Publishing date: 23/04/2021
Microsoft announces first Azure data centre in Malaysia
Microsoft has announced plans to establish its first data centre region in Malaysia, with AWS and Google reportedly set to follow.
The new facility will be in the Greater Kuala Lumpur area and says Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) and Celcom Axiata Berhad will be customers once it opens, the date of which was not disclosed.
The company will invest $1 billion over the next five years in Malaysia as part of its “Bersama Malaysia” initiative. The company also plans to provide digital skills additional one million Malaysians by end of 2023 and help form the ‘MyDigital Alliance Leadership Council’ to collaborate on cloud-first and digital-native policy recommendations.
QTS to build another data centre in Atlanta, Georgia
QTS Data Centers has submitted plans to build a 1.1 million square foot data centre in Atlanta, Georgia.
The proposals, submitted to the Georgia Department of Committee Affairs, would see the data centre provider build another facility on its Jefferson Street campus in Fulton County.
The plans, submitted under the name ‘Project Granite,' would see QTS develop 2.3 million sq ft of mixed-use development on approximately 36 acres of land, including data centre space, office, retail, and residential land uses.
Prime Data Centers to build 8MW in Sacramento
Wholesale data centre provider Prime Data Centers is building an 8MW data centre at its Sacramento site for a customer described as a tech leader based in the San Francisco Bay area.
The new space at McLellan Park will be based on Prime's existing designs, but work with the tenant has enabled Prime to extend the original 6MW capacity to 8MW.
Equinix completes latest expansion of Amsterdam AM7 data centre
Equinix has announced the completion of the construction of Phase 3 expansion of its AM7 facility in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The expansion at the company’s AM7 International Business Exchange in Amsterdam adds 4,125 square meters (44,400 sq ft) and 1,420 cabinet equivalents for a total capacity of 11,600 sq m (124,800 sq ft).