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Akamai unveils plans to double Linode global footprint

Six months after the $900 million USD acquisition of cloud hosting provider Linode, Akamai has announced an expansion to the Linode footprint, adding 12 data centres to its global network.


Vantage opens second data centre in Kuala Lumpur, with a third on the way

Vantage Data Centres has announced the opening of a second data centre facility on its Cyberjaya campus. The new data centre, KUL12, brings the capacity for Vantage to 10 MW across KUL11 and KUL12.


CoreSite acquires second Miami data centre

CoreSite, a hybrid IT solutions provider in the US, has acquired a data centre in Miami, Florida. The new facility, MI2, increases the company’s footprint in the city by 103,000 square feet and enhances the CoreSite offering in the Southeastern region of the US.


Verne Global to manage Volta data centre in London

Verne Global has announced that Volta Data Centres will operate under the Verne Global brand effective immediately. This is expected to provide better connections throughout northern Europe, specifically between Iceland and the UK.


Equinix announces hyperscale data centre in Madrid

Equinix, global data centre services and colocation provider, has announced an upcoming data centre in Madrid, Spain. MD6 will be located in the Alcobendas neighborhood, and is the first of two planned XScale facilities on the campus.


AdaniConneX plans to add 1,000 MW to India footprint

AdaniConneX, the data centre division of India’s Adani Group, announced a plan to add 1,000 MW to their data centre footprint in India over the next 10 years. When executed, this will quadruple the company’s capacity, which currently stands at approximately 250 MW deployed and in development, according to the company’s website.


STC launches subsea cable in Red Sea

Saudi telecommunications and connectivity provider STC announced the launch of the first high-capacity submarine cable in the Red Sea. The ‘Saudi Vision Cable’ is operational at its first landing station in Jeddah. When complete, it will provide seamless connectivity through four landings – including Jeddah, Yanbu, Duba, and Haql.


Africa Data Centres draws $83 million to expand South African footprint

Africa Data Centres has requested a disbursement of funding from a larger grant awarded by the International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) in 2021. The total award was for $300 million USD; Africa Data Centres has requested $83 million be released so that they can expand existing data centres in South Africa.


Microsoft and AWS pull €2bn data centre investment from Dublin

In the face of EirGrid’s announcement that energy concerns would limit data centre power connectivity, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services have decided to rethink their European data centre strategies.


Scala launches new Brazilian data centre in Sao Paulo

Scala Data Centres has launched a new data centre in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The facility, which cost $140 million USD, is currently operational in Phase I and occupied by a sole customer.


Dominion Energy improving infrastructure for data centre power availability

Dominion Energy has announced that it will be constructing improvements to its infrastructure ahead of schedule. This is welcome news for data centre providers, who were recently warned that power constraints could delay construction and expansion for several years. The company said that it has made progress on powering data centres, and that power substations… Read More


Proximity launches 10th UK data centre

Proximity Data Centres, a leading provider of edge and colocation services in the UK, has launched its 10th UK data centre. The new facility, located in Milton Keynes, is Tier 3 designed, providing 3 MW capacity across 48,000 square feet of usable space. The 10th facility brings Proximity halfway to its goal of 20 edge… Read More