Weekly Data Centre News – 23/02/2024

Feb 23, 2024

Weekly Update! In this weeks edition we even have a section for the moon! This sector is out of this world.. (sorry). I will be at Kickstart on Monday and Tuesday, hopefully see some of you at the event.

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What has happened this week?


Nvidia’s Data Center business is booming. Read here.

Q4 2023 colo earnings: Digital Realty, Equinix. Read here.

DigitalBridge announced $15bn CAPEX for 2024. Read here.

CBRE: Europe Data Centres Figures Q4 2023. Read here.

Turner & Townsend: An in-depth look at data centre development in the Middle East. Read here.

White Paper – How to master Europe’s digital infrastructure needs? Read here.


Microsoft to expand its AI infrastructure in Spain with $2.1 billion investment. Read here.

Virtus Data Centres announced a 75MW AI Ready campus in North-west London. Read here.

Global Switch received full planning approval for its third London data centre. Read here.

Mercury has delivered a new data center in Paris, France, to Digital Realty. Read here.

Latham Advises maincubes on Expansion in the Frankfurt Data Center Market. Read here.

University of Lincoln undergoes edge datacentre modernisation project. Read here.

Construction of Microsoft data center in Wieringermeer can go ahead as usual. Read here.

Spanish insurance firm Mapfre has sold its data center in Madrid. Read here.

Data centres and energy transition projects drive record new orders for Hochtief. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Omantel, in cooperation with Huawei, launched a national cloud. Read here.

Teraco plans to build a 120MW solar farm in the Free State province of South Africa to help power its data centers. Read here.

US Data Center Operator Equinix plans $390 Million Africa build. Read here.

Saudi Arabia’s Data Center Market poised for growth in 2024. Read here.


Vodafone and UAE data center firm Edgnex are to build a new data center in Turkey. Read here.

Korea to build nation’s largest data center cluster. Read here.

The Asia Pacific Data Centre Association announced first board of directors. Read here.

North America

Prime Data Centers announced they are planning a new facility in Dallas, Texas. Read here.

Aligned has been granted a tax abatement for a planned data center campus in the Elk Grove area of Chicago, Illinois. Read here.

Edged Energy debuts AI-ready data centres in the United States. Read here.

Prologis and Skybox Data Centers have filed new plans for two data center developments in Texas. Read here.

A data center campus has been proposed by Strategic Real Estate Partners outside Atlanta, Georgia. Read here.

Microsoft has purchased land from Xcel Energy in Becker for a future data center. Read here.

Investment firms, including KKR and DigitalBridge, are said to be in the running to acquire a minority stake in Airtel’s Nxtra data center unit. Read here.

Bitcoin Data Center coming to Oklahoma’s Port Muskogee. Read here.

Brookfield is mulling new infrastructure fund. Read here.

The moon

Intuitive Machines lands on the Moon, carrying virtual test data center. Read here.

Other interesting articles

Chinese team’s memory leap shrinks data centre storage capacity into DVD-sized disk. Read here.

Data centres ‘are a good thing’ and should be accommodated. Read here.

AI companies plan to use nuclear energy for their energy-hungry data centers. But should they? Read here.

Is a speedy, scalable and sustainable datacentre too much to ask? Read here.

Europe’s datacenter dilemma is that hyperscalers are hogging them all. Read here.

Inside Data Centre Podcast

On this weeks episode I talk data centres with John Shingler of T5 Data Centers. Listen here.

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Have a great week.