Data Centre Industry Update – 12th May 2021
Globally, we are seeing a surge in data centre activity. This surge is largely brought about by remote working as a result of COVID-19. This is a turning point for work-management structures and the industry as a whole.
This seismic growth in online activity has created jobs in tech, engineering, construction and more as a result. Our previous update touched on Tik Tok’s increasing transparency measures and more.
Here are this edition’s updates:
Update – 12th May 2021
- Eirgrid Chief Executive Mark Foley has backed the case for a review of data centre policy in Ireland surrounding energy usage.
- Echelon Data Centres has won planning permission for its second data development in Arklow, which could be an investment of around €500million.
- Microsoft is to create a Privacy Engineering Centre of Excellence in Dublin to help customers understand where data is being held and processed.
- Host in Ireland (with Bitpower and Cornwall Insight) has launched its biannual report which shows that data centre carbon emissions account for 1.85% of Ireland‘s total emissions in 2020.
- Amazon has announced plans to build a second centre in Drogheda, pending a council decision next month.
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