Weekly Data Centre News – 15/03/24

Mar 15, 2024

Weekly Update! One of those weeks where I cant think of what to write in this section, so how about a joke?

Why couldn’t the restaurant owners open a new data center?.. They didn’t have enough servers. (sorry..).

Hit me with your data centre jokes!

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What has happened this week?


Consultation has opened on Equinix’s plan to turn a former paint factory in Slough, UK, into a data center. Read here.

Kao Data’s plans to bring a £350 million data centre to a Stockport industrial estate have moved closer to being realised after garnering approval from local councillors. Read here.

The Irish High Court has issued an injunction preventing a man from letting horses graze on land set to house a new data center in County Meath. Read here.

Servecentric renewed its lease with data center provider Digital Realty in Dublin. Read here.

Commission adopts EU-wide scheme for rating sustainability of data centres. Read here.

Data centres swell TClarke’s order book. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Airtel started construction of its first data center in Lagos. Read here.

Oracle Cloud to launch cloud region in Morocco. Read here.

Arabsat signs MoU with Anexia to develop Private Cloud & GPU services. Read here.

Abu Dhabi announced ambitious plans surrounding AI. Read here.


BDx acquires freehold of flagship Singapore data centre. Read here.

Chinese operator GDS has confirmed it is looking to sell a stake in its international operations. Read here.

Keppel is expanding into Japan with plans to build and buy facilities in the country. Read here.

Australian operator NextDC has acquired a 13.5MW data center in Sydney. Read here.

India announced $1.25 Billion investment into AI. Read here.

Japan’s NEC is reportedly considering a sale of its data centers. Read here.

Yondr Group has powered up its first campus in Johor, Malaysia. Read here.

Evolution Data Centres has entered into a partnership with Banpu NEXT to power its data centers in Thailand and Vietnam using sustainable energy sources. Read here.

Keppel and Mitsui Fudosan from Japan have announced their collaborative venture into exploring data center development and investment prospects across Japan and Southeast Asia. Read here.

North America

Dell CEO: We Could Need 100X More Data Centers in 10 Years. Read here.

US-based multinational computer technology company Oracle estimated it will spend US$10 billion on new data centre construction and expansions in 2025. Read here.

Meta to open data center in Rosemount in 2026. Read here.

Skanska announced they have secured a new Data Center development in Virginia. Read here.

Alphabet spinoff Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP) unveiled Verrus, a new data centre unit. Read here.

Blackstone announced a credit facility with Aligned Data Centers. Read here.

AI demand and limited capacity drive US data center prices up 19%. Read here.

Google reaches clean energy agreement with SRP to power Mesa data center. Read here.

Hanley Energy opened North American HQ in ‘Data Centre Alley. Read here.

Other interesting articles

Our stressed-out power grids need help. Read here.

Surge in new data centre projects sparks new work opportunities. Read here.

Embracing the AI revolution – What’s in it for data centres? Read here.

Soaring AI Power Demand Poses Unanswered Questions for Data Centers. Read here.

Inside Data Centre Podcast

On this weeks episode I talk Data Centres with George Rockett – listen here.

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Have a great week.