Weekly Data Centre News – 22/03/24

Mar 22, 2024

Weekly Update! A lot of news this week… Google has been busy. NVIDIA blew the roof off at GTC. The data center sector met at DCD New York. And I put a sticker on a pint of Guinness…

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We have to start with NVIDIA this week..

Nvidia’s data center market opportunities can be as much as US$250 billion. Read here.

Nvidia: US tech giant unveils latest artificial intelligence chip. Read here.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation plans to build a supercomputer in Denmark made up of an Nvidia DGX SuperPOD. Read here.

“Nvidia doesn’t build chips,” he said. “Nvidia builds data centers.” Read here.


Linesight: Construction Market Insights – Europe. Read here.


Plans unveiled for huge North Lincolnshire (UK) data centre. Read here.

Microsoft has filed plans for a data center in Rennes, France. Read here.

Data centre designer Ethos Engineering secures backing of private equity player Exponent. Read here.

Norwegian telco Telenor, energy company Hafslund have investment fund HitecVision are building a data center in Oslo, Norway, via a newly formed joint venture, Skygard. Read here.

Mercury delivers Frankfurt data center to Global Switch. Read here.

Schneider Electric collaborates with NVIDIA on designs for AI data centres. Read here.

Ardian acquires data center firm Verne in Northern Europe expansion drive. Read here.

Pulsant has expanded Manchester data center footprint to meet rising demand. Read here.

AtlasEdge unveiled largest purpose built data centre in Leeds. Read here.

Plans for a solar-powered data center south of Bordeaux, France, have reportedly been abandoned. Read here.

US data center firm CorScale has started work on the second facility at its Gainesville campus in Virginia’s Prince William County. Read here.

A dispute over an alleged trespass on lands in Co Meath earmarked for a proposed data centre has been resolved “amicably”. Read here.

Data4 could use data center waste heat to grow algae. Read here.

A brand-new data centre was inaugurated on CERN’s Prévessin site (France). Read here.

Spain power demand may get 3 GW boost from data centres. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Nigeria’s digital expansion leads to Hyperscale Data Center investments. Read here.

Coupa, a leading announced the launch of its first data centre in the Middle East. Read here.

Microsoft partners with PwC Middle East to launch AI Center of Excellence in Riyadh. Read here.

Ooredoo and e& Upgrade DC Connectivity between UAE and Qatar. Read here.


Macquarie and Canada’s PSP start AirTrunk data centre sales process. Read here.

DigitalBridge joins race to buy AirTrunk. Read here.

ePLDT’s first hyperscale data centre on track to go live in July. Read here.

AWS linked to fresh $450m Sydney data centre build. Read here.

Goodman Group Breaks Ground on 50MW Data Center in Tsuen Wan (Hong Kong). Read here.

Aboitiz InfraCapital and EdgeConnex forge ahead with Data Center Construction Plans in PH. Read here.

Vietnam emerges as fast-growing data centre market.

North America

Data center park developer Tract is reportedly planning a new $14bn campus in Phoenix, Arizona. Read here.

Stack Infrastructure announced the issuance of $240 million in green securitized notes. Read here.

Google has filed to construct a new data center building at its campus outside Dallas, Texas. Read here.

Google named as company behind proposed $576 million Cedar Rapids data center. Read here.

Google is developing a $1 billion data center in Kansas City, Missouri. Read here.

Google to invest $35 million into carbon capture projects. Read here.

5 ways Google’s data centers support Loudoun County. Read here.

Hedge fund targets data centre giant Equinix. Read here.

Microsoft plans to build yet another data center in the San Antonio area of Texas. Read here.

A new 96MW data center campus is being planned in Fayette County, Georgia. Read here.

Planning officials have approved proposals to turn a former mall site in Maryland earmarked as the FBI’s new HQ to become a data center campus. Read here.

Loudoun County officials have partially backtracked on a decision to deny a data center campus proposal in Belmont, in Northern Virginia. Read here.

NeuReality raises funds to advance affordable, carbon-neutral AI data centres. Read here.

Exaion launched a new data center hosting a quantum computer in Quebec, Canada. Read here.

Virginia’s Fauquier County has approved zoning changes for Vint Hill that will limit data centers. Read here.

Sam Altman’s nuclear power startup Oklo is looking to hire a director of data center solutions. Read here.

Other interesting articles

Nuclear industry strains to meet demands of power-hungry data. Read here.

Wolff towers on a data building exercise. Read here.

Narrowing the digital divide over land, sea, and space. Read here.

Water use in data centers is not a black-and-white issue. Read here.

Inside Data Centre Podcast

On this weeks episode I am joined by Phill Lawson-Shanks of Aligned Data Centers. Listen here.

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Have a great week.