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Weekly Data Centre Digest – 31st May 2024

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Amazon reportedly in talks with Italy to invest billions of euros in cloud expansion. Read here.

European data centre power capacity projected to rise to approximately 13,100 MW by 2027. Read here.

The construction of a data centre at an ultra-secure facility near Corsham has been approved. Read here.

Blackpool (UK) announced plans to develop a major data center campus. Read here.

Residents unite to show total opposition to the building of a Data Centre on Green Belt land (Havering, UK). Read here.

Two more data centres have been approved for development on Slough Trading Estate. Read here.

BT Plans $27M London Data Center. Read here.

Keppel DC REIT has signed two Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) to procure solar energy in Ireland. Read here.

Spanish energy company Solaria has entered the data center market and has been granted connection requests for more than 150MW of capacity. Read here.

NXN Datacenters has invested €60 million in the development of a data center in Valencia, Spain. Read here.

ICG and Teras launch data center platform Templus. Read here.

Telefónica, Asterion ‘gearing up’ to put data centre asset in play. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Raxio opened a new data centre in Mozambique. Read here.

OVHcloud announced First Local Zone in Africa. Read here.

Abu Dhabi confirms Mafraq data centre plans. Read here.


KKR-SingTel consortium frontrunner to buy $1 bln stake in ST Telemedia Global Data Centres. Read here.

Yondr Group bags IFC loan to build 300MW Malaysian data centre. Read here.

Singapore’s government has announced it will increase the power available for data centres in the country. Read here.

Google has announced plans to invest US$2 billion in Malaysia. Read here.

Equinix opened two IBX data centres in Malaysia. Read here.

Ada Infrastructure has begun construction of the second of three planned buildings at its Tokyo West 1 campus. Read here.

Gaw Capital Partners announced today that it has acquired a new property within Fuchu Intelligent Park (Tokyo). Read here.

CtrlS Datacenters has launched a data center in Hyderabad, India. Read here.

Mah Sing joins Malaysia’s data centre gold rush with BDC tie-up. Read here.

UEM Sunrise and Logos sign MOU to develop data centre campus in Johor. Read here.

North America

Amazon is planning a large data center campus next to a nuclear power station in Pennsylvania. Read here.

Nvidia Powers Up: AI Revolution Drives $22.6 Billion In Data Center Sales. Read here.

Amazon Data Services acquired 91 acres in Manassas for $218m. Read here.

Tech giant Google submits plans for $510M data center near Summerville. Read here.

Atlanta’s Southside could soon house another large data center campus as the region’s status as a hub for computer and server storage continues to rise. Read here.

QTS files for 750MW campus in Phoenix, Arizona. Read here.

Cologix has finished work on its latest data center in Colombus, Ohio. Read here.

Netrality Data Centers has launched a new data center outside Kansas City, Kansas. Read here.

Developers are looking to build new data centres in Alberta. Read here.

Apple says it will put its AI processing data in a “cloud black box” to keep it private. Read here.

Skanska has signed a contract with an existing client to build a data center in Georgia. Read here.

South America

Equinix is investing $94 million into its third Rio de Janeiro data center in Brazil. Read here.

Chinese cloud firm Alibaba plans to expand its footprint to Mexico, in addition to adding more cloud regions across the APAC markets. Read here.

U.S tech giants are building dozens of huge data centers in Chile. Locals are fighting back. Read here.

Other interesting articles

Best Data Center Locations 2024. Read here.

Inside the sale-leaseback data center. Read here.

When a data center comes to town. Read here.

A group of data center tech leaders have formed the Ultra Accelerator Link Promoter Group to create a new way to scale up AI systems in data centers. Read here.

The next Cold War is taking place in a chilled data centre. Read here.

Data Centers Projected To Consume Over 6% Of All U.S. Electricity By 2028. Read here.

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