Data Centre Industry Update – 6th January
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 included Microsoft’s expansion to Sweden and potential energy consumption EU regulations.
Here are this edition’s updates:
Data Centre Industry Update – 6th January 2021
- Amazon has launched a heating scheme with South Dublin County Council which will see recycled heating be provided to homes and offices in Dublin, reducing carbon emissions by 1,500 tonnes a year.
- According to Gartner, by 2025 there will be a 75% increase in data generation and processing happening at the edge and not at the central data centre – meeting the requirements of working from home trends.
- Microsoft has unveiled a sustainable data centre region in Denmark, the most significant investment by the company in more than 30 years. It will be powered by 100% renewable energy.
- NTT has revealed its new London facility, which will make it the third-largest data centre company globally. The 29,600 sq m facility will only use renewable power throughout the site.
- STC has launched three mega data facilities in Riyadh, Jeddah and Madinah to a total value of $266 million to host telecommunications equipment and digital cloud infrastructure.
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