Data Center News Roundup: AWS in Indiana, Insights From DCW

In this week's top data center news, AWS’s big Indiana investment, ASML’s CEO steps down, and coverage from 2024’s Data Center World.

Dylan Fisher, Digital SEO Content & Copy Editor

April 26, 2024

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Data Center News Roundup: Top Data Center News
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Staffing Change at ASML

Amid plans for expansion and the threat of export restrictions, Dutch-based ASML’s long-time CEO Peter Wennink has retired.

On Wednesday, Wennink handed over the keys to incoming CEO Christophe Fouquet. Previously, Fouquet served as ASML’s chief business officer. Fouquet has big shoes to fill. Under Wennink, ASML shares surged 1,300% over the past decade.

Insights From Data Center World

Coverage of last week’s Data Center World conference and expo in Washington, D.C. continued into this week.

Data Center Knowledge contributor Drew Robb offers insights from the most striking talks and panels, including:

Related:A History of AWS Cloud and Data Center Outages

For you visual learners, check out our Data Center World slideshow to explore the highlights of Data Center World in pictures.

This Week’s Data Center Deals and Developments

North America

At the top of this week’s data center development news, AWS announced plans Thursday to invest $11 billion in constructing a data center complex in Indiana, the largest capital investment in the state's history. According to Amazon, the investment will create an estimated 1,000 jobs.

“Indiana’s long-term economic strategy is paying dividends for Hoosiers as we cultivate the growth of critical sectors like technology infrastructure,” said Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb.

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In Austin, Texas, Prime Data Centers is planning to build a $1.3 billion turnkey data center campus, as reported by the Austin Business Journal.

In New Castle, Delaware, colo provider DāSTORacquired a 60,000 square foot facility with a capacity of 8 MW of power.

CEO Kevin Mulqueen said: "We are excited about this strategic expansion into New Castle, which supports the growing demand for our services. Our commitment to providing straightforward, adaptable solutions enables our clients to leverage the latest in AI and cloud services, supporting our ongoing growth and scalability.”

Finally, a former Hertz data center in Oklahoma and a former Truist data center in North Carolina are up for sale. Elsewhere, Canadian telco Rogers Communications is planning to put some or all of its data centers on the market in an effort to erase a billion dollars of post-merger debt.


In Asia-Pacific data center developments this weeks, SK Hynix announced a $14.6 billion investment to build a new memory chip complex in Cheongju, South Korea. The Korean chipmaker plans to break ground at the end of April and complete construction by November 2025.

In Malaysia, Axis Real Estate Investment Trust sold a former steel complex in Johor to an unnamed data center operator.

“Given the favorable price of this asset sale and leveraging on the best and highest use of the property as a data centre development, this is an opportune time to dispose of the property, and to redeploy the capital towards potential yield-accretive properties,” said the company.


In Dublin, Vantage Data Centers announced Wednesday its entry into the Irish data center market. Dubbed DUB1, the 405,000 square foot flagship campus is expected to be operational in late 2024 with 52MW of IT capacity.

Similarly, AtlasEdge, a joint venture between telco company Liberty Global and digital infrastructure fund DigitalBridge, announced on Wednesday its own plans to enter the Portuguese data center market.

So far, the company has acquired two sites in Lisbon that will deliver more than 20MW of IT load. Once operational, both sites will run on 100% renewable power with zero water waste.

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About the Author(s)

Dylan Fisher

Digital SEO Content & Copy Editor

Dylan Fisher is the Digital SEO Content & Copy Editor at ITPro Today, Data Center Knowledge, Information Week, and Network Computing. He's the author of "The Loneliest Band in France." He lives with his wife, Danielle, and their two adopted dogs, Rosie and Daisy, in Atlanta, GA.

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