Weekly Data Centre News – 3/5/2024

May 3, 2024

Weekly Update! Another crazy week in the world of data centres. Major investment announcements, land acquisitions, ground broken, and new facilities going live. ‘Will it ever stop? Yo, I don’t know.. Turn off the lights and ill glow..’ One for all the 90’s music fans!

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Blackstone completed the purchase of Britishvolt site in Northumberland for £10bn data centre project. Read here.

Sisk officially announced for Vantage Data Centers Dublin campus. Read here.

Vantage Data Centres has been confirmed as the new owner of the former Ford site in Bridgend, Wales. Read here.

Vantage looks to raise £600 million securitization funding against Cardiff data centers. Read here.

Data4 plans to create a new campus in the Milan area to be named “Mil2″. Read here.

Amazon eyes data centres on Bord na Móna’s new ‘energy park’ (Ireland). Read here.

PGIM Real Estate has acquired land in Munich, Germany, for the development of a data center. Read here.

Microsoft has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to procure energy from a wind farm in Ireland. Read here.

Waste heat from a data center in Bochum, Germany, could be stored in an abandoned mine and used in a district heating system. Read here.

German colocation firm Maincubes has launched its second data center in Frankfurt. Read here.

Waste data centre heat to power university campus as part of Scottish net zero drive. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Abu Dhabi-based telco e& is considering a potential acquisition of eastern European carrier United Group BV. Read here.

Mauritius Telecom plans to build a subsea cable connecting Africa, the Indian Ocean islands, and Asia. Read here.


Microsoft CEO pledges $1.7 bn AI, cloud investment in Indonesia. Read here.

Microsoft announced significant commitments to build new cloud and AI infrastructure in Thailand. Read here.

Microsoft has committed to investing $2.2 billion in cloud computing and artificial intelligence services in Malaysia over the next four years. Read here.

India’s Yotta to help build Nepal’s first supercloud data centre. Read here.

Billionaire Adani-Backed JV To Raise Up To $1.4 Billion To Bankroll Indian Data Centers. Read here.

Alibaba to build Vietnam data center to follow local storage law. Read here.

North America

Google announced $3 billion in investments to build or expand our data center campuses in Virginia and Indiana. Read here.

Microsoft to power data centres with big Brookfield renewables deal. Read here.

Microsoft has commenced construction of it’s ‘Boyd Farms’ (North Carolina) Data Center. Read here.

Meta plans to build $800 million, next-generation data center in Montgomery. Read here.

Tract has broken ground on a 810MW data center campus outside Reno, Nevada. Read here.

Stack Infrastructure announced its plan to develop a 220MW campus south of Dallas, Texas. Read here.

T5 Data Centers announced the development of a new data center campus in Grayslake, Illinois. Read here.

Davenport City Council advances discussions for high-tech data center project. Read here.

Coreweave announced it has secured $1.1 billion in new funding. Read here.

DC Blox is planning to build a second cable landing station (CLS) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Read here.

PSEG to explore selling nuclear power to data centers. Read here.

Seven-building data center campus proposed outside Atlanta, Georgia. Read here.

Ardent Data Centers, has announced it has broken ground on construction at its Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania data centre site. Read here.

Global Data Center Division of NTT Data Adds to Texas Pipeline. Read here.

CyrusOne looks to raise $1.175bn in securitized notes. Read here.

Iris Energy accelerates data center expansion. Read here.

Nscale announced its official launch this week, offering services based on AMD’s Instinct MI300X GPU accelerators. Read here.

US Edge computing provider Greensparc has delivered an Edge data center to an electric energy company in Cordova, Alaska. Read here.

Equinix unveiled it’s 2023 sustainability report. Read here.

Digital Realty Reports First Quarter 2024 Results. Read here.

Other interesting articles

A Data Center Building Boom Is About to Begin. Read here.

AI Boom’s Secret Winners? Read here.

Generational Growth: AI, data centers and the coming US power demand surge. Read here.

Data Centers Now Need a Reactor’s Worth of Power, Dominion Says. Read here.

Futuristic AI Needs Futuristic Data Centers, And It’s Just Starting. Read here.

Keep It Cool: Can A Data Center Ceiling Contribute To Energy Savings? Read here.

Navigating uncharted waters: key challenges in the data centre boom. Read here.

Decarbonising data centres will shape the green transition. Read here.

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