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Weekly Data Centre Digest – 5th July 2024

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Soben’s Data Centre Trends 2024 – Mid-Year Report. Read here.

Western Europe Data Center Construction Market Outlook Report 2024. Read here.


Planning permission has been granted for a Microsoft data centre in Newport, Wales. Read here.

Britain’s Brewing Battle Over Data Centers. Read here.

Swedes fear Northvolt site will become a data centre. Read here.

Industrial real estate firm Segro has announced plans to build a data center and warehouse in Marseille, France. Read here.

McLaren is understood to be set to sign a contract to build what will be one of the biggest data centres in London. Read here.

KKR’s GTR delivers second phase of Slough data center campus. Read here.

An Bord Pleanála has rejected a call for it to stage an oral hearing into plans by Amazon Web Services (AWS) to construct three new data centres in north Dublin. Read here.

Spanish IT services firm DataRush has launched a new data center in Spain. Read here.

AQ Compute has broken ground on its 60MW data center campus in Barcelona, Spain. Read here.

Kao Data event celebrates Stockport’s role in tech and AI revolution. Read here.

Red tape threatens Labour plans to build data centres (UK), warns Amazon. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Paix Data Centres expands capacity in Ghana to 1.2MW. Read here.

Freshworks launched a new Data Center in UAE. Read here.

Gulf Data Hub’s minority stake sale draws Private Equity firms. Read here.

MTN is planning the construction of its largest West African data centre. Read here.

Israel to build supercomputer to keep pace in global AI race. Read here.


Natural Environment Solutions (NES) has announced that it has launched a 5 MW data centre in Pune, India. Read here.

Amazon to build high-security data center for Australia. Read here.

Oracle opened a second Cloud Region in Singapore. Read here.

AirTrunk plans huge expansion of Melbourne campus. Read here.

Japanese data center operator At Tokyo Corporation, known as @Tokyo, has officially launched its latest facility. Read here.

Vietnamese telecoms provider CMC Corporation has launched a data center company. Read here.

Bain Capital has set plans to bring in new investors to invest in Chindata Group to raise funds and expand the data center company. Read here.

Bids to acquire the Australian operations of data center operator Global Switch have reportedly failed to meet expectations. Read here.

PDG delivers first phase of Johor data center campus in Malaysia. Read here.

Malaysian real estate firm Equalbase is planning to develop a data center campus in Johor. Read here.

North America

Meta has officially announced plans for a new data center campus in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Read here.

Northern Data plots $16bn US IPO for Ardent and Taiga units. Read here.

Crusoe Energy, a company best known for mining cryptocurrencies via flared gas, is to start building permanent data centers for AI customers. Read here.

Talen asks US regulators to reject challenge to Amazon data center deal. Read here.

AI drives 48% increase in Google emissions. Read here.

Microsoft has broken ground on its data center project in Palmetto, Georgia. Read here.

Lawmakers in Virginia’s Loudoun County have voted in favor of removing data centers as a by-right use on all properties in all zones. Read here.

County planners in Culpeper County, Northern Virginia, have denied a data center application in Brandy Station. Read here.

2.4m sq ft data center campus proposed in New Jersey. Read here.

CBRE Investment Management has received city approval for its data center expansion in Chandler, Arizona. Read here.

Lambda Labs is reportedly seeking $800m in funding for its GPU cloud offering. Read here.

South America

Brazilian data center firm Elea has acquired two data centers from IT services firm DXC Technology. Read here.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has obtained approval for a second data center in Santiago, Chile. Read here.

Aligned Data Centers-owned Odata has broken ground on its fifth Brazilian data center in the São Paulo metropolitan region. Read here.

Other interesting articles

Ways to marry data centre design with the sustainability imperative. Read here.

Data centre boom reveals AI hype’s physical limits. Read here.

Behind-the-meter projects could be a way to avoid grid connection queues. Read here.

Rising Land Prices Spell Trouble For Some Data Center Developers. Read here.

Extreme heat is raising concerns about the durability of our tech infrastructure. Read here.

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