Data Centre Industry Update - 29th July - AA Euro Group Ltd.

Data Centre Industry Update – 29th July

You may have read in our July Monthly Recruitment Roundup that Ireland and Europe are seeing a surge in data centre activity – largely brought about by remote working from COVID-19 both here and worldwide. This is a turning point for work-management structures and the data centre industry as a whole.

This seismic growth in online activity across the globe has created jobs in technology, engineering, construction and more as a result. Euro Executive Recruitment welcomes this increased activity within the industry, as this is very positive news for Europe’s job market.

We will be summarising the latest advancements across Europe as part of a weekly update series.


Data Centre Industry Update – 29th July 2020

  • Technavio is monitoring the data centre market, which is poised to grow by $304.87 million during 2020-2024 in London. During the forecast period, it will progress at a CAGR of 16%.
  • A strategic partnership between real estate investment company Cromwell Property Group and Stratus Data Centres has come about. This will see the construction of a 100MW (megawatt) centre in London. The work will be completed sometime next year.
  • Cromwell Property Group and Stratus will also work on a larger, 34-acre centre in Frankfurt. When completed, this will be one of the largest data centre campuses in Germany and Western Europe.
  • Nokia has improved data centre networking for all cloud builders. The multinational co-developed the Nokia Service Router Linux (SR Linux) and Nokia Fabric Service Platform with global web-scale companies including Apple, who is deploying the systems in its data centre in Viborg, Denmark.
  • Telecoms Company, Telia has opened the biggest open carrier-neutral data centre in the Nordics to support new applications like 5G, IoT, and AI. The new €160m facility in Helsinki is to be one of the greenest in Europe.
  • Amazon is investing in a new 170,000 sq foot campus in Dublin as part of its growing cloud computing workforce. This will see the creation of 1,000 new jobs, including data centre technicians.
  • Citywest Business Campus in Dublin is to welcome a new data facility as Singaporean firm K2 purchases a new 4.6-acre site. Dublin’s site capacity T50 fibre network is connected to the campus, and the developers have laid 24-way ducting around it. This will provide occupiers with resilience and access to a large range of telecom providers.

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