In a bold move, Microsoft has announced a hefty $2.1 billion investment in Spanish AI and Cloud infrastructure, sparking an unparalleled alliance with the Spanish government. The aim is to enhance citizen services, spark AI innovation and bolster national cybersecurity. Beyond the technological edge, this venture could also boost Spain’s GDP by €8.4 billion and generate around 69,000 jobs by 2030.

Telxius, a leading global connectivity provider, has been recognized at the 2024 Data Center Market (DCM) Awards for its Derio Data Center. It has won the award for Excellence in Connectivity, providing a state-of-the-art facility near Bilbao, in northern Spain, designed to harness the potential of the subsea cables connected to it.

In a groundbreaking move towards sustainable data center development, fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty (1547) has provided updates on its joint venture with Green Fig Land Company (GFLC) in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Recognized as a premier developer, operator, and owner of custom-designed data centers in North America and Europe, 1547 is transforming a 100-acre greenfield site into a cutting-edge hyperscale data center with a commitment to green energy and innovative financial incentives.

In the narrative of AI revolution, the telecom sector often remains overshadowed. Juniper’s ‘Top 10 Telco Trends 2024’, highlights how AI dominates even in this crossroads digital landscape. However, a critical question evolves – is our telecom infrastructure ready to steer the AI wave? As we plan to create AI-powered golden era, it’s imperative that our static infrastructures are fit for purpose to manage this data deluge.

In a strategic move to bolster its data center capabilities, DNA, a prominent mobile and fixed communications service provider in Finland and part of the Telenor Group, has successfully deployed an intent-based networking data center fabric. This innovative infrastructure, built upon Juniper Networks’ cutting-edge automation software and high-performance hardware, with advanced systems integration expertise from NEC Corporation, is poised to revolutionize DNA’s service delivery and operational efficiency.

In a landmark move, UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has underscored the significance of Microsoft’s transformative investment, heralding it as pivotal for the continual expansion and innovation within the UK technology sector. The multinational tech giant is set to broaden its data center footprint across the UK, unveiling plans for new facilities in London and Cardiff, with potential future expansion into the North of England. This strategic investment aims to double Microsoft’s existing number of data centers in the UK.

EXA Infrastructure, the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America, and Lancom, one of the fastest growing providers of data centre, cloud, and telecoms services in Greece – today announce their strategic partnership to bolster connectivity and infrastructure services, establishing Greece as a critical link to internet exchanges in Europe.