Weekly Data Centre News – 29/03/24

Mar 29, 2024

Weekly Update! As I sit and write this on a wet Friday morning I am contemplating how this newsletter has reached 20,000 subscribers?! It blows my mind that every single week over 20,000 people are reading this. Imagine what this community could achieve…. 🤔

As long as the news doesn’t stop, I wont stop.. and the news has continued to flow this week.

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What has happened this week?

Data Centre Club Nights

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Cushman & Wakefield: 2024 Global Data Center Market Comparison. Read here.

DC Byte: 2024 Global Data Centre Index. Read here.

JLL: Secondary markets to drive data centre growth in Europe in 2024. Read here.

CBRE: Data Center Asking Rents. Read here.


Kao Data secured planning permission for its new, 40MW data centre in Kenwood Point, Stockport. Read here.

Data centre power use ‘to surge six-fold in 10 years’ (UK). Read here.

Italian broadcaster RAI plans to invest €140 million ($151.6m) in developing data centers in the country. Read here.

NTT Data is opening a third campus in Berlin, with up to 96MW of capacity planned across two data centers. Read here.

Sirius Real Estate has sold a Frankfurt business park site to a data center developer. Read here.

Fixed income asset management firm, PIMCO, has reportedly raised £257.3 million ($325 million) for a Europe-focused data centre fund. Read here.

Guy Willner joined Apto as Senior Advisor. Read here.

Oriole Networks, a new company that revolutionises the performance of AI systems and data centres, has raised £10 million in seed funding. Read here.

Regional Edge data center firm nLighten has deployed solar panels on the roof of its Milton Keynes data center in the UK. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Nigeria set to attract over $600 million investments through data centers. Read here.

Saudi Arabia plans to become world AI leader with US$40 billion technology fund. Read here.

Tencent Holdings is looking to expand its cloud business in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Read here.


Google Sets Sights On Navi Mumbai For Its First India Data Center. Read here.

Data centre developer and operator GDS Holdings announced the signing of agreements to raise $587 million from private equity investors. Read here.

NTT broke ground on a Bangkok data centre. Read here.

Princeton Digital Group and Lendlease have completed construction of the 48-megawatt first phase of the data centre platform’s first project in Japan. Read here.

Bain Capital is reportedly looking for new backers for its Chinese data center operator ChinData. Read here.

Gamuda eyeing two data centre developments in Malaysia. Read here.

North America

Amazon Bets $150 Billion on Data Centers required for AI Boom. Read here.

Google-linked corp gets green light for 181-acre data center campus in PWC, Northern Virginia. Read here.

Stack Infrastructure has broken ground on a 60MW data center expansion in Silicon Valley, California. Read here.

Avant Technologies to Build First AI-Focused Data Center in Milwaukee. Read here.

Nautilus Data Technologies has launched a new modular data center offering. Read here.

Google’s Pick of Kansas City for Data Center Shows Midwest’s Growing Digital Allure. Read here.

$14B data hub proposed near Buckeye. Here’s why locals oppose it. Read here.

A proposal from a developer to build a two-story, 245,000-square-foot data center in Chicago was approved. Read here.

Microsoft has signed deals to procure renewable energy in Texas. Read here.

South America

Internet Vikings is opening its first data center in Latin America to cater to the growing demand for licensed iGaming and sports betting services. Read here.

Other interesting articles

Inside Europe’s largest data hub in Slough. Read here.

Striking a balance for sustainable growth in the AI-driven data center. Read here.

What Nvidia’s Blackwell efficiency gains mean for DC operators. Read here.

Here’s Why Data Center Cooling Is The Hottest Innovation In The Sector. Read here.

What’s behind Italy’s emergence as a key player in Europe’s digital landscape? Read here.

GenAI should factor in data centre design, sustainability. Read here.

9 of Europe’s most important submarine cable projects. Read here.

Inside Data Centre Podcast

On this weeks episode I talk data centres and football with Fraser Anderson and Lewis Cobb. Listen here.

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Have a great week.