Saturday, November 25, 2017


Weekly Roundup: Ireland’s big data centre week, Digital Realty closes DFT’s $7.6bn acquisition, Equinix expands into Portugal, Spain



The main stories that made the week’s top headlines across the globe on data centres, cloud, data, emerging technology and markets, and much more.

World News

Data Economy, one year on
Global server revenues hit $14bn pushed by APAC data center expansions
Data centres of the world ready for next 5 years of demand, but skills gap is major concern

North America News

NYSE: SWCH. Mega data centres operator Switch files for IPO
Rackspace acquires ALL of Datapipe’s 29 data centres
HPE CEO Meg Whitman gets a place on Dropbox’s board
EdgeConneX steps into Canadian data center market for the first time
Project Echo. 2.5 million sqf Virginia data center complex moves on
Equinix invests $122m on standard-setting Silicon Valley data center
Mega data centre builder Supernap opens $300m Asian hub
Keppel invests $10m into floating data center startup
Equinix, Microsoft top executives join Splunk’s board of directors
Iron Mountain launches DC part of $350m Northern Virginia expansion drive

Asia-Pacific News

Megaport, NTT Singapore expand customers’ access to global clouds
Google sets eyes on Taiwan for hyperscale data centre
Data Center M&A War Of The Year Gets A New Twist

Central – Latin America News

Google has now cloud data centres in all global regions apart from Africa

European News

Equinix expands into Portugal and Spain with $259m Itconic acquisition
Nordics experience $3bn DC investment boom with more large builds expected
Keppel invests over $100m in Dublin data center expansion
Goldman Sachs doubles investment ever made on DC operator IXcellerate
World’s largest data centre lands multi-million Dollar VC round
Schneider Electric appoints new UK&I president
Talend eyes launch of cloud data centres on the back of AWS

Middle East & Africa News

African leaders’ call for action demands data centre construction boom