There are a few customers in the country/world that grow at hyper scale rates. To service those companies as a data center, you need to have many locations and lots of space at those locations. Brian Johnston, CTO at QTS Reality Trust Inc. Data Centers informs Don Witt of The Channel Daily News, a TR publication about what hyper scales needs are and what changes have been occurring in data center technology.
While QTS has a million square foot of facility at multiple locations, hyper scale needs can make short work of it. For example: a typical enterprise may need 2-3 thousand square feet and increase another 2 thousand square feet over two years. A hyper scale company will need:
Massive disk storage
Massive, massive compute farm
5/10/20 megawatt at a time in multiple locations around the country and globe
This accounts for 10s of thousands/millions of servers. Google, Facebook, Twitter and Salesforce are considered hyper scale companies.In addition to bei