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.
Equinix will form a joint venture with Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC to build six new hyperscale data centers in Europe. The JV will target the FLAP markets of Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris.
In a major deal between the industry’s two largest players, Digital Realty has agreed to acquire eight data centers being divested by Equinix as part of the colocation firm’s deal to buy Telecity Group.