DATA CENTERS: WELCOME TO THE NEW REAL ESTATE ASSET CLASS

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Data centers have seen an explosion in growth over the last decade as companies outsource their infrastructure and move to the cloud. Switzerland is no exception and is seeing growth paralleling key markets around the world, says Eric Schwartz, chief strategy and development officer at Equinix.

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Data centers: Welcome to the new real estate asset class
Data centers have seen an explosion in growth over the last decade as companies outsource their infrastructure and move to the cloud. Switzerland is no exception and is seeing growth paralleling key markets around the world, says Eric Schwartz, chief strategy and development officer at Equinix.

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