Data Center News Roundup: New Chips and Growth in Vietnam, Philippines

In this week’s top data center news stories, industry growth in the Philippines and Vietnam, and updates from Intel Innovation 2023.

Dylan Fisher, Digital SEO Content & Copy Editor

September 22, 2023

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Data Center News Roundup: Top Data Center News
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1. AMD’s Siena Chip

On Monday, AMD released a new chip geared toward meeting the edge computing needs of its enterprise customers. Driven by an increased need to bring computing power and storage closer to users, the new AMD EPYC 8004 series processor (code-named Siena) is built specifically for “space- and power-constrained” edge data centers.

2. Insights From Intel Innovation 2023

A day after AMD’s chip announcement, Intel kicked off its Innovation 2023 conference. At the event, Intel highlighted a collaboration with Dell on new AI servers; the launch of Intel Developer Cloud for building, deploying, and training AI models; and a new, next-generation Xeon server processor.

3. Semiconductor Growth in Vietnam

President Biden wrapped up his visit to Vietnam this week with a bilateral agreement that “seeks to expand the capacity of [Vietnam’s] semiconductor ecosystem.” As part of the agreement, the U.S. will provide Vietnam with $2 million in seed funding to address an engineering talent shortage hindering the nation’s growth as a semiconductor powerhouse.

4. Data Center Growth in the Philippines

Globe Telecom is moving forward with plans for a 124-megawatt data center facility in Quezon City, Philippines, to be operational by 2025. Not only will this be Globe’s biggest data center to date as it moves further into the data center space, but the move also positions the Philippines as a potential alternative to Singapore and Hong Kong for hyperscalers seeking connectivity and capacity options in the APAC region.

5. Amazon Ohio Data Center Moves Forward

The New Albany City Council has approved AWS’ $3.5 billion data center campus, further expanding Amazon’s presence in the Ohio region. With a planned completion by 2030, the new data centers will support computer services, networking equipment, and AWS technology. As one of the state's largest private-sector corporate investments, AWS' expansion in Ohio underscores the company’s pivotal role in the Silicon Heartland’s continued growth.

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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