Equinix is making waves in hyperscale computing with its xScale initiative, pre-leasing two entire data center buildings in Europe. The strong results suggest the colo market leader is also becoming a formidable player in the hyperscale market
DCF Editor Rich Miller sits down with with Garry Connolly of Host in Ireland and its Barstool Chat series for a discussion of life, the pandemic and data centers.
European data centers are preparing contingencies for a potential “no deal” Brexit, which could impact everything from energy pricing to delivery of generators. But the runup to Brexit has been a period of surprisingly strong investment in digital infrastructure.
Facebook’s new data center in Clonee, Ireland reinforces the status of Dublin as Europe’s leading hub for hyperscale data centers, who are drawn by ideal conditions for data center cooling and abundant renewable energy.