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American Tower expands reach with debut edge data center in North Carolina

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American Tower expands reach with debut edge data center in North Carolina

The new American Tower edge data center in Raleigh, North Carolina is currently under construction with a completion date set for the first quarter of 2025.

The new edge facility, according to American Tower, is its debut into the Raleigh data center market, signaling the inauguration of a novel category of data center offerings for the company.

Dubbed aggregation edge data centers, these facilities aim to bring cloud services closer to the periphery. The proximity enables local businesses to enhance operational outcomes by leveraging advanced technologies like hybrid cloud and artificial intelligence, the company notes.

“Raleigh represents an ideal data center location, since it is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the U.S. and is near renowned academic institutions and large enterprises in Research Triangle Park,” says American Tower in a written release.

Once completed, the data center will have the capacity to generate four megawatts of power at maximum capability. Initially, it is anticipated to cover an area of 4,000 square feet and require one megawatt of power. Construction efforts are slated to continue throughout the summer months.

Earlier this year, the company partnered with IBM in a bid to accelerate the deployment of a hybrid, multi-cloud computing platform at the edge.

Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, American Tower is a real estate investment trust (REIT) and an independent owner, operator, and developer of multi-tenant communications real estate. They are primarily focused on the leasing of space on wireless communications sites to tenants in the United States and internationally.

The company owns and operates a vast portfolio of communication towers, distributed antenna systems (DAS), and small cell solutions. These assets are used by wireless carriers, broadcasters, and other tenants to transmit and receive signals for mobile communications, television, radio, and broadband services.

American Tower’s asset portfolio includes edge data centers, in addition to distributed land, with some combined with CoreSite’s regional data centers post acquisition.

In 2021, the company revealed its plan to expand its market reach for collocation and carrier-neutral data centers with the launch of its data center channel partner program.

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