Tesla announced that it will build “the first of its kind” data center, the company is recruiting relevant personnel for it, and acquire some existing data centers.
Data centers are a huge market, with a size of more than $250 billion. Many of the world’s largest companies, though known for other products, have dabbled in this space, such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google GCP, and Meta. now Tesla is getting into the data center business as well.
Last week, Tesla posted a position for a “Senior Engineering Project Manager, Data Center,” in which it says it will build “first-of-its-kind data centers:” “This role will be responsible for the end-to-end design of Tesla’s first-of-its-kind data centers,” says the description. of its kind”: “This role will be responsible for the end-to-end design and engineering of Tesla’s first-of-its-kind data center and will be a key member of the factory engineering team.”
Interestingly, this new initiative comes after Tesla took over some of Twitter’s data centers. When Elon Musk took over Twitter, the company stopped paying a lot of its bills, including for some of its data centers. Late last year, Twitter stopped using its data center in Sacramento. When discussing Twitter’s data center problems, Elon Musk said that Sacramento was “probably the worst place to build a data center,” especially for features like Twitter Spaces, and he specifically complained about the heat there. However, just a few months ago The Information reported that Tesla took over an old data center that had been leased to Twitter by NTT Data. The report also mentioned that Tesla was in talks with Prime Data Centers to use another Sacramento data center once used by Twitter.
It is noted that recently there are media reports that Tesla was banned from Hunan Yueyang Sanhuo Airport because Tesla has a Sentinel Mode and there is a risk of leakage. Tesla responded that at present, these data of Tesla vehicles are only stored offline in the car USB device, and neither the owner nor Tesla can remotely view them online. Tesla also confirmed in the response that Tesla has established a data center in China to localize data storage. All data generated by vehicles sold in the mainland China market will be stored in China.