Weekly Data Centre News – 17/11/2023

Nov 17, 2023

Weekly Update! No, it’s not Friday.. I have been locked away in meetings for a couple of days so the news had to wait. Fear not, the news has continued to flow and we have an update full of activity from around the world.

What happened this week?


Spanish construction firm ACS Group is to build a 50MW data center in Madrid. Read here.

Pre-tax profits up at Irish arm of data centre builder and operator Equinix. Read here.

CyrusOne has topped off MAD1, its data center development in Madrid, Spain. Read here.

Green Mountain is to add 10MW data centre to Oslo Campus. Read here.

EcoDataCenter has raised EUR 170 million in debt financing to accelerate ambitious growth plans. Read here.

A data center has been proposed for a former RAF site in Dunkirk. Read here.

NetCologne has commenced construction on a new data centre in Cologne. Read here.

Principal Asset Management has acquired a Digital Realty-occupied data center in Frankfurt, Germany. Read here.

French managed services firm Blue is developing a 2000sqm data center in Nantes. Read here.

Building consultancy Ridge has bought London-based Concert, a data center-focused consulting company, to boost its business in that sector. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Africa Data Centres to open new Cape facility in Q1. Read here.

South African data center firm Teraco has completed an expansion project at its Durban facility. Read here.

Google to launch Saudi cloud region this week. Read here.

Saudi data centre market to ‘double’ in size by 2028. Read here.


SC Zeus acquires new data centre site in Osaka. Read here.

Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft will invest around $2.8bn each into Thailand. Read here.

APAC data center firm AirTrunk has topped off the latest expansion at its SYD2 campus in the north of Sydney, Australia. Read here.

Digital Edge has secured $335 million green loan. Read here.

CIMIC Group company Leighton Asia has been selected by STT GDC Philippines to deliver Phase 1 of the STT Fairview 1, a multi-phase data centre development project. Read here.

CapitaLand India Trust has secured a $156m loan for the construction of a data center in Navi Mumbai. Read here.

North America

Sharpless Enterprises LLC is looking to develop an 181-acre data center park in Prince William County. Read here.

DataBank has acquired 85 acres of land in Culpeper, Virginia, for a new 192MW data center campus. Read here.

Digital Realty and Realty Income Corporation have established a data center joint venture in Northern Virginia. Read here.

Microsoft launches AI chips as developers seek Nvidia alternatives. Read here.

Starwood Capital is the latest real estate private equity giant to plan a big push into the data centre market. Read here.

Anonymous Project Zodiac gets permission to build on government land in Allen County, Indiana. Read here.

TA Realty is to lease the entirety of an upcoming 430MW data center campus in Leesburg, Virginia, to a cloud firm. Read here.

Stack Infrastructure has issued $290 million in securitized notes. Read here.

South America

Brazilian telecoms firm Brisanet is considering commercializing its Edge data center footprint. Read here.

Other interesting articles

The future of data-driven enterprises is transforming data centre requirements. Read here.

Navigating the AI frontier: Balancing data center evolution with AI revolution. Read here.

Research: Data Centre Investment Set to Match Last Year’s Record. Read here.

In search of the perfect data center environment. Read here.

Dallas Data Centers Face A Pair Of Power Problems. Read here.

Data centers ‘straining water resources’ as AI swells. Read here.

Have a great week.