Specialist data centre news for Europe, the Middle East & Africa
52mil users affected by Google+’s second data breach
Google+ APIs will be shut down within the next 90 days, and the consumer platform will be disabled in April 2019 instead of August 2019 as originally planned.
Ramping up security with next-gen firewalls
The classic firewall lacked the ability to distinguish between different kinds of web traffic.
Platform9 aims to allow enterprises to run Kubernetes instantly
Snapfish, HPE, and Juniper use Platform9’s hybrid cloud solution to deliver a modern cloud infrastructure-as-a-service experience.
DigiPlex’s data centre heat reuse system wins award
Its solution to reuse heat to warm thousands of local homes took out the accolade at the recent 2018 Energy Awards.
STT GDC to build hyperscale data centre in Singapore
ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) today unveiled ambitious plans for expansion with its largest data centre in Singapore to date.
Golden opportunities for enterprise e-waste reduction
E-waste is a hot topic in tech circles, and Park Place's EMEA MD believes there could be huge opportunities if data centres and enterprises improve their practices.
How Schneider Electric aims to simplify IT management
With IT Expert, Schneider Electric aims to ensure secure, vendor agnostic, wherever-you-go monitoring and visibility of all IoT-enabled physical infrastructure assets.
Pitfalls to avoid when configuring cloud firewalls
Flexibility and granularity of security controls is good but can still represent a risk for new cloud adopters that don’t recognise some of the configuration pitfalls.
Cisco dominates record-high Ethernet switch & router markets
While the market is flourishing, it’s tough-going as Cisco has increased its majority share of the pie.
Why total visibility is the key to zero trust
Over time, the basic zero trust model has evolved and matured into what Forrester calls the Zero Trust eXtended (ZTX) Ecosystem.
Gartner names Proofpoint Leader in enterprise information archiving
The report provides a detailed overview of the enterprise information archiving market and evaluates vendors based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.
QNAP introduces new 10GbE and Thunderbolt 3 NAS series
The new series is supposedly an all-in-one NAS solution for file storage, backup, sharing, synchronisation and centralised management.
Tensions on the rise after Huawei CFO arrest
“Recently our corporate CFO, Meng Wanzhou, was provisionally detained by the Canadian authorities on behalf of the United States of America."
CyrusOne investing in new Amsterdam data centre
CyrusOne is continuing its rapid and relentless investment into Europe, with news emerging of a new facility in the Netherlands.
Whitepaper: How to protect your business from insider threats
Critical data has moved to the cloud and employees are able to access it from any network, wherever they are in the world.
Gartner: Infrastructure services moving beyond the edge
First it was about data moving to the edge, now Gartner says it's taking one step further.
Hyperscalers hurling colossal capital at data centres
The old proverb ‘you have to spend money to make money’ could never be truer than in the hyperscale data centre industry.
What Brexit? Equinix invests £90m in new London data centre
The company is confident Brexit will have no impact on the data centre market in London, with its total investment in the London metro area exceeding £930m.
DataCentres Ireland 2018 heralded as a great success
“The success of this year’s DataCentres Ireland can be judged by the number of companies who have already booked their place at the 2019 event."
Phishing: It's all too easy on mobile devices
A single errant tap moves an attacker closer to your data.
AWS announces two new Marketplace features
Now customers and marketplace sellers have the ability to use a private marketplace, as well as a dedicated marketplace for containers.
Gartner’s ten 2019 trends for infrastructure and operations
As IT infrastructure and operations take an continually growing role in the IT ecosystem, Gartner highlights what to prepare for in the year ahead.
Opinion: Data centre operations must become more standardised
Schneider Electric's Anthony DeSpirito says with data centres being crucial to business profit and loss, CIOs must now be a partner in all strategic decisions.
AWS provides a shot in the Arm with new servers
While it can’t claim to be the first one to deploy them, it does win the race of the cloud giants in offering the architecture as a cloud service.
EkkoSense: 5 steps to maximising data centre performance
The company has shared what it believes are the five data centre optimisation trends that will maximise data centre performance in 2019.
Opinion: Interconnectivity must scale in line with bandwidth demand
Clive Hogg talks about data centre interconnectivity and what needs to take place to cater for the relentless demand for bandwidth.
