Data Centre Industry Update – 28th October
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 data centre industry as a whole.
This seismic growth in online activity has created jobs in tech, engineering, construction and more as a result. In our previous update, we revealed Microsoft’s Greece expansion plans, research into ‘gigawatt markets’ and more.
Here are this edition’s updates:
Update – 28th October 2020
- Intel’s revenue dips 4% as data centre spending drops as a result of the pandemic, but Gartner maintains predictions of year-on-year growth through 2024, with growth in infrastructure spending of 6% for 2021.
- Building from its Greek expansion announcement, Microsoft is now building its first data centre region in Austria, bringing up to $2.1 billion in new revenue for Austria’s ecosystem of local partners and cloud-based customers.
- Green Mountain has opened its first 4MW data centre at its new campus outside of Oslo in Norway. It comprises 75,000 square metres, running a capacity of 75MW and runs on 100% renewable energy.
- UpCloud has launched a new data centre in Madrid, Spain as part of its international expansion. Running entirely on renewable energy, the centre serves to reach more Spanish-speaking users.
- Google has acquired a 33 acre plot in the UK for a future potential data centre development. With no confirmed plans to date, the company’s purchase was made to provide the option for growth pending business demands.
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