Data centres go mainstream

I think the first time I started to seriously think that data centres might be an interesting ED opportunity for NB was over three years ago. Now, it is now a mainstream economic development opportunity and I get multiple stories every week about a new data centre campus, a new way to power data centres, etc.

This notion of a data centre park is a good one providing you have competitive electricity rates. Basically, you go out and recruit a data centre company (the ones that host other people’s data) and build a little cluster around them and their recruitment efforts.