Data Centre Industry Update – 9th June 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 previous update discussed Eirgrid’s forecasting of challenges, Liberty Global’s European venture, and more.
Here are this edition’s updates:
Update – 9th June 2021
- Ireland is earmarked for a shared government data centre through an expected €295 million digital investment by the EU as part of its COVID relief package.
- Hyperco, a new data centre services firm has been launched in Finland with plans to invest €200 million into revamping existing facilities and building new ones.
- Cyrus One, a London based major data centre operator has committed to using wholly carbon-free electricity in its server farms in Slough, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Dublin.
- Investment firm, Blackstone Group has stated it would take data centre operator QTS Realty Trust Inc. private in a $10 billion deal.
- Schneider Electric has used technology for a prefabricated modular data centre in a shipping container that uses liquid-cooled servers for high-performance processing.
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