Data Centre Industry Update - 30th September - AA Euro Group Ltd.

Data Centre Industry Update – 30th 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 Apple’s wind turbine investments, Google’s Taiwanese expansion and more.

Here are this edition’s updates:

 

Update – 30th September 2020

  • Tik Tok will rehouse all of its EU data to its upcoming Ireland data centre. It is currently stored in the USA and Singapore. No location has been announced as of yet, but it is set to be live from early 2022.
  • Microsoft hauled its underwater data centre up from the bottom of the North Sea, and after analysis found that the servers were eight times more reliable than those on land. This was part of their research program, Project Natick.
  • Facebook is planning the expansion of its centre in Newton, Georgia, with the addition of three new buildings to the campus, bringing the total investment in the campus to $1 billion.
  • Vantage Data Centres are building two new facilities on their campuses at Santa Clara and Ashburn, California. This is to meet the global demand for hyper-scale data storage services.
  • Huawei is set to house a second Huawei data centre in Chile by the end of the year, to boost its AI and cloud platform in South America.

 

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