Specialist data centre news for Europe, the Middle East & Africa
Intel and Alibaba Cloud look to the edge with new partnership
The two companies have released an aptly named 'Joint Edge Computing Platform' in the hopes to encourage the concept among enterprises.
Opinion: 5G needs IT and telco to converge in distributed cloud data centers
Steven Carlini says the worlds of IT and telco have been on a collision course and 5G NR may be the “coup de gras” of telco independence.
Study finds “huge variations” in Europe data centre prices
Data centre rack space rates among the more expensive nations are more than triple those at the other end of the scale.
Internet of Things
Whitepaper: How to explain why IT security needs more budget
Do you want to convince your higher-ups that IT and security need more budget?
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."
Whitepaper: How to make sure your security architecture keeps up with surging network speeds
The annual cost of cybercrime is expected to exceed US$6t by 2021 with a large contributor being the sheer amount of data that requires processing.
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?
Alibaba Cloud and VMware team up to offer hybrid cloud solutions
Hybrid cloud deployments are certainly the flavour of the times at the moment and it’s an area these two companies are investing in.
EMEA’s external storage market humming along with double-digit growth
The external storage systems market in the region is in good stead, with some sectors doing better than others.
Datacentres Ireland shedding light on the nation’s €5.7b industry
Participants of the event will be able to meet the professionals powering Ireland’s data centre industry with invaluable opportunities for networking.
Facebook seals 20 year deal to supply Singapore data centre with solar power
After recently announcing its plans for the largest data centre Singapore has ever seen, Facebook has revealed its first renewable energy partner in Asia.
Orange reveals goal to become global player in multi-cloud services
Fresh off its acquisition of Basefarm, the France-based integrated comms provider is looking to make waves around the world in multi-cloud services.
Equinix: Interconnection between businesses to grow 10x the internet
There are a number of reasons for the meteoric growth of private connectivity between businesses, all of which Equinix has highlighted in its latest study.
Survey finds Nordic data centre market full of promise – and naivety
DigiPlex has released the results of its IDC survey that found despite huge progress in data centre operations, ignorance still exists.
Interxion rolling out the big bucks to keep up with demand
The company has increased its 2018 CAPEX guide range to €425m-€450m to cater for several data centre expansions.
Expert says data centres are investments with almost guaranteed profits
Data centres offer long-term contracts and recurring revenues like conventional property, but they come with the added bonus of rapid growth prospects.
Opinion: Market collaboration is imperative in the hyperscale data center era
Schneider Electric's Frank Nash discusses the history of the data center and what needs to happen for the next step.
90% of organisations to demand IaaS & PaaS from same provider
Public cloud revenue is expected to continue its surging growth in 2019, driven by the IaaS and PaaS sectors.
Frankfurt to pinch London’s crown as Europe’s data centre king
The future is certainly looking rosy for the data centre market in not just the common cities like London and Frankfurt, but the whole of Europe.
Digital Realty lures in two new senior exec job appointments
In another game of tech company musical chairs, Digital Realty has poached execs from Microsoft and Blue Shield to fill in its CIO and CISO roles.
Teraco: Digital transformation will be defined by the race to the edge
Edge computing is undoubtedly one of the buzzwords of choice within data centre circles at the moment – up there with AI, IoT, and gender imbalances.
Data centre switch market grows as VoLTE dips - Dell’Oro
Two new reports from Dell’Oro show growth in the data centre switch market, while the voice over LTE market had a temporary setback.
Our new look: A user experience revolution and a stronger content focus
We’re excited about how this new look reflects what we believe in delivering.
Data centre infrastructure revenue at all-time high – hybrid cloud the driver
Dell EMC, Microsoft, HPE, and Cisco (among others) are all profiting from a burgeoning market that has no signs of slowing.
Charles Meyers takes the reigns at Equinix – effective immediately
Having spent eight years with Equinix, Meyers will now take over as CEO of the company.
Exclusive: Marseille is THE interconnection market to target says Interxion MD
Marseille is Europe's fastest growing interconnection hub, driven by its location as the gateway between Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.
Colt DCS expanding London data centre & almost doubling power supply
The company says the investment is simply to meet unrelenting demand, with the bulk of the expanded halls already claimed.
Azure outage postmortem: Microsoft reveals what happened and why
Headlines around the world have been shouting about Azure's outage - here's MIcrosoft's postmortem on the matter.
Google continues renewable rampage with new wind farm investment
Google's goal with this Finland investment is to buy enough renewable energy to match the power consumed across its global operations.
Dell domination – Global enterprise storage revenue surges 21.3%
Rampant growth continues throughout the global enterprise storage market with Dell ahead of competitors HPE, NetApp, and IBM.
Enterprise WLAN market still on the rise in Q2 2018
The combined consumer and enterprise WLAN market segments rose 1.9% year over year in the second quarter of 2018.
Solving the storage dilemma: Is open source the key?
"Unstructured data now makes up a large majority of business data and that presents a new set of challenges."
Huawei aims to reinvent intelligent network maintenance
By applying intelligent technologies and risk management capability, the service will be able to measure network health and predict network risks.
US public cloud startup moves into Interxion’s Amsterdam data centre
The company is looking to utilise Interxion’s facilities in Amsterdam to better serve its European customer base.
Facebook to launch first data center in Asia – a S$1.4b colossus
The new data center will be located in Singapore and will be more than three times bigger than the nation's current largest facility.