5 Real Estate Investments to Profit from Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is no longer a thing of the future. It’s how a lot of business is currently done. The number of businesses and people taking advantage of cloud solutions is growing with the daily advances in technology and solutions that are offered.
A lot of companies are profiting from this growing industry, and I’m sure a few major technology companies quickly come to mind. However, despite its name, the cloud actually requires a lot of real estate to house the millions of servers that make cloud computing possible. Equinix (NASDAQ: EQIX), Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), QTS Data Centers (NYSE: QTS), and CoreSite Realty (NYSE: COR) are five data center real estate investment trusts (REITs) making real estate investments to profit from cloud computing.
Equinix is the biggest of the data REITs, which is why they’re able to handle 50% of Fortune 500 companies including the major cloud computing companies like Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), AT&T (NYSE: T), and Oracle (NYSE: ORCL). To handle all of this, Equinix has 211 data centers across five continents.
Apparently, that many data centers don’t meet the demand since they have 32 new expansion projects underway. That may be one reason they’re up over 22% YTD despite the COVID-19 crash.
This is another REIT that’s a major player in the cloud computing space. Also a data center REIT, Digital Realty has over 4,000 customers utilizing 275 data centers across six continents.
Digital Realty is getting the most out of their data center network with their advanced technology in the cloud computing space. Their PlatformDIGITAL is providing global companies with fast, reliable, and secure access to their data from any point in the world. This is also a great solution for mobile services and applications as well as online games being played by several users simultaneously across the globe.
As the third largest data center provider in the U.S., CyrusOne services 200 Fortune 1000 companies with its 45+ data centers on three continents.
CyrusOne’s winning edge is in their fast construction of build-to-suit data centers. Their Massively Modular system allows them to complete a new data center in just 12 to 16 weeks. This gives them a huge advantage for customers with major data needs that require their own facility without the time to wait.
QTS Realty Trust
While being one of the smaller data center REITs with only 24 data centers in the U.S. and two megacenters in the Netherlands, QTS provides some of the most innovative solutions of any data center provider.
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