An engineer diagnoses an overheated computer processor at Google’s data centre in The Dalles, Oregon. Asia has seen the fastest growth in the number of large data centres that cater to the world’s tech giants. Photo: AP An engineer diagnoses an overheated computer processor at Google’s data centre in The Dalles, Oregon. Asia has seen the fastest growth in the number of large data centres that cater to the world’s tech giants. Photo: AP
An engineer diagnoses an overheated computer processor at Google’s data centre in The Dalles, Oregon. Asia has seen the fastest growth in the number of large data centres that cater to the world’s tech giants. Photo: AP
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Nicholas Spiro

Why the coronavirus pandemic will turbocharge investment in data centres

  • The turn to digital infrastructure during the Covid-19 pandemic has boosted the existing boom in investor interest in data centres
  • Given that data centres are capital-intensive and require significant technical expertise, investors could consider investing directly in the operating company itself

An engineer diagnoses an overheated computer processor at Google’s data centre in The Dalles, Oregon. Asia has seen the fastest growth in the number of large data centres that cater to the world’s tech giants. Photo: AP An engineer diagnoses an overheated computer processor at Google’s data centre in The Dalles, Oregon. Asia has seen the fastest growth in the number of large data centres that cater to the world’s tech giants. Photo: AP
An engineer diagnoses an overheated computer processor at Google’s data centre in The Dalles, Oregon. Asia has seen the fastest growth in the number of large data centres that cater to the world’s tech giants. Photo: AP
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Nicholas Spiro

Nicholas Spiro

Nicholas Spiro is a partner at Lauressa Advisory, a specialist London-based real estate and macroeconomic advisory firm. He is an expert on advanced and emerging economies and a regular commentator on financial and macro-political developments.