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New Data Centers Planned As Global Demand Grows

March 12, 2019 / Cloudscene

This round-up of recent announcements of planned data centers across the globe highlights expected demand in both established and emerging markets. Apple has committed more than US$10 billion to data center investment in the United States. This move is part of the technology giant’s five-year nationwide expansion, which will create 20,000 jobs in the United States. This massive buildout will support Apple’s rapidly growing web services, such as the App Store and Apple Music. Apple currently outsources to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, as well as leases space from colocation providers. Equinix is building an AU$160-million International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Alexandria, about 2.5 miles from Sydney’s CBD. The colocation giant anticipates that SY5 will be the largest to date among the 16 Equinix IBX data centers across Australia. SY5 will host a total colocation space of more than 260,000 square feet, offering an initial capacity of 1,825 cabin...