Weekly Data Centre News – 02/02/2024

Feb 2, 2024

Weekly Update! The hardest part of my weekly update is thinking of something to put in this intro section. Some weeks I really struggle to come up with anything. At least that is the intro sorted for this week.

What has happened this week?


JLL Data Centers 2024 Global Outlook. Read here.

DataCenterHawk – 4Q 2023 Data Center Market Recap. Read here.

AFCOM: AI Boom Fueling Data Center Construction, Design Innovation. Read here.

The cloud Q4 results are coming in. Read here.

AWS revenue increased 13% to $24.2 billion, with executives saying growth will accelerate this year. Read here.


Google announced 700 megawatts of clean energy — including their largest offshore wind projects to date in The Netherlands. Read here.

Construction on a 3D-printed building set to be used as a data center in Heidelberg, Germany, has been completed. Read here.

Ireland’s Data Centre Sector Is Set For A Boom — If It Can Solve Power Quandary. Read here.

Belgian infrastructure investment firm TINC is reportedly looking to divest its stake in local data center firm Datacenter United. Read here.

The Dutch Data Center Association (DDA) has complained about “drastic” new measures from the Municipality of Amsterdam to restrict data centers. Read here.

Amazon has agreed to buy more than half of the power available from the new Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland. Read here.

Equinix has signed seven wind power offtake agreements in France with German renewables developer Wpd. Read here.

Nu Quantum is developing a world-first modular, rack-mount and scalable quantum data centre prototype. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Google has launched its first African cloud region in Johannesburg, South Africa. Read here.

UAE and Greece have signed a digital infrastructure deal. Read here.


DCI begins construction of flagship data center in Seoul. Read here.

STT GDC Shortlists PE Firms for $1 Billion funding. Read here.

Thailand Data Centre Council aims to make Thailand a key DC hub. Read here.

Singtel embarks on AI flavoured data centre push. Read here.

GP launches first ‘Super Core Data Center’. Read here.

Telekom Malaysia is said to be exploring plans to build a new hyperscale data centre. Read here.

Logistics real estate firm ESR has reportedly acquired land previously earmarked for a Digital Realty data center in Sydney, Australia. Read here.

Real estate firm Goodman is planning to develop a new 80MW data center in Sydney, Australia. Read here.

Goodman Group signalled its plans for a $1.4 billion reworking of the former ABC Studios site in Artarmon. Read here.

STT GDC has broken ground on a third data center campus in Chennai, India. Read here.

True Internet Data Center Company Limited is investing over 10 billion baht to significantly expand its data center and cloud business capabilities in Thailand from 2024 to 2027. Read here.

Melbourne’s data centre growth outstrips Sydney. Read here.

CapitaLand advances construction of state-of-the-art data centre at Madhapur. Read here.

North America

Blackstone Is Building a $25 Billion Empire of Power-Hungry Data Centers. Read here.

Vantage Data Centers announced the company raised a record $10 billion in incremental debt and equity financing throughout 2023. Read here.

Microsoft has acquired more than 370 acres outside Des Moines, Iowa. Read here.

West Virginia project gets $3m to cool data centers with mine water. Read here.

Recently announced Meta data center ‘very significant’ for River Ridge. Read here.

A former AT&T telecoms facility outside Chicago and dating from the Cold War is up for auction. Read here.

Prologis and Skybox are moving ahead with their major data center projects outside of Austin. Read here.

QTS Data Centers plans to build a second data center adjacent to its first one near the AllianceTexas development. Read here.

Switch tees up expansion of data center in Southeast Austin. Read here.

Data Centers Are Booming In Ohio’s Digital Heartland. Read here.

Prince William County responds to lawsuit challenging planned Devlin data center campus. Read here.

Meta will develop its own custom AI chip and deploy them at their local data centres to power their AI tools. Read here.

Other interesting articles

How can the UK make the most of the data centre boom? Read here.

Breaking Ground: Constructing Data Centers For the AI Revolution. Read here.

Rethinking modern data center design and construction trends. Read here.

Data gold rush: companies once focused on mining cryptocurrency pivot to generative AI. Read here.

AWS, Google Cloud invest in data center expansion, sustainability. Read here.

‘Waterless’ Data Centers Aren’t Always The Most Sustainable Choice. Read here.

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Have a great week.