Data Centre Industry Update – 7th July 2021 – AA Euro Group Ltd.

Data Centre Industry Update – 7th July 2021


Data Centre Industry Update – 7th July 2021

Globally, we are seeing a huge 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 discussed Amazon’s new Irish facility, potential ‘rolling blackouts’ for Ireland and Cluster Power’s Romanian facility plans.

Here are this edition’s updates:

Update – 7th July 2021

  • Tanaiste Leo Varadkar outlines the development of data centres in Ireland. This provides both great strategic opportunities but we must be aware of their electricity demands.
  • Global giant Apple is seeking planning permission extension for Athenry facility with hopes of work beginning as soon as possible.
  • Vodafone’s entire Irish operations are now 100% powered from renewable electricity sources – including the company’s facilities.
  • Europe’s Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact, a movement to eliminate the environmental footprint of these centres by 2030, has taken a set of proposals to the European Union.
  • Providing a safe, compliant, and versatile environment for storage is driving data centre growth in Ireland.

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