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Weekly Data Centre Digest – 28th June 2024

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CBRE: Global Data Center Trends 2024. Read here.


Ada Infrastructure has received the go-ahead for its 210MW data center campus in East London’s Royal Docks in the UK. Read here.

Plan for huge data centre in Iver Buckinghamshire (UK) near M25 refused. Read here.

Microsoft data centre plans for power station site in Leeds (UK) following £106.6m deal. Read here.

Google is planning to extend its data centre operations in Ireland, with an expansion of its existing centre in Dublin. Read here.

Stack Infrastructure has launched a scholarship program for female students at universities in the UK. Read here.

An application has been submitted to demolish the former Ford engine plant at Waterton Industrial Estate in Bridgend. The site was recently purchased by Vantage Data Centers. Read here.

Europe wants to send data centers into space — study says it’s possible. Read here.

Real estate firm Spring this month announced Peakside Capital Advisors AG has sold a commercial and office property in Schiphol-Rijk to a “global data center operator and investor” for development. Read here.

CBRE Investment Management has bought a data centre building close to Canary Wharf in London’s Docklands from Abrdn for £48.65 million. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Freshworks has announced the launch of its new data center, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), in the UAE. Read here.


Spark secures resource consent for data centre in world-first sustainable development in Auckland. Read here.

Apple is reportedly looking to develop a data center in Taiwan. Read here.

NTT DATA to launch Japan’s first domestic Data Center REIT. Read here.

Thailand to trial system for data centres to buy green power. Read here.

India will require an additional data centre capacity of 1.7-3.6 Gigawatt: Read here.

ST Engineering to invest $120m in new sustainable data centre at Jalan Boon Lay. Read here.

Malaysia is in discussions with potential Chinese investors to establish data centres in the Southeast Asian nation to attract “high quality” investments.. Read here.

Thai Energy Billionaire steps up Data Center push to Tap AI Boom. Read here.

EDGNEX Data Centres by DAMAC, has announced its latest expansion in the APAC region with the development of a cutting-edge data center in Bangkok, Thailand. Read here.

CtrlS Datacenters Ltd, a prominent player in the Indian data center market, has unveiled major plans for expanding its Indian footprint. Read here.

North America

CyrusOne has received approval for its application to rezone land for a data center campus in Kendall County, outside Chicago, Illinois. Read here.

CyrusOne announced it has broken ground on its fifth data center campus at the Texas Research Park in San Antonio. Read here.

DataBank is planning to build a $256 million 40,000 sqm data center in Dallas, Texas. Read here.

Stream Data Centers announced its ground breaking of a new 135-acre hyperscale campus in San Antonio, Texas. Read here.

Microsoft has secured an agreement for its planned data center campus in Licking County, Ohio. Read here.

Vantage Data Centers is planning a $185 million data center development in New Albany, Ohio. Read here.

Google has filed final plans for its data center construction plan in Northland, Kansas City, Missouri. Read here.

Data center firm Switch Inc. has raised $1.7 billion via securitized financing. Read here.

Slow data center expansion could impact chip sales, Nvidia CEO reportedly concerned. Read here.

Cryptomine firm Hut 8 has raised $150 million from investment firm Coatue to fund its expansion into serving AI customers. Read here.

CoreWeave signed another 70MW hosting deal with Core Scientific. Read here.

Metrobloks raised $5.2 mn seed round to build data centers in metro markets. Read here.

Microsoft will no longer explore underwater data centres. Read here.

Google and CME to build new facility to move trading into Cloud. Read here.

Telco Segra has completed the expansion of its $10 million data center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Read here.

More than 3.5GW of data center capacity is due to come online in California between now and 2029. Read here.

GiantLeap Capital Invests in Vantage Data Centers. Read here.

IPI Partners data centre fund secure additional US pension capital. Read here.

South America

Brazil’s National Bank for Economic and Social Development has approved financing worth $7.5m for Um Telecom to deploy the first Tier III data centre in the State of Pernambuco. Read here.

Brazilian data center operator Scala has broken ground on a new facility in Fortaleza. Read here.

Other interesting articles

AWS can help reduce the carbon footprint of AI workloads by up to 99%. Here’s how. Read here.

Southeast Asia data centre boom powering the AI age with big bucks. Read here.

AI’s appetite for power could double datacenter electricity bills by 2030. Read here.

AWS flexes data center muscles as AI workloads increase cloud use. Read here.

Are Quality Concerns Impeding Data Center Construction? Read here.

AI to boost datacenter capex by 28.5% and become the top server workload. Read here.

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