Weekly Data Centre News – 10/05/2024

May 10, 2024

Weekly Update! This weeks newsletter is being written in McDonalds (the coffee is shocking!) while I wait to have some new tyres fitted on my car. The glamourous life of a Data Centre Newsletter writer!

The world of data centres has had another busy week…

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Plans continue for East Havering Data Centre Campus. Read here.

Norway to introduce regulated Data Centre law. Read here.

Microsoft eyes more data centers across EMEA region. Read here.

Microsoft invests in renewable energy to power data centres in Ireland. Read here.

Microsoft signed a 3.33 million-tonne carbon capture deal in Sweden. Read here.

Barcelona City Council and the Generalitat of Catalonia are exploring building a data center in a basement in the La Sagrera area of Barcelona. Read here.

Telia to add 4MW to Helsinki data center. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Iozera is building a massive 386MW AI data center in Morocco. Read here.

Dubai aims to close the Skills Gap with AI Index for Universities. Read here.


Industrial property giant Goodman Group says data centres account for 40 per of its $13 billion of projects underway around the world. Read here.

Amazon plans to spend $9 billion expanding its cloud computing infrastructure in Singapore. Read here.

Digital Realty announced it has commenced construction of its third data center at its NRT campus in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture, in Japan. Read here.

PLDT is reportedly considering offloading its data centre business to Japan-based NTT Group. Read here.

Global Switch has filed to add 47MW of capacity to Ultimo data center site in Sydney. Read here.

DataVolt has broken ground on data center in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Read here.

South Korean telco LG Uplus is to build a new data center in Paju, Gyeonggi-do. Read here.

Syntec Construction has formed a dedicated team to address the escalating demand for data center construction projects in Thailand. Read here.

Princeton Digital Group (PDG) has secured a green loan to fund the build-out of its campus in Johor, Malaysia. Read here.

New Zealand’s T4 Group leads surge in AI-focused Data Centre infrastructure. Read here.

North America

Meta is building what could become the largest high-tech project in Wyoming in south Cheyenne. Read here.

Apple Is Building AI Data Center Chips Under Codename ‘ACDC’. Read here.

Biden announced $3 billion investment by Microsoft to build new AI data center in Racine. Read here.

EdgeCore, Stack Infrastructure and Yondr launch Data Center Safety Council. Read here.

Massive scale of data center development plans in Frederick County addressed by company co-founder. Read here.

Georgia governor vetoes bill to pause data center tax breaks. Read here.

Digital Realty sold $1.5 billion worth of stock. Read here.

Bloom Energy announced a power capacity agreement with Intel Corporation that will result in Silicon Valley’s largest fuel cell-powered high-performance computing data center. Read here.

Atlanta City council members propose bill to block data center developments. Read here.

Tonaquint completes upgrades to Oklahoma City data center. Read here.

South America

New ordinance reveals some exceptions for data centres outside Brazil. Read here.

Equinix completes US$57mn expansion of Mexican datacenter. Read here.

Cryptomining firm Genesis Digital Assets Limited has launched a new data center in partnership with state-owned utility YPF Luz in Argentina. Read here.

Microsoft has signed a reforestation deal in Brazil. Read here.

Other interesting articles

DigitalBridge CEO: Data Centers To Run Out Of Power In 2 Years Or Less. Read here.

The opportunities and the challenges of a data centre building boom. Read here.

The inner workings of Asia’s largest data centre, in Navi Mumbai. Read here.

Here’s how utilities are thinking about nuclear power for data centers. Read here.

The Data Center Demand Surge and Its Implications. Read here.

JLL Says AI Demand Turns Data Centers Into ‘Hottest Asset Class’. Read here.

Inside Data Centre Podcast

On this weeks episode I talk Data Center construction with Andreas Beck of Zauner Group. Listen here.

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