Data Center Market Europe
Major players in the data center market are expanding their business into Europe. Europe is still a hub of data center activities. NTT opens its first data center, Madrid1, in Spain which offers 6.3MW of IT capacity. This data center is a Tier 3-compliant colocation data center located on NTT’s Európolis Business and Technology Park site. This data center offers 3,600 sq m of IT space and a maximum IT capacity of 6.3MW when fully built out. Open Access Data Centres (OADC) has launched its first data center in Durban, South Africa. The facility offers up to 5MW and 2,200 sqm of white space. OADC planned to invest $500 million over the next five years in Africa.
Data Center Market Latin America
Expansion through acquisition is the major strategy in North America. Equinix completed acquisition of four data centers in Chile from Empresa Nacional De Telecomunicaciones S.A. The addition of four new data centers in the strategic Santiago, Chile metro strengthens its position largest provider of digital infrastructure services in the region. Odata has launched the first 8.4MW phase of its QR01 facility in El Marqués, Querétaro state, Mexico with an investment of around $79 mn. The site is on a 52,350 sqm plot spanning some 30,400 sqm. The site will reach 32MW once full build-out. The company will begin construction of a second 30MW data center in Querétaro Park in the future.
Asia pacific is fast becoming a hot spot for data center activities with a push from local governments. NTT Ltd. launched its new hyperscale data center campus in Navi Mumbai – NAV1A. This will offer the capacity to host 5,000 racks. This will further support over 30 MW of IT load. Once fully completed, the NAV1 campus will provide capacity for up to 4 data centers, reaching up to 150 MW of facility load. Alibaba Cloud is also launched its first data center in Bangkok, Thailand. Cisco’s Duo launched its first data center in India in Mumbai to meet the burgeoning demand from the enterprise that requires low latency.