Data Centre Industry Update – 26th August
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 last edition revealed Switch’s plans for security robots, along with developments from Facebook, Lenovo and more.
Here are this week’s updates:
Update – 26th August 2020
- Zoom Video Communications has opened a new data centre in Singapore – its first South-East Asian facility. More than 400 Singaporean schools are using it for home education, and this expansion aims to meet these needs.
- South Dublin County Council has approved three data centres in Grange Castle South Business Park in Clondalkin, Dublin. UCB Properties LLC will develop the campus on a 16.5-hectare plot of land within the park over ten years.
- Global tech giant, Microsoft, is building a data centre in Johor, Malaysia. This intends to stimulate the economic sector and provide job opportunities in the state. The centre’s construction is now 40% complete.
- Amazon is to build a new wind farm, doubling its renewable energy capacity in Ireland when it opens in 2022. Located in Ardderroo in Galway, this is to be Amazon’s third Irish wind turbine site, contributing to the company’s commitment to lower carbon emissions.
- NTT is soon to span 160 data facilities across the world, with planned expansions in countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, India, the UK, Germany and the United States. They will generate more than 400MW of load across those specific markets.
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