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HOW IS DEMAND FOR DATA CENTRES EVOLVING? Andrew Jay MRICS Head of data centre solutions, EMEA, CBRE

The basic standards for data centres are mostly the same from a power, cooling and security point of view. The biggest regional differences involve voltages, types of cooling infrastructure, and any local risks.

Everyone is grappling with how to get into China from a macro perspective – there are very different regulatory and tax considerations, and ownership is difficult in the country.

Hotspots for data centre demand in Asia-Pacific are Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney.

For example, data centres in Tokyo use measures such as floating buildings to reduce risk from seismic activity, while in some countries, armed guards are needed to protect data centres.

ILLUSTRATION DANILO AGUTOLI

Data centre demand is peaking in the big cities, where companies can best provide their services. London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam are the three strongest markets in Europe, and there is a real clustering of cloud companies in Dublin.

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