Weekly Data Centre News – 09/02/2024

Feb 9, 2024

Weekly Update! We pushed over the 18,000 subscriber mark this week!! Another busy week in the world of data centres with new campuses announced, new investment flooding in, and new facilities opening their doors. Data centres never sleep.

What has happened this week?


Blackstone in talks to buy data centre construction giant Winthrop. Read here.

Google has broken ground on its first data center campus in Norway. Read here.

Azora, Core Capital launch $540m Iberian data centre platform. Read here.

Skanska has secured a data centre project in Telemark, Norway. Read here.

AtlasEdge’s Datacenter One opens Hamburg facility. Read here.

Facebook parent company Meta has rented the data centers of Spanish real estate firm Merlin Properties. Read here.

Monaco Telecom is to build a new data center as part of a residential development in the city-state. Read here.

German private bank Hauck Aufhäuser Lamp Privatbank has acquired a data center in development in Hamburg. Read here.

Facebook parent company Meta has rented the data centers of Spanish real estate firm Merlin Properties. Read here.

Opera to deploy Nvidia AI cluster at atNorth data center in Iceland. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Microsoft are to build another data centre in South Africa. Read here.

MedOne to invest $270m in two new data centers in Israel. Read here.

Khazna Data Centers has launched a new data center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Read here.

Cisco Duo plans to launch new cloud data center in the UAE. Read here.


KKR raises record $6.4bn for Asia fund in infrastructure rush. Read here.

STT GDC is to expand data centre capacity in Tamil Nadu. Read here.

ClickUp announced its expansion in the Asia Pacific region by adding a new data center in Singapore. Read here.

Tencent inaugurated a microgrid at its Cloud Data Center situated in Tianjin. Read here.

AirTrunk and ib vogt forge Malaysia’s first Data Center Renewable Energy Pact. Read here.

Thailand’s state telco National Telecom is seeking approval to develop two data centers as part of a $145 million expansion plan. Read here.

Bangladeshi telco Grameenphone has launched its first ‘Super Core’ data center in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Read here.

North America

Gigaland pitches new data center complex near Remington. Read here.

Tract announced the acquisition of an additional 517 acres in Storey County, Nevada. Read here.

Edge data center firm Edge Centres has acquired US cloud firm CloneCone. Read here.

The Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York has repurposed a particle accelerator facility into a scientific data center. Read here.

Soluna Holdings advances green data center projects. Read here.

Cryptocurrency data center business Applied Digital has taken out a loan to help fund its expansion into the high-performance computing sector. Read here.

US firm Switch Inc. is planning to expand its data center footprint in Austin, Texas. Read here.

Duke Energy is in talks to leverage the power from data center generators during peak grid demand. Read here.

US state of Georgia could pause data center tax breaks over power concerns. Read here.

Other interesting articles

Embracing a new European market. Read here.

The AI Paradox: Data Centers, Power, and the Quest for Sustainable Intelligence. Read here.

Japan’s Data Center Boom: Tokyo, Kansai, Hokkaido, and Hiroshima Lead Growth. Read here.

Heating pools with cat videos? How data centres can carve a brave new world. Read here.

Data center design in the age of AI. Read here.

Inside Data Centre Podcast

On this weeks episode I talk Data Centres with Mark Bjornsgaard of Deep Green Technologies. Listen here.

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Have a great week.