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Latest Data Centre News


AWS to Open New Zealand Region by 2024

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced plans to open a new availability region in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Known as AWS Asia Pacific (Auckland), this will be the first availability region in New Zealand. The AWS Auckland Region will consist of three Availability Zones (AZs) and will be owned and operated by a local AWS subsidiary… Read More


EU to support autonomy in semiconductors with Chips Act

In a state of the union speech, EU president Ursula von der Leyen outlined a new act intended to drive the EU’s autonomy, resilience and self-sufficiency by supporting the semiconductor supply chain.


APAC data centre investment to hit a new record this year

APAC data centre investment to hit a new record this year

The data centre investment market in APAC is expected to reach a new high this year – with $1.8 billion already invested in the first half of 2021. This amounts to 80% of 2020’s total year-long investment accomplished in just six months – leading industry experts to believe that 2021 will be a record year as well.


Schneider Electric wins at the CRN UK Tech Impact Awards

Schneider Electric™, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has been awarded ‘Sustainable Infrastructure Vendor of the Year’ at the CRN Tech Impact Awards 2021. The award recognises the company’s leadership in developing sustainable and energy-efficient technologies for data centres and edge computing environments, and its proven track record in helping partners… Read More


Schneider Electric and the University of Birmingham build energy efficient data centre

Students and academics at the University of Birmingham Dubai’s new campus are set to benefit from one of the UAE’s most advanced on-site data centres – a high-performance, highly energy-efficient facility reflecting the University’s sustainability aspirations.


Chinese data centre market expected to reach $36.18 billion by 2026

Currently valued at $13.01 billion, the Chinese data centre market is expected to experience remarkable growth through 2026, almost tripling to $36.18 billion. According to a recent market study, the data centre market in China and Hong Kong could register a CAGR of 19.2% over the next five years.


DXN acquires Darwin-based secure data centre for $4.6 million AU

DXN Limited, a leading provider of innovative modular data centre solutions, has entered an agreement to acquire a data centre in Darwin in the Northern Territory in Australia. Secure Data Centre (SDC) provides data centre services to local, regional and federal governments, as well as customers in telecommunications and managed services providers. 


African data centre operators plan more digital infrastructure investments

At a panel sponsored by MainOne at International Telecoms Week 2021, data center industry leaders agreed that additional investments in African infrastructure would be a priority in the upcoming months.


UK government plans to shake up national data protection regime

Recently the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) released details about the UK post-Brexit strategy for data management. The announcement outlined how the UK plans to support trade, drive international investment, prevent cyber crime, and deliver public services and critical scientific research.


How generators help data centres power through Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida, “one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to make landfall,” caused property damage, flooding, and loss of power and utilities throughout the southeastern United States. It also highlighted the need for data centres to create resilient systems with effective backup power including generators.


Portland’s Union Bank Tower to be repurposed as a data centre

The Union Bank Tower, located in downtown Portland, Oregon, has been put up for sale, and is being marketed as a prime facility for conversion to a data centre.


Schneider Electric Launches New Podcast Series

Schneider Electric Launches New Podcast Series: IT Channel Perspectives captures the voice of the partner, offering expert insight from channel leaders across Europe on how to drive business growth.