Data Centre Industry Update – 3rd 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 edition discussed Amazon’s Irish spend and Energia’s considered Dublin complex.
Here are this edition’s updates:
Update – 3rd March 2021
- National grid estimator Eirgrid estimates that 30% of all electricity produced in Ireland will be brought about by data centres within seven years (premium article).
- A recent MM Report states that over €7 billion to be invested in the construction of data centres over the next five years, as Dublin faces increased competition as a leading data centre hub (premium article).
- A survey by DCP of 12 key European countries for the location of third party data has found that Ireland is expanding at the fastest rate with a growth rate of 121%.
- China Mobile has launched a new data centre in Frankfurt, Germany – the second in the area, aiming to enable closer ties between Europe and Asia on faster and more secure connections.
- IXcellerate is to build a new sustainable data centre campus in Moscow, Russia with a power capacity of more than 200MW and design capacity of approximately 20,000 rack spaces.
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