Specialist data centre news for Europe, the Middle East & Africa
Altaro introduces WAN-optimised replication for VMs
"WAN-optimised replication allows businesses to continue working in the case of damage to on-premise servers."
DDN part of data mining mission on Mars
DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced that it will be playing a role in one of NASA’s most critical missions.
Opinion: Data centre management can learn from the Navy
While a nuclear submarine may seem like a completely different beast from a data centre, the similarities in how they should be managed are striking and many.
14 milestones Workday has achieved in 2018
We look into the key achievements of business software vendor Workday this year
HPE building new supercomputer with €38m price tag
It will be installed at the High Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart and will be the world's fastest for industrial production.
Study claims Denmark has been misled by hyperscale data centres
Despite repeated assurances from Danish ministers, almost none of the new hyperscale data centres are reusing their waste heat.
Workday – who are they and what do they do?
We quickly summarise everything you need to know about the up and coming business software leader.
Workday customers start deployments to AWS infrastructure
Business software vendor Workday has turned it's previously announced AWS partnership into a reality.
Cisco expands security capabilities of SD-WAN portfolio
Until now, SD-WAN solutions have forced IT to choose between application experience or security.
HPE launches new Datacenter Care capabilities
The company asserts the new capabilities will be delivered by HPE PointNext and will help businesses simplify complex IT environments.
Digital transformation an almost $2 trillion industry by 2022
"The unprecedented speed at which technologies are coming to market supporting DX strategies can only be described as frantic."
Eccellente! AWS building new data centres in Italy
The new infrastructure region is expected to be complete in early 2020 to enable customers to run workloads and store data in Italy with even lower latency.
Interview: VR’s imminent impact on the data centre
Interxion's Bryan Hill shares his insights on the impact VR will have on the data centre industry, whether we have the necessary infrastructure, and the potential risks.
Digital Realty claims sustainability award at REITworld 2018
The company took home the National Association of Real Estate Investments Trust (Nareit) data centre ‘Leader in the Light’ award for the second consecutive year.
Nadella confident future data centres will be underwater
In June this year Microsoft stretched the boundaries of data centres by dumping one in the sea and Nadella says there will be many more.
DigiPlex claims most recognised data centre brand in the Nordics
Results from an IDG survey put DigiPlex at the top with the analysts labelling it an 'unusually speedy repositioning journey'.
Schneider reveals Uptime Institute-ready pre-fab data centres
“Prefabricated and Modular data centres are on a growth trajectory as organizations strive to bring business services closer to their constituents."
HPE opens up ‘cloud above the clouds’ for space travel
HPE today announced it is launching high performance computing capabilities to astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) following a successful 12 month experiment.
Why cloud-based computing is here to stay
"Rather like a landlord, a colocation centre typically provides the space, power, cooling and physical security for a company’s IT Infrastructure."
Fujitsu providing servers for data centre inside a wind turbine
"There is plenty of space inside many wind turbine towers for IT and infrastructure equipment, enabling the low-emissions distributed data centres of the future."
Survey: App dev is surging, but how are businesses doing it?
Today “every company is in the software business" to get a competitive edge, and this survey reveals how app dev is affecting IT teams.
Heat waste of Microsoft’s submarine data centre not acceptable
An expert has shared his findings into Microsoft's underwater data centre project, saying the waste heat is unacceptable for climate change.
CyrusOne to develop hyperscale campus in Netherlands
The company has entered a strategic partnership with the goal to develop the largest master planned data centre campus in Europe for its hyperscale customers.
Whitepaper: Why it’s critical to detect cyber attacks as they happen
"Many organisations are struggling to keep pace with the speed in which hackers are attacking their systems."
Colt DCS expanding flagship Paris data centre
The company will be adding an additional 6.9 MW of capacity to the facility in a move that it says is a direct response to demand from existing customers.
Organisations lack holistic approach to data protection
It is paramount for organisations to have a clear understanding of what data protection is and close the gaps in their protection strategies.
Opinion: Dispelling the myths of public cloud
Paul Blore discusses some of the primary considerations when it comes to the question of public vs. private cloud.
