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Publishing date: 26/03/2021

SilverEdge DC (A New UK data centre company) launches with first site in Swindon

A new colocation provider has launched in the UK called SilverEdge DC.

The company opened its first facility in Swindon this month and plans to launch several facilities across the country in the next few months. Swindon is a large town in the southwest of England, 71 miles (114km) west of London.

The Swindon data centre provides 37,000 sq ft (3,400 sq m) of space with 7.5MW of available power.

It is not a new facility, having been previously operated by Eduserv, the data centre arm of UK research not-for-profit Jisc.

AirTrunk opens second hyperscale Sydney data centre

Hyperscale data centre firm AirTrunk has opened its second data centre in Sydney, Australia.

The first phase of the SYD2 facility in the North of the city opened today. Once the four phases are complete the new data centre will have a total capacity of 110MW. Built in 35 weeks, Phase One construction involved over 2,800 people and 400,000 work hours.

First announced in 2019, the new facility joins AirTrunk’s existing 130MW Western Sydney and 130 MW Melbourne facilities, taking the company’s total capacity in Australia to over 370MW. The company has five data centres in total, having opened the launched centres in Hong Kong and Singapore in December 2020. A large facility in Tokyo is also in development.

Green Edge data centre to be built in Trondheim, Norway

Green Edge Compute AS and Statkraft have signed an agreement to build an Edge data centre at Sluppen in Trondheim, Norway.

The energy firm has partnered with the new data centre company to build a data centre ‘in the magnitude of 1-5MW’ and will be built at a location near to the district heating system in order to reuse the facility's excess heat. The new facility will start construction later in 2021.

Ooredoo builds data centre in Hulhumalé, Maldives

Qatari telecoms company Ooredoo has launched a new data centre in the Hulhumalé smart city in the Maldives.

The facility is built to Tier III standards, but not yet certified. Given its location, the data centre is designed to be flood-resistant up to seven meters.

Hulhumalé, which is a reclaimed island hopes to survive rising sea levels.

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