Publishing date: 19/02/2021
Facebook to expand Utah data centre again by 900,000 square feet
Facebook has announced that it is expanding its Eagle Mountain Data Centre in Utah for the second time by more than 900,000 square feet (83,600 square meters) with two new buildings due to be built at the facility.
Facebook’s plans for a $750 million, 1,000,000 sq ft (93,000 sqm) data centre campus in the state, near Salk Lake City, were first made public in 2018. The first expansion of 500,000 sq ft (46,000 sqm) was announced in 2019. As with the previous expansion, this new announcement is significant in size, growing the facility by more than 50 per cent.
Hiranandani Group to build six hyper-scale data centres in Bengal
The Hiranandani Group is to construct six Yotta hyper-scale data centres in West Bengal, India.
The firm says it will invest more than €900m to buy a 100-acre site at Uttarpara, Kolkata from Hindustan Motors to build six Yotta data centre buildings totalling 250MW. The first data centre is estimated to be completed in 2023. The logistics park will be delivered by Green base, a joint venture between Hiranandani and Blackstone Group.
Equinix plans 200,000 sq ft expansion to Sydney data centre
Equinix has submitted plans for a large-scale extension to its SY5 data centre in Sydney, Australia.
The data centre and interconnection firm submitted plans to the Sydney council this month to expand its current SY5 facility in Alexandria, central Sydney with an additional data centre building that will connect directly with existing facilities and the nearby SY4 site.
According to submitted documents, the expansion will comprise a four-story data centre and offices with a gross floor area of 19,395 sqm (209,000 sq ft). The completed project is expected to provide approximately 9,000+ customer cabinets across the facility. This phase of development is estimated to cost AU$54 million (€34m).
Microsoft announce new data centre region as cloud demand rockets
Microsoft has announced a new cloud-computing data centre region in Georgia in the US, as part of a wider move to expand its presence in Atlanta that will effectively make the area the company's third-largest hub in the country after Puget Sound and Silicon Valley.
Named "East US 3", the data centre region will extend across Fulton and Douglas Counties, providing Microsoft Azure cloud services to customers in the immediate region, but also in the rest of the US and around the world.