Huawei’s AI chip for edge computing takes top honours at WIC
The World Internet Conference saw Huawei's powerful Ascend 310 chip come out on top.
Intel who? AWS opts with AMD chips for cost-savings
AMD shares surged about four percent after the announcement that Amazon Web Services (AWS) would be employing its services.
The six golden keys to successful identity assurance
When someone tries to access your internal systems, how can you be sure a user is who they claim to be?
Cambium enters multibillion-dollar Ethernet switching market
"Enterprise IT managers, MSPs and ISPs need affordable enterprise-grade solutions that satisfy end users."
IBM VP: How are CIOs mastering a multi-cloud world?
IBM's Jim Freeman discusses how CIOs are making the most of multi-cloud as a new generation of cloud tools emerge.
Universities seeing rise in DDoS attacks
Overall, between July and September, DDoS botnets attacked targets in 82 countries.
NTT Com establishing new data centre construction company
The new wholly owned subsidiary will completely handle data centre construction, asset management, and wholesale services.
Cohesity grows revenue in EMEA 365 percent
It appears Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) is ripe for the picking as Cohesity has announced significant growth in the area.
Businesses unprepared for Windows 10 migration – survey
Respondents cited IT security and fears of being exposed to a cyber security vulnerability as two areas of concern.
The potential of secure data storage and analytics
According to a recent study, the data industry still has a lot of untapped potential.
Cisco and AWS collaborate for hybrid cloud platform
News has emerged of more data centre giants forging public cloud partnerships.
Hitachi Vantara bolsters analytics with REAN Cloud acquisition
After revealing its intent in July this year, Hitachi Vantara has announced the completion of its acquisition of REAN Cloud.
Analysts say AWS dominance forced IBM’s Red Hat acquisition
The largest software acquisition in history "shows how even the biggest beasts in tech are having to adapt to the Cloud computing world."
EMEA data centre spending to flatline until Brexit’s sorted
“2018 is not a good year for IT spending in EMEA,” says Gartner research vice president John Lovelock.
EcoDataCenter acquired, aims to consolidate Nordic market
The company hopes to create a distinct environmental profile for major international players and use its new financial muscle to acquire existing data centres.
VMware Cloud on AWS steps on the gas for global expansion
VMware Cloud on AWS has accelerated its global expansion - instead of one new AWS site per quarter, they're launching three new regions this month.
DataCentres Ireland 2018 just around the corner
Ireland’s largest dedicated data centre exhibition is taking place later this month with a two-day event promising to delve into the country's flourishing data centre industry.
VMware achieves carbon neutrality two years early
“As an innovative company with sustainability at our core, we are thrilled to announce our achievement of carbon neutrality two years ahead of our 2020 goal."
Retail transformation fuelling data centre boom
A new Vertiv report has forecast data centres and public cloud adoption to skyrocket in the coming years throughout the retail industry.
VMware’s bid to accelerate enterprise adoption of Kubernetes
“Kubernetes is emerging as an open framework for multi-cloud infrastructure that enables business transformation."
Opinion: Edge computing will turn the cloud upside down
Rittal's Clive Partridge discusses the merits of edge computing and why it won't kill the cloud, but it will certainly change it.
Tensions between China and US causing cloud war
Ongoing trade tensions between China and the US are having a significant impact on the cloud service providers market.
Exclusive: CyrusOne’s Europe data centre strategy laid bare
The US-based company has recently initiated an aggressive expansion into Europe, and in this exclusive interview Europe MD Matt Pullen reveals the plans.
Three effective strategies for protecting your backups from ransomware
Three key things you should be doing with your data protection strategy to make sure your backups are there when you need them most.
90% of enterprises to adopt multi/hybrid cloud by 2024
IDC has compiled its top ten global IT predictions for the coming years during the 'second chapter' of digital transformation.
IBM targets hybrid cloud with VMware partnership
BM and VMware have announced a new partnership intended to accelerate enterprise hybrid cloud adoption.
IBM to spend $34b to acquire Red Hat
IBM and Red Hat will remain committed to the continued freedom of open source.
Interxion launching new data centres in Frankfurt & Marseille
Relentless demand has given rise to further investment from Interxion, with the total price tag for the new facilities coming in at €315m.