Originally posted on Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller


A row of cabinets inside one of the data halls at the TierPoint TekPark data center near Allentown, Pa. TierPoint continues to grow through acquisition. (Photo: Rich Miller)

Today we continue our Data Center Executive Roundtable, a quarterly feature showcasing the insights of thought leaders on the state of the data center industry, and where it is headed. In today’s discussion, our panel of experienced data center executives – Chris Crosby of Compass Datacenters, Chris Sharp of Digital Realty Trust, Mark Wachtmann of IO, Jeff Klaus of Intel DCM and Michael Custer of Chatsworth Products – will examine the outlook for mergers and acquisitions in the data center sector. The conversation is moderated by Rich Miller, the founder and editor of Data Center Frontier.

Data Center Frontier: There’s been lots of mergers and acquisitions in the data center industry. Is this likely to continue? If so, how might M&A activity impact the competitive landscape in the data center and cloud hosting industry in 2016 and beyond?

To read the full article, view it on the Data Center Frontier website here.