Weekly Data Centre News – 5/4/2024

Apr 5, 2024

Weekly Update! A quieter week this week, but still some interesting news stories from the world of data centres. The big news was the potential $100bn investment from Microsoft and OpenAI to develop an AI supercomputer campus. Is this a sign of things to come?

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Luxembourg’s Economy Minister Lex Delles has said Google may yet still build a data center in the Grand Duchy. Read here.

NTT DATA to boost Berlin presence with third data centre campus. Read here.

nLighten acquired 7 data centres from Exa Infrastructure. Read here.

Digital Realty selected to house Nvidia-powered AI supercomputer. Read here.

Middle East & Africa

Vodafone subsidiary Vodacom Mozambique is investing $25m in constructing a data center in Matola, Mozambique. Read here.

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has completed the acquisition of a 40 percent stake in DigitalBridge subsidiary Landmark Dividend. Read here.

Data Center Construction Market in Africa to Witness Investment Opportunities of $2.53 Billion by 2029. Read here.


Is Meta planning to build a data center in India? Read here.

Meta may locate its first Indian data center at Reliance Industries’ campus in Chennai. Read here.

GDS partners with Gaw, plans 40MW data center campus in Tokyo, Japan. Read here.

Digital Core REIT has acquired an additional 10 percent share in a data center in Osaka, Japan. Read here.

Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin will invite Microsoft executive chairman and CEO Satya Nadella to the Government House next month to discuss investment in a data centre. Read here.

Nvidia eyes Indonesia for $200M AI center amid global AI scramble. Read here.

Gcore is making strides in the Korean market with its inaugural GPU-centric data center set to open in Incheon. Read here.

The view of APAC data centers in 2024. Read here.

North America

Microsoft and OpenAI may build a $100 billion supercomputer campus to help develop artificial intelligence models. Read here.

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

Dallas-based CyrusOne is planning a $150 million data center development in New Albany, Ohio. Read here.

$3,000,000,000 A.I. data center potentially heading to Michiana. Read here.

Google Promises New Data Center in Kansas City, Mo. Read here.

QTS has filed to build a new data center building at its campus outside Dallas, Texas. Read here.

An application has been filed to expand the scope of a previously approved T5 data center campus in Augusta, Georgia. Read here.

CenterSquare Investment Management announced an equity investment in Aligned Data Centers. Read here.

DataBank completed lease Buy-Back for LAS1 Data Center in Las Vegas. Read here.

US data center firms Cyxtera and Evoque are rebranding under the new Centersquare moniker. Read here.

Canadian colocation provider Coloware is expanding its presence at the 151 Front Street West carrier hotel in Toronto, Canada. Read here.

Other interesting articles

AI Demand for Data Centers Vastly Underestimated, CoreWeave Says. Read here.

Can UK construction keep up with data centre expansion? Read here.

AI revolution will be boom for natural gas, say fossil fuel bosses. Read here.

Data Center Construction Trends: Build Fast, Build Smart. Read here.

The Secret Weapon Of Smart Warehouses & Data Centers? Generative AI. Read here.

Data centre chip market to surge, aims for $23.8bn by 2032. Read here.

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