As shareholders of REITs and publicly traded technology companies seek higher returns, data center portfolio acquisitions have become the leading method of increasing sales/profits. Large acquisitions are occurring throughout the United States as well as Europe and South America. Recently, ESD Consulting represented a confidential storage and information management company concerning the portfolio acquisition of a confidential colocation provider in Salt Lake City, Utah. Representing the buyer, ESD Consulting performed multiple data center surveys, growth analysis and future growth projections, risk assessments, asset evaluation, CAPX and OPEX evaluations, and power usage and PUE assessments based on a 15-year plan. We delivered a 209-page acquisitions report, with a clear and concise executive summary for the C-Suite within a seven-day period.