Publishing Date: 26/02/2021
Facebook seeks $800m Los Lunas data centre expansion
Facebook is planning to add two data centres to its Los Lunas, New Mexico campus, for a total investment of $800 million.
In return, the social media and advertising company has asked for $6.6 billion worth of industrial revenue bonds.
In March, the Los Lunas Village Council is expected to make a decision on the deal, which would mean two new data centres will begin worth within the next two years - and another four could come after that.
The company claims it will lead to hundreds of temporary construction jobs, and around 30 full time positions.
IXAfrica breaks ground on data centre campus in Nairobi, Kenya
IXAfrica has broken ground on an 18MW data centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
The company hopes to build out the campus to 42.5MW of IT load in the coming years, developing on adjacent plots to the 17,000 sq m (183,000 sq ft) site.
The data centre will be IXAfrica's first after years of delays and is on track to be East Africa's largest 'hyperscale-ready' campus.
A recent report from The African Data Centres Association (ADCA) and Xalam Analytics claimed Africa needs 1,000MW and 700 facilities to meet growing demand and bring the rest of the continent onto level terms with the capacity and density of South Africa.
Amazon plans new data centre outside Paris
Amazon is reportedly planning to build a data centre in Brétigny-sur-Orge, France.
Amazon has been considering building a data centre on the unused land since 2019. As the first step towards constructing a data centre on the site, AWS has now filed with the Essonne prefecture for a permit under French environmental protection rules.
The site, called Base 217, was previously a French airbase that was seized by the Germans during their occupation of France in WWII.
Equinix completes $59 million expansion of São Paulo data centre
Equinix has completed the third expansion of its SP4 data centre in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The latest expansion of the International Business Exchange data centre in Barueri sees the facility gain an extra 1,025 extra racks and 3,838 sq m of colocation space, an increase of more than 65 percent.
SP4 is just one of several expansion or construction projects Equinix has in Sao Paulo. The company is also expanding its SP3 and is in the construction of the SP5 data centre, both in Santana de Parnaíba.