Data Centre Industry Update – 16th September
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 data centre industry as a whole.
This seismic growth in online activity has created jobs in technology, engineering, construction and more as a result. Our previous fortnightly update discussed Dell’s quarterly revenue increases, Silicon Valley’s growth and more.
Here are this edition’s updates:
Update – 2nd September 2020
- Apple is investing in two of the biggest wind turbines in the world to power its Viborgdata centre in Denmark. As part of its 2030 carbon-neautral goal, the company will also be buying energy from a solar plant in North Jutland.
- DigiPlex has opened a new data facility in Lillestrøm, Norway. Spanning 2,200 square metres, this facility will meet the increased demand for sustainable and secure data centre capacities in Norway.
- Google has confirmed plans for a third Taiwanese data centre, after acquiring circa 200,000 square metres of land in the city of Douliu. This facility will be up and running by 2022 as part of its expansions in the Asia Pacific region.
- LLC has announced the acquisition of Tier III data centre, ‘Reston Data Center’, in North Virginia to the value of $8.25 million. This is part of the company’s strategic expansion of its digital footprint.
- According to the latest research, Switzerland’s data centre market size is to cross $1.6 billion, growing at a CAGR of over 3% during the period 2020-2025. The country is ranked 12th in the world for mobile internet speed. Switzerland is also expected to cover 90% of the country with 5G connectivity by year end.
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