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Weekly Data Centre Digest – 7th June 2024

Jun 11, 2024

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Microsoft announced a £2.5 billion investment in a its Swedish data centres, marking the company’s largest investment in the country to date. Read here.

Digital infrastructure investor Goldacre is set to fund a project that will see London gain one of the most powerful data centres in the country. Read here.

Bulk announces €350m equity investment by BGO, and plans for over €1bn by 2026. Read here.

GPU cloud provider CoreWeave has officially announced plans to expand into continental Europe. Read here.

Equinix is to build a second data center in Lisbon, Portugal. Read here.

Switch Datacenters announced a new data centre in Amsterdam, named AMS4. Read here.

NorthC launched 4.5MW Eindhoven data center in Netherlands. Read here.

Vantage Data Centers announced that it has raised £600 million in securitised term notes, marking the first-ever securitisation of data centre assets in EMEA. Read here.

AQ Compute will expand its AQ-OSL1 campus in Hønefoss, near Oslo, in Norway. Read here.

Slough data centres to be visible from Windsor Castle. Read here.

’It’s all about the money’-Residents hit back at Havering Council over Data Centre build on Greenbelt land. Read here.

French telco group Iliad aims to invest billions of Euros into its OpCore data center unit. Read here.

Seagate announced the expansion of its Lyve Cloud S3 compatible object storage service with the addition of a second data centre in London. Read here.

Iron Mountain has signed a new energy deal to procure solar power from rooftop solar sites in the UK. Read here.

nLighten expands European footprint. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Ooredoo Group appoints Microsoft’s Sunita Bottse as CEO of Mena Digital Hub. Read here.

Khazna Data Centres is to build a new data center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Read here.


Google completed the expansion of its data centre campus and cloud region in Singapore. Read here.

Asia Pacific data center provider Princeton Digital Group has secured a $95 million green loan for its SG1 data center in Singapore. Read here.

Data centre-focused renewable power initiative planned for Asia. Read here.

Malaysia’s Jakel invests in PiDC for 51MW Cyberjaya data center. Read here.

Digital Edge has signed 500MW renewable energy partnership with Stonepeak-owned Peak Energy. Read here.

Logos has teamed with UEM Sunrise to build a data centre campus in Johor state with up to 360MW of capacity. Read here.

KDDI has begun talks with Supermicro, Sharp Corporation and Datasection to establish the largest AI data centre in Asia in Osaka, Japan. Read here.

North America

Microsoft has reportedly bought 929 acres of farmland at St. Joe Farm, Indiana for its latest data centre. Read here.

Microsoft has acquired more than 280 acres in the El Mirage area of Phoenix, Arizona. Read here.

Data center provider CyrusOne plans to build two new data centers outside of Chicago in Aurora, Illinois. Read here.

Stack Infrastructure announced a cumulative fundraising of $1.3 billion for development across its global portfolio. Read here.

Elon Musk’s xAI claims it will build the “world’s most powerful supercomputer” in Memphis, Tennessee. Read here.

A new 950-acre data center campus is being proposed close to Virginia’s southern border. Read here.

New company DataNovaX pitches Wichita Falls in Texas as potential data center hub. Read here.

Nvidia hits $3 trillion market cap due to AI data center boom. Read here.

Cologix completed it’s first AI-ready data centre in Columbus. Read here.

Johnson Controls creates Global Data Centre Solutions organisation. Read here.

Core Scientific rejects CoreWeave acquisition offer (approx $1bn). Read here.

Other interesting articles

Microsoft’s Datacenter Community Pledge: To build and operate digital infrastructure that addresses societal challenges and creates benefits for communities. Read here.

AI’s Insatiable Data-Center Demand Makes Crypto Miners Targets. Read here.

AI Workloads to Double Data Center Power Demand by 2026. Read here.

The secret to success in tier 2 data centre markets. Read here.

In threat to climate safety, Michigan to woo tech data centers with new laws. Read here.

CBRE Survey: Nearly 100% Of CRE Investors Plan To Invest More Heavily In Data Centers. Read here.

Who Leads the Data Center Surge in the US? S&P Global Report. Read here.

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