McGuireWoods Trio Explores the Future of Data Centers

February 1, 2021

McGuireWoods partners Dale Mullen, Greg Riegle and Jonathan Blank penned a recent article for InterGlobix magazine about the decentralized future of data centers.

In the article, titled “Energy, Environment and the Edge — the Decentralized Future of the Data Center,” the authors noted that the combination of energy, environmental and edge computing needs will drive a decentralized data center model in 2021 and beyond.

Transformation in the internet infrastructure and data center industry, the authors wrote, will be accelerated by the development of 5G technologies, artificial intelligence and President Joe Biden’s “Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice.”

Because of developing technologies and clean energy shifts, data centers will need to navigate opportunities to participate in microgrid opportunities and renewable energy opportunities in edge markets to be successful, the authors said.

McGuireWoods’ data centers team was profiled as part of the 2020 InterGlobix magazine anniversary edition, and the firm partnered with InterGlobix on multiple data center programs throughout 2020.