Data Centre Industry Update - 14th April 2021 - AA Euro Group Ltd.

Data Centre Industry Update – 14th April 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. Last time, we discussed European growth and Echelon’s green aspirations.

Here are this edition’s updates:

Data Centre Industry Update – 14th April 2021

  • Cork-based start-up, Nexalus, has developed technology that could turn data centres into green energy generators, entering a global partnership with Dana.
  • Software company ServiceNow has added 300 new jobs to its Dublin hub to help service customers in Ireland/EU.
  • Johnson Controls has announced plans to acquire Silent-Aire, which develops air handlers and modular data facilities for hyper-scale cloud and colocation providers.
  • The Irish Data Protection Commission has learned that, in violation of EU data protection laws, Tik Tok is unable to verify the age of its users.
  • Merlin is planning to introduce carbon-neutral, water-free data centres in Europe as part of its diversification strategy.
  • IT Solutions company Rahi has partnered with the Infrastructure Masons to incentivise talent to study Data Centres Facilities Engineering at IT Sligo by means of scholarships.

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