Weekly Data Centre News – 01/12/2023

Dec 1, 2023

Weekly Update! Happy December! As the year draws to a close the news will start to slow, but 2024 is looking like another exciting year for the world of data centres. What are your predictions for 2024?

What has happened this week?


The Knight Frank / DC Byte Report focuses on the Middle East and North African (MENA) region, covering the markets of UAE, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Morocco, and Egypt. Read here.


Microsoft pledged £2.5 Billion for UK Investment Drive into AI Data Centres. Read here.

KAO Data announced that construction of its second Harlow data centre, KLON-02, is now fully complete, commissioned, and operational. Read here.

KAO Data has submitted plans for £350m Stockport scheme. Read here.

CyrusOne has officially broken ground on its fifth data center in Frankfurt (FRA5), strategically located in Hanau, 25 km east of the center of Frankfurt, Europe’s data center capital. Read here.

Crypto miner Hive expands data center operations in Sweden. Read here.

evroc announced they have selected Stockholm for flagship data center paving the way for Europe’s first hyperscale cloud and critical AI infrastructure. Read here.

Green Mountain has delivered first data center building to TikTok. Read here.

TikTok pledges €12B European investment over 10 years as work on Norwegian data center begins. Read here.

Google boosts presence in Greece with Data Center investment. Read here.

EcoDataCenter plans to expand its main data center and more than double its current capacity. Read here.

French private equity firm Ardian has acquired data center company Verne Global from Digital 9 Infrastructure. Read here.

UK’s power struggle gets real as data centres plea for energy reforms. Read here.


DataVolt has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with three ministries in Uzbekistan that will see it developing green data centres in the market. Read here.

World’s first commercial undersea data centre has been deployed in Hainan, China. Read here.

OVHcloud plans to develop new data centers in Sydney and Toronto. Read here.

North America

Meta has launched its DeKalb, Illinois, data center. Read here.

Novva Data Centers announced the acquisition of a 7.5-acre campus comprised of several buildings located in South San Francisco. Read here.

Databank announced that it has raised $533 million of capital through a combination of debt and equity to fund the construction of new data centers. Read here.

Microsoft wants to bring a sixth data center, called Ruthenium, to West Des Moines. Read here.

Racine County Board gave final approval to Microsoft land sale, and associated data center development plan. Read here.

A large data center application in the technology zone area just east of the town of Culpeper is headed to the County Board of Supervisors. Read here.

DigitalBridge has closed its digital infrastructure credit fund, DigitalBridge Credit (DBC), having raised $1.1 billion. Read here.

Other interesting articles

Top 5 Tips to Shape Positive PR for the Data Centre Industry. Read here.

Vertiv goes against the grain with wooden datacenters for greener bytes. Read here.

How Meta redesigned its data centers for the AI era. Read here.

What’s it like inside a data center. Read here.

‘It’s Time To Be More Realistic’: Data Centers’ Nuclear Ambitions Suffer Setback. Read here.

Inside Data Centre Podcast

This week I talk Data Centers with Brian Green, EVP of Operations, Engineering & Project Management at Edgeconnex. Listen here.

Have a great week.