Explosive Growth in Data 

  • Cloud computing, content creation and the AI revolution are driving rapid growth in data.
  • Between 2010 and 2022, data created, consumed and stored increased 49x.1
  • This is fueling demand for data centers, with more leasing in the last 18 months than in the previous six years combined.2
Global data created, consumed and stored (zettabytes)
Explosive Growth in Data Chart
  1. IDC, as of December 31, 2021. 2021 and 2022 represent year-end estimates.
  2. datacenterHawk, as of December 31, 2022. Demand based on total gross absorption in megawatts (electricity consumption).

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