Data center services have been experiencing a huge demand thanks to rising computing needs of businesses worldwide. The last few days have witnessed some interesting stories in the data center markets, especially Australia, UK, Ireland, and Brazil.
In the U.K, Amazon say that they have been given a go-ahead to build their 88,000 sq.feet data center in Dublin, Ireland. The data center facility to be built at Tallaght in Dublin will attract high employment operations since the region is in need of industrial development. Explaining this, Gerard Stockhil, the Chairman of Tallaght Community Council said:
Tallaght needs an industrial development that will employ large numbers, and all our prime land should not, in future, be given to low-employment operations.
Similar to the green signal received by Amazon in Ireland, KCOM Group, an IT service provider in Hull City, U.K has also been given an approval to build a data center for The University of Hull and Hull College. This data center will be built by KCOM in a partnership with The University of Hull, says KCOM.
Speaking about this, Gary Young, Executive Vice President at KCOM Group, commented:
We are delighted that the data center has passed the planning application stage and this state-of-the-art facility can move forward to the next stage of development with our partners at the University of Hull.
The market looks bright in South America as well. In Sao Paulo, Brazil, Vivo, the telecom giant have almost doubled their data center prowess by extending their rack space and facility. The telecom company said that they have expanded their current facility from 24,756 sq.feet to 49,514 sq.feet in area and adding 909 racks by partnering with Huawei.
Speaking about the expansion, Alex Salgado, Vice President at Vivo said:
Today we are agnostic about technology. In B2B our competitors have their own solutions in their data centers. The corporate market wants to talk more and more with few suppliers. We are that link.
As we move across the southern hemisphere from Brazil, New Zealand’s IT company Datacom have expanded their data centers into Australia’s AirTrunk. By expanding into AirTrunk’s state-of-the-art facilities in Sydney and Melbourne, Datacom say that they will be providing enterprise and public customers with direct access to a large number of public cloud providers.
Talking about the expansion, Greg Davidson, Group CEO at Datacom, commented:
We are offering our customers access to truly world-class, hyperscale facilities, built to the highest specifications, and already home to some of the world’s largest public cloud providers.
For those customers that demand the absolute best, state-of-the-art facilities to house their valuable data and infrastructure assets, AirTrunk is unmatched in Australia. This enables our customers to deliver the truly modern solutions demanded in a world of rapid digital transformation.