Weekly Data Centre News – 15/12/23

Dec 15, 2023

Weekly Update! This could be the last Data Centre News of 2024… Unless anything big happens next week! What a year it has been for the newsletter… 15,731 subscribers, 400,000+ article views, 600,000+ impressions.. Can we break the million barrier next year?

Have a great Christmas, and here is hoping for a healthy and happy 2024.

Thanks for all the support this year.


Data Centre Staffing and Recruitment survey by Uptime Institute. Read here.

Amazon, Meta, and Enterprise Spend to Drive Data Center Capex to 11 Percent Growth in 2024. Read here.


Google have commenced construction on a new data centre in the Netherlands. Read here.

Data centres operating in the UK will be required to have tougher security and resilience measures to protect against potential disruption. Read here.

Microsoft as acquired land in The City of Espoo, Finland, for the development of a data centre. Read here.

Microsoft focus on South Wales for £2.5bn investment in AI data centres. Read here.

Digital Realty has officially announced plans for a new 12,000 sqm data center in Marseille, France. Read here.

Engineering firm Avacon Group and regional energy provider enviaM Group are developing a 2000sqm data center in the Sehnde-Ost industrial area of Hanover, Germany. Read here.

Arcus Infrastructure Partners has acquired a German data center operator and launched a new European data center platform. Read here.

The European Commission will provide €1.2 billion ($1.29bn) in state funding for cloud computing and Edge development. Read here.

atNorth to host Crusoe Cloud GPUs as the appeal of the Nordic region gains traction. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Airtel launches Nxtra in Africa. Read here.


Seraya Partners closes $800m APAC digital infrastructure and energy transition fund. Read here.

Brookfield Infrastructure, Reliance Industries and Digital Realty have successfully completed the formation of a Joint Venture (JV) aimed at developing data centers in India – named Digital Connexion. Read here.

GDS has announced the successful acquisition of a syndicated green financing facility totaling MYR1.27 billion. Read here.

Australian cloud service provider ResetData has deployed a liquid-cooled data center laboratory in Sydney. Read here.

North America

Oracle is planning to expand its data center footprint significantly in the near future. Read here.

CoreSite announced major expansions in New York and Denver Data Center Campuses. Read here.

DC BLOX Set to Build Hyperscale-Ready Data Center Campus in Rockdale County, Georgia. Read here.

Here’s why DataBank is building its first Three-Story Data Center in Texas. Read here.

Nautilus Data Technologies has secured a new 2.5MW contract with a prominent artificial intelligence company. Read here.

Meta’s Arizona data centre to use Ørsted solar power. Read here.

The Prince William County Board of Supervisors voted 4-3, with one abstention, in favour of the Digital Gateway project. Read here.

Victory for QTS and Compass for 2,000-acre Prince William County project. Read here.

1.5 million sq ft data center campus proposed in Mesa, Arizona. Read here.

Amazon has acquired a plot of government-owned land in Manassas, in Virginia’s Prince William County. Read here.

Start-up raises $55 million for portable Starlink-dedicated data centers. Read here.

LinkedIn pauses plans to close data centers and move to Microsoft Azure. Read here.

Other interesting articles

Standardised design builds better, faster and cheaper data centres. Read here.

Can AI address the data centre skills shortage? Read here.

Why Subsea Data Centers can’t get afloat. Read here.

The key considerations for data centre development. Read here.

Have a great week!