GDS plans data centre development in Batam, Indonesia

Strategic Presence in Southeast Asia. GDS Holdings Limited, a leading developer and operator of high-performance data centres in China has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire greenfield land in Nongsa Digital Park, located in Batam, Indonesia, approximately 25 kms from Singapore. GDS plans to construct…

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Skills and materials struggle to keep pace with data centre demand

Rising costs of constructing data centres across global markets. Global material shortages are causing delays to data centre construction and escalating costs in the face of rapidly accelerating demand, according to the latest Data centre cost index (DCCI). The Data centre cost index 2021 reveals the rising costs of constructing…

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Hong Kong Urban Renewal Authority approves hyperscale data centres

Two contracts totaling US$3 million. The Hong Kong Urban Renewal Authority and a large data centre operator awarded NV5 two contracts totalling $US3 million to support the modernization of mechanical building systems and the development of a hyperscale data centre in Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s Urban Renewal Authority selected NV5…

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Half of cloud data centres will deploy robots with AI capabilities by 2025

Robots to help alleviate staff shortage challenges plaguing data center industry. By 2025, half of cloud data centres will deploy advanced robots with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities, resulting in 30 per cent higher operating efficiency, according to Gartner, Inc. “The gap between growing server and storage…

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Alibaba Cloud to launch data center in South Korea

Also eyes Thailand for data center opening. Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, today announced it will launch its first local data center in South Korea in the first half of 2022 to offer South Korean customers more secure, reliable and scalable cloud services, underlining…

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Equinix and PGIM real estate enter into a US$575 Million JV

Extends hyperscale data centre program into Australia. Digital infrastructure company Equinix, and PGIM Real Estate, the real estate investment and financing arm of Prudential Financial’s global asset management business, today announced an agreement to establish a US$575 million joint venture in the form of a limited liability partnership to develop…

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The importance of data centres for New Zealand organisations

Regional based infrastructure will allow customers to run workloads and store data in New Zealand. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced plans to open an infrastructure region in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2024. The new AWS Asia Pacific (Auckland) Region will consist of three Availability Zones (AZs) and join the existing 81…

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