AWS tops all four global markets, APAC a unique case
The order of proceedings remains relatively the same in three of the four major regions for public cloud services providers, but the APAC market is bolstered by the prominence of China.
AWS makes building and securing data lakes easier
AWS Control Tower, AWS Security Hub, and AWS Lake Formation help with provisioning and governance, monitoring security and compliance, and building and managing data lakes.
Opinion: Europe leading the way in OCP adoption
Schneider's Robert Bunger discusses his key takings from the Open Compute Summit and how Europe is leading the US.
A new data centre for Frankfurt as Skillsoft puts down roots
The company is hoping to boost its cloud operations in the region while satiating the GDPR demands.
Equinix investing in new green Helsinki data centre
Less than a fortnight after announcing the build of a new flagship data centre in London, Equinix has revealed it’s building another facility in Helsinki, Finland.
Gemalto building EU data centres to satiate GDPR
The company is looking to put its shoes in line for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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?
Datacentres Ireland gets the ball rolling in Dublin
Ireland’s largest dedicated gathering of suppliers for data centres today opened in Dublin and is set to span two days.
Digital transformation in Europe a €333b business
IDC has shared its forecast for digital transformation spending in Europe, which looks to be a very profitable industry.
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."
The potential of secure data storage and analytics
According to a recent study, the data industry still has a lot of untapped potential.
HPE exec discusses how AI is transforming storage
Brett Lobwein says as IT infrastructures become increasingly complex (and the cost of downtime skyrockets) the only option is AI.
HPE unveils composable hybrid cloud platform
“With our new open hybrid cloud platform, enterprises of all sizes can now manage, provision and deliver workloads and apps instantly and continuously to accelerate innovation.”
Why the future of IT infrastructure is always on and always available
As more organisations embrace digital business, infrastructure and operations leaders will need to evolve their strategies and skills to keep up.
Dell.com customers urged to change passwords after breach
Dell is asking all of its Dell.com customers to change their passwords after it detected ‘unauthorised activity’ on its network earlier this month.
Google’s new €600m Denmark data centre: The facts
The relentless march of the hyperscalers continues with today’s announcement that Google is committing a whopping €600 million to a new data centre in Denmark.
More pie for me: Alibaba Cloud’s aggressive EMEA expansion
After elbowing its way into the EMEA market last month, the Chinese cloud provider has now unveiled the full extent of its product portfolio for the region.
Vertiv’s 5 most noteworthy data centre trends for 2019
Vertiv has placed particular emphasis on edge computing being the ‘epicentre’ of innovation in the data centre space.
Digital Realty appoints new CIO and APAC MD
The company is continuing its global expansion with two new high-level appointments.
University of Birmingham deploys UK’s largest IBM POWER9 AI cluster
After originally deploying just two servers, the University realised it needed more horsepower and added another nine.
Vertiv launches IT testing lab in Poland data centre
This facility is the first of its kind in the Central and Eastern Europe region (CEE) and will enable clients to test environments to improve energy efficiency.
HPE announces financial results for the fourth quarter of 2018
“As we close my first fiscal year as CEO, I am incredibly proud of where we stand in the marketplace."
AWS simplifies data collection from IoT & edge devices
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced four new services that will simplify the collection of data from internet of things (IoT) applications and edge devices.
Is the on-premises data centre really going to ‘die’?
Gartner certainly thinks so, as it expects the sheer majority of enterprises to have binned their on-premises facility by 2025.
Green Mountain expands hydro-powered Norway data centre
Despite its cool climate – or rather because of it – the Nordics are hot real estate for data centres at the moment.
Colt DCS investing in 100MW data centre in Mumbai
The company says the new hyperscale facility will make it the first mainstream western data centre operator to enter the Indian market.
AWS RoboMaker supports future of robotics development
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is venturing deeper in the world of robotics services for developers with the launch of AWS RoboMaker.
HPE to supply tech to Formula E racing team
“At HPE, we believe the future belongs to the fast, and we’re focused on accelerating what’s next for enterprises, including in the world of auto racing."
Report: How IT Is responding to digital disruption and innovation
Today “every company is in the software business" to get a competitive edge, and this survey reveals how app dev is affecting IT teams.
Park Place opening EMEA ops centre in Cork, jobs up for grabs
The world’s largest post-warranty data centre maintenance organisation has announced that it will be opening its new EMEA Operations Centre in Cork, Ireland.