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The recent global pandemic changed a lot for the data centre industry. An immediate increase in demand for data centre services emerged as businesses made a rapid switch to a remote work environment.
The data centre market in Vietnam is growing quickly, bolstered by a variety of factors including digital acceleration resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The data centre market by investment is expected to reach $673 million USD by 2026.
Teraco Data Environments, a leading data centre services provider in South Africa, has completed a new hyperscale data centre in Brackenfell, Cape Town. The data centre, known as CT2, is Teraco’s second data centre campus in Cape Town and the largest in the Western Cape.
As people and businesses spend more time online, data centre workloads are growing – with no sign of slowing down. Data centre owners and operators are faced with different, sometimes competing priorities – to scale data centre services to meet demand, while still maintaining progress toward environmental targets. Plans to add capacity at an existing… Read More
Paratus Group, a leading African data centre services provider, has announced the opening of a new data centre in Lusaka, Zambia. The new data centre will be added to the Paratus Group’s existing network, currently available in 28 African countries. Paratus’ Lusaka data centre will offer colocation services including dedicated, shared, caged, and private suite… Read More
Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications provider headquartered in India, has announced that it will invest $673 million USD in data centres. The main purpose of this investment will be to expand Airtel’s data centre footprint to meet growing customer demand in the country. Nxtra, a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel, will make the investment sometime in… Read More
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
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted disparities across different populations worldwide, while putting people that were already at risk in an even more vulnerable position. One group that was impacted by the pandemic are Forcibly Displaced Persons (FDPs). Understanding the changing situation for FDPs, and addressing the increased vulnerabilities that the pandemic has caused requires accurate, reliable… Read More
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
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.
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.
Throughout the UK, large consumers of energy are coming under scrutiny, due to concerns about their impact on power grids and on the environment. Generally, data centers are large consumers of energy – even though industry leaders have invested a great deal in limiting energy consumption and meeting sustainability goals.