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Amazon in talks to convert Enel plants into data centres

Friday 2 December 2016 | 10:10 CET | News
Amazon is negotiating the possibility of converting old power stations owned by utility giant Enel into data centres for its Amazon Web Services (AWS) unit, according to unnamed sources cited by Reuters. The company intends to spend up to EUR 1 billion to convert the plants in northern and central Italy, said one source, adding that the investment was in line with other data hub deals it had secured in Europe. An Enel spokeswoman subsequently confirmed there had been contacts with the retailer, which recently committed to opening at least three French data centres in the Paris region in 2017.

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