Weekly Data Centre News – 12/04/2024

Apr 12, 2024

Weekly Update! I may be on holiday this week but the data centre news never stops. This week we have seen billions of dollars flood into the sector, major new developments announced, and new facilities go live. Data Centres never sleep!

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What has happened this week?


RLB: Data Centre Trends Report 2024. Read here.


Plan for 200MW Ennis (Ireland) data centre gets green light. Read here.

Google has announced plans to invest €1 billion in the construction of a new data centre in Farciennes, near Charleroi. Read here.

High-speed trader XTX Markets to build 250MW data centre in Kajaani district in central Finland. Read here.

1.35 Billion PLN for Expansion of Atman Data Centers. Read here.

Vantage Data Centers announced that it will open a second Zurich campus this summer. Read here.

EdgeConneX announced it secured an additional $1.9 billion in sustainability-linked financing to support its EMEA digital infrastructure expansion. Read here.

Microsoft announced London AI hub. Read here.

Plans outlined for jobs at major data centre in North Lincolnshire. Read here.

Irish power crunch could be prompting AWS to ration compute resources. Read here.

European cloud provider OVHcloud has launched a new cloud region in Paris, France. Read here.

Data centre specialist LCL will invest €30 million in a fifth data centre in Diegem, Belgium. Read here.

Keepit announced the opening of two new Data Centers in Switzerland. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Africa Data Centres and Distributed Power Africa Southern Africa have broken ground on a solar farm in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Read here.

OpenAI CEO wants UAE Dubai into his plan for a global AI cabal. Read here.

Race for AI Supremacy in Middle East Is measured in Data Centers. Read here.


Microsoft will spend $2.9 billion building out data center capacity in Japan. Read here.

AWS invests $15bn into Japans data ecosystem amidst AI boom. Read here.

Goodman is planning to build a 126MW data center in Sydney, Australia. Read here.

Singaporean real-estate firm Asia-Pacific Strategic Investments Limited has acquired a data center firm and plans to develop facilities in Malaysia. Read here.

NextDC raising $860 Million amid record Data-Center demand. Read here.

A new 160MW data center campus and tape library is being proposed in Sydney, Australia. Read here.

Quinbrook closed financing on BESS for new ‘Supernode’ data centre in Queensland, Australia. Read here.

Singtel sold 20% stake in data center business to KKR for $807 million. Read here.

Adani Group company Terravista Developers has acquired 25 acres of land in Pune to build a data center. Read here.

Spark announced plans to invest more than $15 million into digital infrastructure in the Waikato (New Zealand). Read here.

Invercargill (New Zealand) to get first Tier 4 Data Centre with T4 Group move. Read here.

Viettel launches AI-ready data centre in Hanoi. Read here.

STT GDC Breaks Ground on second Tokyo Data Center. Read here.

North America

Google unveils Arm-based data center processor, new AI chip. Read here.

Google has filed to build a second data center at its campus in Phoenix, Arizona. Read here.

Google plans two new subsea cables from US to Japan. Read here.

Equinix signed deal to procure up to 500MW of nuclear power from Oklo SMRs. Read here.

Stack Infrastructure announced a cumulative fundraise of $3.3 billion in green financing for global data center development. Read here.

DataBank announced that it has established a new $725 million credit facility. Read here.

Edge data center firm Edge Centres has acquired US colocation and bare metal provider QuadraNet. Read here.

Data from Cloudflare showed that Tuesday’s eclipse caused a drop in internet traffic in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Read here.

Lawmakers in Minnesota are proposing bills that would grant new tax breaks for data centers in the state. Read here.

US operator DC Blox is planning to build a data center and cable landing station on Florida’s east coast. Read here.

Chirisa is planning a new 20MW data center in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Read here.

Other interesting articles

A viral TikTok is igniting a debate over data centers taking over Virginia’s countryside. Read here.

US electric utilities brace for surge in power demand from data centers. Read here.

Is Microsoft & OpenAI’s 5GW Stargate supercomputer feasible? Read here.

AI could add 1 million tonnes to copper demand by 2030. Read here.

Data Centers Are Born To Run. Read here.

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