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Yondr goes West in $2bn data centre building spree across the Americas

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Yondr Group has announced a $2 billion expansion plan to open up data centres across the US, Canada and Central and South America.

“This significant investment in data centre projects will add to our existing network of global data centres, and underscores the growing momentum to meet cloud and edge computing demands in the Americas,” said the firm.

As part of the strategy Yondr has appointed Éanna Murphy as its senior vice president of operations for the Americas. Murphy will lead the investment, development and management of assets across the region.

Prior to joining Yondr, Murphy was a “key member” of the Google data centre delivery and execution leadership team, “where he oversaw the build-out of some of the world's largest data centres”, said Yondr.

Dave Newitt, CEO and founder of Yondr Group, said: “Already, the US' data centre capacity alone is more than twice that of Europe. And it's continuing to grow, with a predicted 11GW of capacity in place by 2025.

“With Éanna's market leadership and Yondr's ability to build cost-effective, secure and scalable data centres fast, we're bringing greater flexibility and sustainability to our clients in the Americas.”

Yondr has delivered around 450MW of built data centre capacity across Europe since 2011.

As of January 2021, Yondr announced that all global data centres would be carbon neutral at the point of handover to its clients.

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