Data Centre Industry Update – 30th 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 previous update addressed the Climate Action Plan, Google’s climate goals and more.
Here are this edition’s updates:
Update – 30th March 2021
- New data from Synergy Research Group shows that worldwide spending on data centre hardware and software grew by 4% from 2019. This is a result of a 22% spike in spending on public cloud infrastructure.
- Echelon says data centres should be moved away from cities and closer to sources of green power, the Irish-based company has recently stated.
- JLL predicts growth of the European Data Centre market, with forecasts of a 21% increase in new data centre capacity with 438MW to be added to established markets this year.
- SilverEdge DC has launched its first centre in Swindon, as part of its plan to build a portfolio in edge locations around major UK business hubs.
- Scottish Futures Trust has identified twelve sites that are primed for consideration, as an effort to establish Scotland as an attractive location for green data centres.
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