Publishing date: 25/06/2021
MainOne opens data centre outside Accra, Ghana
Nigerian telecoms firm MainOne has opened a new data centre outside Accra, Ghana.
Located in Appolonia City and first announced in 2019, the new 100-rack data centre will be operated by MainOne subsidiary, MDXi. The site includes CCTV motion detection cameras and laser-based perimeter intrusion detection systems.
MDXi currently has a 600-rack data center in Lekki, Nigeria, just outside Lagos.
NTT details German data centre expansion plans
NTT has detailed its expansion plans in Germany, where the company is developing new data centres at existing campuses in Frankfurt, Berlin, and Bonn.
The company said it was expanding its German footprint by over 40 percent and adding more than 30,000 sqm (323,000 sq ft) of IT space across existing locations within the country.
NTT said Germany was important to the global data centre market due to its geographic location, the local tech and startup scene, as well as its fiber connectivity, and the presence of the DE-CIX Internet exchange.
Panattoni and Pure DC to build 50MW data centre on MGM's Elstree Studios site in Borehamwood, London
Industrial construction giant Panattoni will be building a data centre in the UK with Pure DC in Borehamwood, North London, after Hertsmere Borough Council approved its application this week.
Panattoni will be building a 41,763 sqm (449,500 sq ft) facility for Pure DC, after the council decided in its favor, despite some resistance because members initially feared there would be too many staff on site. Panattoni is already on site and will be tearing down some warehouses it built on spec, after it bought the former Sainsbury's depot on Elstree Way.
Microsoft planning to open four more Chinese data centres by ‘early 2022’
Microsoft is reportedly planning to add four new data centres in China by early 2022.
Bloomberg reports the company is opening the facilities as part of a wider effort to expand its service capacity across Asia and wants to “capitalize” on a recent surge in demand for Internet services.
Microsoft currently has five data centre regions in mainland China, operated by local partner 21Vianet. Bloomberg didn’t provide details for where the four new facilities might be located and Microsoft reportedly declined to comment.