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Equinix
Equinix & GIC commit $525m to xScale data centers in Seoul
An IDC report suggests the Cloud IT infrastructure market in the country could reach US$1.86 billion in sales by 2025.
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DCI
DCI Data Centers to build 40MW facility in Auckland
The $600 million facility, AKL02, will be built this year in the suburb of Albany.
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Edge Centres
Edge Centres buys DC Matrix to bolster Queensland data centre operations
“DC Matrix’s mission statement, ethos, leadership experience, and assets are a "perfect fit for Edge Centres’ key values and priorities”.
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Equinix
Equinix strikes $769m deal to develop xScale data centers in Australia
The limited liability partnership between Equinix and PGIM Real Estate will bring about the launch of the SY9x and SY10x data centers.
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Data center construction
Edge Centres to construct second Victoria data centre in Traralgon
Edge Centres CEO and founder Jonathan Eaves says that the Traralgon data centre is key to its network deployment across Melbourne and Sydney.
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Data center construction
NTT on track to expand data center footprint by 20% in next year
NTT president and board director Masaaki Moribayashi says the pandemic has led to global dependence on online services and infrastructure.
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Renewable energy
Contact & Simply Energy to provide renewable power generation for Clyde data centre
Simply Energy will provide 10 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy for the NZ data centre through ‘demand flexibility’ technology.
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Microsoft
Microsoft pledges to run data centres carbon neutral by 2030
The tech giant has announced it will aim to power all its global data centres and offices with zero-carbon energy by 2030. 
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Data center construction
Ascendas India Trust commits S$216.6m to data center campus in India
A 6.6 acre site has been selected for the build, and will be developed in phases to become a 575,000 square-foot data center campus.
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Data center construction
Princeton Digital Group plans $1b hyperscale campus in Tokyo
The company also aims to build a portfolio of facilities in Japan with a combined 600 MW of power.
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Hong Kong
Hong Kong a desirable data center location despite political and pandemic troubles
According to Cushman & Wakefield, Hong Kong is the third most attractive data center region in the entire Asia Pacific region.
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Data center construction
Pure Data Centres & LOGOS to construct Jakarta hyperscale facility
The hyperscale facility will span 20,000 square meters and deliver 20 megawatts of power. 
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DCI
DCI Data Centers to build $400m facility in Sydney
DCI Data Centers has secured development approval for a new AU$400 million data centre in Sydney’s Eastern Creek.
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Appointments
Ardmac appoints deputy MD for data centre division
Jason Casey, who is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building, previously worked as associate director within Ardmac’s cleanroom business unit. 
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Data Centre campus
Japan-based NTT opens UK data centre
The company, which has invested £500 million into developing data centres over the next several years, states that it sees potential in the UK market.
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Hawaiki Cable
NZ's first hyperscale data centre to be built in Invercargill
Invercargill’s cool climate, land space, remote location and its renewable energy capabilities make it an attractive location for a data centre.
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Equinix
Equinix announces fifth Singapore data center
The US$144 million data center is a purpose-built facility that will increase cloud connectivity for enterprises. 
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IT Industry
Data center construction costs rise in 2020 - litigation ahead, suggests report
The top 10 costly locations in the world to build data centers include Zurich, Tokyo, Silicon Valley, New Jersey, London, Sydney, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Auckland, and Mexico City. 
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Data Center Planning
Teraco breaks ground on South African data centre
The JB4 data centre, located in Ekurhuleni, will take just over a year to build as a standalone data centre, with completion slated for Q1 2022.
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Data Centre Cooling
Macquarie Data Centres 'tops out' Sydney IC3E data centre
The data centre, which has a stage one investment of AU$85 million, will generate 43 megawatts of power to support Australian businesses, including the Federal Government.
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Aruba
Aruba dreams big with two more data centres planned
ruba’s global data centre network is undergoing an expansion that will add two more facilities and upgrades to the company’s hydroelectric and photovoltaic plants in Italy.
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AirTrunk
AirTrunk to build hyperscale data center in Japan
AirTrunk TOK1 will be designed to support public cloud customers’ demand for growing capacity requirements in Japan.
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Microsoft
Microsoft's $100 million+ data centre approved for Auckland
Microsoft has been granted consent from the New Zealand Overseas Investment Office to advance its plans to open a datacenter region in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Government
Macquarie to build Government data centre in Canberra
With construction due to commence in July, the initial investment of AU$17 million will be used to build stage one by December 2020.