally, more than $5 billion of future investment has beenannounced by multi-tenant data center providers and hyperscalecloud providers. Despite the new supply, the market's vacancy rateremained unchanged year-over-year at 14.7%.

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