Across the globe, more and more companies and corporations are commissioning new data centre design and builds. In fact according to recent research, European data centre output is up a huge 68% in 2014. This staggering statistic is largely due to the fact that an increasing number of businesses are beginning to commission and build their very own data centres. To give you an idea of what’s been under construction, we’ve put together a list of some of this year’s biggest high budget builds.
Salesforce.com builds new data centre in France
As one of the world’s largest cloud computing companies, Salesforce is constantly expanding its data centre capacity. With the aim of tapping into strategic investment opportunities, France was chosen as the location for the corporation’s latest data centre build. Work is set to commence in 2015 and provide support to customers across the nation. With overall company revenue up 27% since last year, it comes as no surprise that Salesforce is expanding its European presence. Olivier Derrien, Salesforce senior vice-president for France, Southern Europe and the Middle East explains, “Salesforce.com’s new datacentre demonstrates our commitment to France and supports the success of our growing base of customers and partners in the region.”
Amazon unveils plans for new data centre in Ohio
Earlier this month, Amazon made headlines with the announcement that it plans to build a brand new data centre in Dublin, Ohio. The big budget build is estimated to cost around US$1.1 billion and will be spread across 68 acres of land.
Pulsant expands UK premises
Scotland’s leading cloud and managed hosting firm recently announced its plans to expand its already enormous Tier 3 data centre in Edinburgh’s South Gyle. According to Pulsant representatives, the upgrade is designed to maximise uptime, minimise redundancy and enhance customer support. Matt Lovell, Pulsant CTO explains, “This expansion is part of Pulsant’s overall growth strategy, which includes upgrading and growing our existing data centre sites.”
Alibaba increases Chinese presence
After the successful 2009 launch of AliCloud, Alibaba is planning to build a fifth data centre in Shenzhen. In 2014’s first quarter alone, the Chinese based ecommerce giant recorded an impressive £23 million worth of revenue from its cloud services. Ben Wang, president of AliCloud maintains, “For users in Southern China and the Pearl River Delta region, using Shenzhen nodes will lower network latency, reduce data transmission time, and greatly enhance the user experience.”
Boasting over 10 years of industry experience, ITE Projects is the go-to company for businesses wanting to build or upgrade data centres in the UK and Europe. With data centre output continually on the rise, the company is preparing for an influx of new business over the coming months.
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