Data Centre Industry Update - 28th October - AA Euro Group Ltd.

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:


Data Centre Industry 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 facility 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 facility 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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