Digital Realty has unveiled plans to invest in two new data centres in Melbourne's west, ramping up its existing presence in Australia. The Victorian government estimates that the move will bring an economic benefit of around $AU365 million to the area and create 450 indirect jobs. Digital Realty is devoting $AU150 million to …
Aren't these the same local indirect jobs that didn't appear around Facebook's new data centre?
I'd love to know how they calculate this
Surely they mean that more money will be flowing offshore as this is an overseas company looking to operate at a profit.
The indirect job numbers are obviously made up - selling a person who works there a sandwich one day does not count as a newly created job.
Not saying datacentres aren't needed but quoting the governments self-serving PR nonsense is a waste of valuable bits.