Weekly Data Centre News – 12/01/2024

Jan 12, 2024

Weekly Update! I have had a lot of positive conversations this week around the forecasted growth in 2024. Significant demand but not enough capacity. It is looking like we are in for another busy year… If we can secure the power.

What has happened this week?


I have collated some of my podcast conversations into an eBook. Download here.

Global data centre CAPEX to rebound in 2024. Read here.


MERLIN Properties and Edged Energy announced agreements with Barcelona Cable Landing Station (CLS), Exa and Axent for their new state-of-the-art, carbon neutral data center located in Barcelona, Spain. Read here.

KAO Data appointed Doug Loewe as it’s new CEO. Read here.

Data centre group Echelon ‘frustrated’ at slow pace of grid connection. Read here.

New French operator Phocea DC has raised €5 million to develop a data center in Marseille. Read here.

New Swedish operator T.Loop has acquired a data center in Stockholm, Sweden. Read here.

European data center firm NorthC is to expand its presence in Germany with a new facility in Frankfurt. Read here.

CyrusOne has appointed a new European director of Public Policy. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Airtel Nigeria, will build one of Africa’s largest data centres in Nigeria. Read here.

North America

Vantage Data Centers announced a $6.4bn investment to fuel further growth. Read here.

Data center developer Rowan Digital Infrastructure has been granted permission for a 253MW campus in Frederick County, Maryland. Read here.

DigitalBridge divests controlling interest of Vantage SDC. Read here.

Stack Infrastructure announced a new 72MW data center campus in Leesburg, Virginia. Read here.

US colocation firm DataBank is expanding its data center outside Salt Lake City, Utah, again. Read here.

Officials in King George County, Virginia, have voted to renegotiate an agreement with Amazon needed for the tech giant to move forward with a planned 869-acre data center campus. Read here.

Microsoft has acquired 111 acres in West Des Moines, Iowa. Read here.

Google has acquired 500 acres in Kansas City’s Northland. Read here.

Amazon has acquired 430 acres of land outside Atlanta, Georgia. Read here.

Amazon has been granted zoning approval for a data center development in the Round Rock area of Austin, Texas. Read here.

Plans by Digital Realty to build a data center in downtown LA have moved forward. Read here.

Holder Construction secured $1.9B Edgecore Digital Infrastructure data center project in Arizona. Read here.

Tierpoint announced the acquisition of a new, multi-megawatt data center in Fort Worth, Texas. Read here.

Investment firm EQT’s Infrastructure VI fund has invested in EdgeConneX to further move the data center company into hyperscale data center development. Read here.


A joint venture of Indosat, BDx Data Centers, backed by I Squared Capital and Lintasarta – has agreed to acquire a portfolio of data centres in Indonesia for IDR2.63bn (€154m). Read here.

NTT announced the launch of its new data centre campus, Noida 2, and the opening of its first data centre. Read here.

Reliance Industries has partnered with Canada’s Brookfield asset management and US-based Digital Reality to set up a data centre in Chennai. Read here.

Yotta Data Services launched its new cloud data center in GIFT City, India. Read here.

South America

Brazilian technology firm Soluti has launched a new 4,500sqm data center in Goiânia. Read here.

Other interesting articles

Data Center Leaders Make 2024 Predictions. Read here.

Ranked: Top 50 Data Center Markets by Power Consumption. Read here.

How 2024 GenAI investment will transform data centers. Read here.

Resurgent US electricity demand sparks power grid warnings. Read here.

Inside Data Centre Podcast

On this weeks episode I discuss Data Centers in Australia & New Zealand with Ben Crowe of Vertiv. Listen here.

Have a great week.