Weekly Data Centre News – 08/03/24

Mar 8, 2024

Weekly Update! I hope everyone survived Data Centre World London. Events are always a good way to see how much the sector has grown in the last few years: it was crazy busy! No surprise, it has been another busy week in the world of data centres.

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What has happened this week?


Digital Core REIT ups Frankfurt data centre stake with €117m acquisition. Read here.

maincubes seals first PPA contract with Stadtwerke Göttingen. Read here.

AtlasEdge announced the completion of a key acquisition in Vienna. Read here.

Waste heat from a new Microsoft data center in Denmark will warm up to 6,000 homes. Read here.

UK-based Amber Infrastructure is looking for a capital partner for its Australian data center business. Read here.

CWCS Managed Hosting has acquired a 9,300 sq ft building in Nottingham to increase the company’s data centre footprint. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Amazon Web Services among firms investing over $10 billion in Saudi Arabian data centers. Read here.

Zoho Corp announced the opening of its first two data centers in the Middle East. Read here.

President of Kenya unveils green-powered Mega Data Center in collaboration with the UAE. Read here.

IBM to invest $200 Million in Saudi Arabia. Read here.

G42 partners with EcoCloud to develop green DC in Kenya. Read here.

Airtel Africa set to build 34MW data center in Nigeria. Read here.


Vantage Data Centers has secured a $64 million loan for its Taiwanese data center build-out. Read here.

A planned NZ$7.5 billion Amazon Web Services data center development in New Zealand has been put on hold. Read here.

Meta is reportedly considering building a data center in India. Read here.

Digital Realty unveiled NRT12, their Second Data Center in Tokyo Metropolitan Area. Read here.

Colt DCS announced plans new data centre in Chennai. Read here.

Keppel Data Centers has completed external construction work on a new data center in Singapore. Read here.

BW Digital to develop 80MW data center in Batam, Indonesia. Read here.

Australian data center operator NextDC is reportedly in talks to acquire some of Global Switch’s data center portfolio. Read here.

Philippines conglomerate SM Investments Corporation (SMIC) is exploring moving into the data center space. Read here.

Youth For Tomorrow sold 70 acres in Virginia to Stack Infrastructure in November for $81.3 million. Read here.

Singtel trims stake in Bharti Airtel with $710m sale to invest in data centers. Read here.

North America

Amazon has agreed to purchase Talen Energy’s data centre campus, located next to a nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania. Read here.

Logistics real estate giant Prologis has hired Compass co-founder Chris Curtis to lead a new data center team. Read here.

DC BLOX has completed the expansion of it’s Birmingham Alabama data center. Read here.

Digital Realty, Mitsubishi form data centre development joint venture. Read here.

Modular data center startup Flexnode has raised $8.85 million in a Series A round. Read here.

Sabey Data Centers has entered a partnership with Elcairion, a modular, containerized data center solution company headquartered in Paris, France. Read here.

Core Scientific to provide CoreWeave up to 16 MW of Data Center infrastructure to support AI and HPC workloads. Read here.

Construction firm Hourigan has filed to rezone hundreds of acres of land outside Richmond for data center development. Read here.

Microsoft has acquired 124 acres in Virginia’s Prince William County. Read here.

An unnamed data center developer has acquired 14 acres of land in the Itasca area of Chicago, Illinois. Read here.

Digital Crossroad is planning to expand its campus in Hammond, Indiana. Read here.

Council to vote on rezoning 640 acres for Razor5’s possible data center near New Carlisle. Read here.

Other interesting articles

The AI revolution, are you ready? Read here.

Europe’s Emerging Tier 2 Data Centre Markets in 2024. Read here.

Equinix Boss Warns Data Centre Clampdown Risks ‘Techxit’. Read here.

The Irish Times view on the Cabinet row over data centres. Read here.

The future of hyperscale data centres. Read here.

Swaths of the US are at risk of power outages with artificial intelligence data centers and cryptocurrency mines doubling forecasted energy demand over the coming years. Read here.

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