Data Centre Industry Update - 9th December - AA Euro Group Ltd.

Data Centre Industry Update – 9th December

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.  The previous update included Oracle’s regional cloud centre in Dubai, Catalyst Cloud’s managed database in New Zealand and more.

Here are this edition’s updates:


Data Centre Industry Update – 9th December 2020

  • Estonian company Greenway Data Centers has acquired the largest data centre in the Baltics, to due open near Tallinn in 2021. It will have a maximum capacity of up to 20 megawatts.
  • Microsoft is to open a data centre by 2021 in Sweden, training 150,000 Swedish citizens in Microsoft-friendly digital skills, gifting the local communities with Microsoft software.
  • Caransa Group is set to build Amsterdam‘s first district heating centre – the first to supply waste heat to Amsterdam’s residential areas. It will be a 100,000 sq m facility.
  • CX firm Qualtrics aims to open a new data facility in Singapore as the company continues its expansion efforts in Southeast Asia, planning to grow its local team by at least 50% during 2021 to address the increased demand.
  • European Union lawmakers are preparing to address energy consumption in data centres with the implementation of new data centre energy regulation laws, aiming for climate neutrality by 2030.

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