Data Centre Industry Update – 19th January 2022 - AA Euro Group Ltd.

Data Centre Industry Update – 19th January 2022

Data Centre Industry Update – 19th January 2022

Globally, we are seeing a huge increase in the level of data centre activity. This surge is largely brought about by remote working and other measures 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 discussed how new data centres that are to be developed in Ireland must outline the ability to generate on-site power, Schneider Electric’s 5-part framework attempting to improve the sustainability of global data facilities, and wind power from above Amazon’s Northern Ireland data facility will be used to power on-site operations.

Here are this edition’s updates:

  • EirGrid has announced that it will not connect any new data facilities to the power supply in Dublin for the “foreseeable future” as energy security and electricity consumption concerns continue.
  • IDA Ireland has issued their concerns as to how some data centre’s across the country have been “scapegoated” in relation to the energy supply issues and potential rolling blackouts.
  • TikTok’s new €420 million data centre which was set to be located in Clondalkin, Co. Dublin has been delayed due to construction shutdowns and pandemic-related supply chain delays.
  • Hiking energy demands on the internet are causing problems for data centres across the globe to become more sustainable as countries strive to reach respective emissions targets.
  • The potential development of Ireland’s first data centre in the west of the country moves a step closer to completion as land sale near the former Asahi site in Killala goes through.

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