Data Centre Industry Update - 12th May 2021 - AA Euro Group Ltd.

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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