Weekly Data Centre News – 19/04/2024

Apr 19, 2024

Weekly Update! It has been a very busy week this week.. The major cloud organisations continue to fill the news with new investments announced nearly every week. We have also seen some significant new campuses announced across the world.

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Blackstone is planning to develop a data centre campus on the former Britishvolt site in Blyth (UK). Read here.

Blackstone acquired a controlling stake in Winthrop Technologies. Read here.

Colt DCS plans hyperscale data centre expansion with land purchase in Hayes, West London. Read here.

EirGrid is to provide national grid connection for proposed Echelon data centre in Wicklow (Ireland). Read here.

Greencoat Renewables has signed a power purchase agreement to power two data centres in Dublin, Ireland. Read here.

Engineering firm Mercury has been chosen to deliver Digital Realty’s next expansion phase of its Paris campus in France. Read here.

Opponents of a €1.2 billion ($1.28bn) data center complex planned for County Clare, Ireland, will seek a judicial review to try and block the development. Read here.

Spanish energy company Iberdrola is seeking a data centre partner. Read here.

Norway plans law to close the door on cryptomining data centers. Read here.

maincubes has appointed Martin Murphy as Chief Operating Officer. Read here.

Sweden Busts 18 Data Centers for Secretly Mining Crypto. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Microsoft will invest $1.5 billion for a minority stake in G42, an AI firm in the UAE. Read here.

Saudi Arabia’s Data Center expansion draws big Tech investment. Read here.


Macquarie Technology Group has purchased land and buildings at Macquarie Park Data Centre Campus. Read here.

Sizing Perth’s potential as a data centre hub for South East Asia. Read here.

Viettel opens largest scale data center in Vietnam. Read here.

T4 Group has acquired a plot of land in Invercargill on New Zealand’s south island for a data center. Read here.

Adani-EdgeConneX JV to invest $5 billion in 5 years to scale data centre business. Read here.

Oracle to Spend $8 Billion in Japan on Cloud Services, AI. Read here.

North America

Edged Energy announced a new state-of-the-art sustainable data center in Irving, Texas. Read here.

Microsoft to double new data center capacity this year. Read here.

Core Scientific announced the start of a project to complete a 72MW expansion of the Company’s Denton, Texas data center. Read here.

Equinix has formed a joint venture to develop a hyperscale data center in Silicon Valley, California. Read here.

New plans shared for Convergent Technology Park in Fauquier County, Virginia. Read here.

Cold War bunker data center up for sale in Nebraska. Read here.

Chip startup Cerebras Systems is leasing space at Nautilus Data Technologies’ floating barge data center in California. Read here.

Loudoun County’s Board of Supervisors has approved the 1.3million sq ft Belmont Innovation Campus. Read here.

9 million sq ft data center campus has been proposed in Virginia’s King George County. Read here.

Microsoft has acquired 136 acres of land for data center development outside Atlanta, Georgia. Read here.

Microsoft has acquired five parcels of land for Phase II of its data center project in Malaga, Washington. Read here.

A former gym site in Ashburn, Virginia, is set to become a data center. Read here.

South America

Equinix is planning $130m data center in Santiago, Chile. Read here.

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NVIDIA datacentre chief to Europe: GPUs are coming, but have you got the power? Read here.

Fine porcelain maker Maruwa becomes the hottest bet for cooling AI data centres. Read here.

The rewarding career prospects data centres offer. Read here.

Booming AI demand threatens global electricity supply. Read here.

Data Centres’ Lean Towards Nuclear-Powered Future to Combat Energy Needs. Read here.

Keeping It Cool: How Data Centers Can Prepare For The Future. Read here.

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