GLP launches Ada Infrastructure, a new data centre business with 850MW of capacity
Thu 21 Sep 2023
Real estate investment management company GLP has announced the launch of Ada Infrastructure, a new global data centre business founded on a commitment to being a positive force for technology, people, and the planet.
Serving the digital infrastructure needs of hyperscale companies and large global enterprises, Ada Infrastructure launches with 850MW of secured IT capacity across Japan, the UK and Brazil, and nearly 1.5GW of total future capacity.
Jennifer Weitzel, a former Microsoft executive, will lead Ada Infrastructure as President.
Over the past year, she has assembled a team to address the rising demand for hyperscale data centres in strategic locations globally. As Ada Infrastructure, this team will support the rapid growth of cloud services and artificial intelligence – safely, securely, and sustainably.
“Like our namesake, Ada Lovelace, considered the world’s first computer programmer, we believe in technology’s potential to benefit society, an idea she described as ‘poetical science’,” said Weitzel.
The Ada Infrastructure team said it is dedicated to ensuring data centre customers have capacity where and when they need it.
“In this spirit, we are committed to meeting the ever-growing capacity needs of the world’s most transformative companies, while making a positive impact on communities and the planet. We are building a company that customers want to work with and employees want to work for, not just now, but for years to come. This also means investing in the communities in which we work and live – creating and fostering equitable access to economic and social opportunities,” added Weitzel.
With access to GLP’s global presence and regional expertise, Ada Infrastructure will identify and secure sites in key high demand markets. Ada has also developed a future-ready global design playbook, embedded with features that can accommodate evolving technologies that enhance efficiency and performance.
“Data centres play a critical role in making the modern world run more efficiently and are where some of the world’s biggest challenges are being solved.
“Scientific discoveries, medical advancements, communication systems, new and more accessible financial services, global commerce, and now the AI revolution are all made possible within data centres. With Ada, we are proud to be a part of the future of digital infrastructure while also serving our communities and planet,” said Ming Mei, Co-Founder and CEO of GLP.
The new data centre business has facilities in the following locations:
- Docklands, London, providing 210MW total IT load at approximately 70MW per building
- Tokyo, Japan, providing 581MW total IT load spanning across four data centre campuses in the city
- Osaka, Japan, providing 16MW total IT load in a four-storey data centre
- São Paulo, Brazil, providing 40MW total IT load and 50MW of secured power
- Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, providing 60MW total IT load at approximately 20 MW per building
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