Going Global: A Conversation With AJ Byers

The data center industry is now a global business. For developers, this means extending their operations across borders and oceans. As President, International for Compass Datacenters, AJ Byers is heading the company’s push into new markets. On this episode of the DCF Show, Byers talks about Compass’ global expansion, including its growing presence in Canada, new campus in Israel and opportunities in Europe. We also discuss the quest for more clean electricity in Montreal, where cryptocurrency and cannabis firms are also seeking power to expand their operations.

DCF Show 17: AJ Byers on Global Expansion

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Here’s a timeline of topics AJ and I discuss on the podcast:

  • 1:30 – AJ’s Career in the Canadian data center market.
  • 11:00 – Compass Datacenters’ expansion into Israel.
  • 14:30 – Power availability in top European cities, and how it impacts site selection.
  • 18:00 – How crypto and cannabis complicate the power market in Quebec.

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