Weekly Data Centre News – 26/01/24

Jan 26, 2024

Weekly Update! Some light reading for those of you heading home from PTC.. A lot of news around this week, and some significant new developments announced. AWS leading the way with a $10bn announcement…

What has happened this week?


Data Center Trends 2024 – Soben. Read here.

Global data center electrical usage to double by 2026. Read here.


Kao Data announced it has successfully completed a new, £206 million debt raise. Read here.

Bulk Data Centers announced that construction has commenced of a new 42MW data center facility scheduled for completion this year. Read here.

German data center firm Maincubes is expanding its presence in Frankfurt with a new 40MW facility. Read here.

Heat re-use technology to be incorporated in new Manchester data centre. Read here.

Google has acquired a 52 acre site in Essex (UK). Read here.

Two in race for £400m Royal Docks data centre. Read here.

Arcus’ Portus is planning to build a 14MW data center in Hamburg, Germany. Read here.

Telecoms firm Vodafone has launched a new data center on the Spanish island of Majorca. Read here.

Data centre pressure on Irish grid to double by 2026. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Oracle has just signed a partnership framework with du, a telecom major in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Read here.


Goodman Group has stepped up its push into data centres with an agreement to deliver up to 1GW of power in Japan and has kicked off construction of a new 50MW data centre in Hong Kong SAR. Read here.

Thailand’s NT submits US$145m expansion plan for approval. Read here.

Major data center service providers in Thailand joined forces to officially establish the Thailand Data Centre Council (TDCC). Read here.

Malaysia’s Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry has formed a strategic partnership with the Ministry of Investment of the United Arab Emirates to to develop data centres in Malaysia. Read here.

North America

PowerHouse Data Centers announced plans to develop a 800MW Campus in Spotsylvania, Virginia. Read here.

PowerHouse Data Centers announced it has closed on the site of “PowerHouse Reno,” a three-building, 900,000 square foot powered shell data center campus being developed in Reno, Nevada. Read here.

Meta is to build a new data center campus in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Read here.

AWS plans to invest $10 billion in Mississippi. Read here.

Mississippi lawmakers will meet Thursday morning for a special session to potentially finalize $294 million in financial incentives for a $10 billion Data Center Campus project in Canton and Madison County. Read here.

Amazon has acquired 140 acres of land in Manassas, Virginia. Read here.

Quantum Loophole in active negotiations for new sites. Read here.

Google confirmed it is behind a major data center campus proposal in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Read here.

Microsoft and Caterpillar power data center for 48 hours using hydrogen fuel cells. Read here.

Silicon Ranch inks deal to integrate renewables into data centres in Nevada and Utah. Read here.

Ardent Data Centers has closed on a deal to acquire a data center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Read here.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has voted to approve the rezoning of a 12-acre parcel of land in Chantilly, Virginia, for a 110-ft tall data center. Read here.

Meta expects to field a fleet of 600,000 GPUs by the end of 2024. Read here.

Data center absorption in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) market in Texas reached record levels in 2023 according to a Cushman & Wakefield report. Read here.

Elon Musk’s social media firm X has been granted a tax break to keep data center hardware in Atlanta, Georgia. Read here.

South America

Angola Cables is to build a new data center in Fortaleza, Brazil. Read here.

Other interesting articles

Global tech market spending to touch $5 trillion in 2024. Read here.

Five Trends Driving The Booming Data Center Economy In 2024 (And Why Investors Are Taking Notice). Read here.

Electricity demand from data centres set to double by 2026. Read here.

AI, crypto drive spike in data-center energy demands. Read here.

Hong Kong’s industrial property segment seeing pick up amid rising demand for data centres. Read here.

Are data centers obsolete in the age of AI? Read here.

Inside Data Centre Podcast

On this weeks episode I talk Data Centre perception with Damien Wells of Spa Communications, and Ambrose McNevin of Tech Marketing Content. Listen here.

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Have a great week.