Data Centre Industry Update – 19th March 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 last update discussed Eirgrid’s electricity use estimates, Dublin’s position as a leading data centre hub and more.
Here are this edition’s updates:
Update – 19th March 2021
- EirGrid will, for the coming weeks, run a series of workshops and meetings to engage with Irish people on data centres and gather feedback to inform the Climate Action Plan.
- Google has released a raft of data illuminating the levels of progress towards its climate goal of running on carbon-free energy (premium article).
- The Irish Data Protection Commissioner is engaging intensely with Tik Tok to better understand how EU data is managed, with the company to launch an Irish data centre in 2022.
- Digital Realty has sold 11 European data centres to Ascendas Reit for $678 million (4 in the UK, 3 in the Netherlands, 3 in France, 1 in Switzerland).
- A recent report by Aurora Energy Research has found that increased deployment of visualisation technology could reduce potential future European computing emissions 55% by 2040.
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