Specialist data centre news for Europe, the Middle East & Africa
Huawei obtains world’s first PUE test certificate for modular data center product
Huawei is supposedly committed to providing users with green, efficient and reliable data center energy solutions.
Five secrets – Workday’s 2019 winning formulas
We thoroughly investigate why business software vendor Workday believes 2019 will be their best year yet.
Exclusive: Strengths and limitations of the AWS/Cisco partnership
Iguazio CEO Yaron Haviv discusses whether the partnership really is a 'match made in heaven' and what it means for the industry.
Google Cloud CEO stepping down to welcome ex-Oracle exec
Google Cloud has grown significantly under Greene's tenure, but has involved tens of billions of dollars and little gains on AWS and Azure.
Mobile Infrastructure market sees fastest growth since 2014
The report from Dell’Oro shows that while the vendor rankings for the top three vendors remained unchanged with Huawei, Ericsson, and Nokia leading.
HPE unveils AI-driven operations for ProLiant, Synergy and Apollo servers
With global learning and predictive analytics capabilities based on real-world operational data, HPE InfoSight supposedly drives down operating costs.
Frankfurt overtakes London as largest data centre cluster
After many forecasts predicting it, a new report of Europe's top 20 data centre clusters has confirmed London has lost its crown to Frankfurt.
Enterprises to begin closing their data centres
Dan Hushon predicts next year companies will begin bidding farewell (if they haven't already) to their onsite data centres.
Exclusive: How the separation of Amazon and AWS could affect the cloud market
"Amazon Web Services is one of the rare companies that can be a market leader but remain ruthlessly innovative and agile."
Huawei unveils new cloud region in South Africa
The announcement makes it the world’s first cloud service provider that operates a local data centre to provide cloud services in Africa.
HPE extends cloud-based AI tool InfoSight to servers
HPE asserts it is a big deal as the system can drive down operating costs, plug disruptive performance gaps, and free up time to allow IT staff to innovate.
'Public cloud is not a panacea' - 91% of IT leaders want hybrid
Nutanix research suggests cloud interoperability and app mobility outrank cost and security for primary hybrid cloud benefits.
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.
Cambium enters multibillion-dollar Ethernet switching market
"Enterprise IT managers, MSPs and ISPs need affordable enterprise-grade solutions that satisfy end users."
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.
14 milestones Workday has achieved in 2018
We look into the key achievements of business software vendor Workday this year
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.
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.
Universities seeing rise in DDoS attacks
Overall, between July and September, DDoS botnets attacked targets in 82 countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
Workday customers start deployments to AWS infrastructure
Business software vendor Workday has turned it's previously announced AWS partnership into a reality.
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.
IBM targets hybrid cloud with VMware partnership
BM and VMware have announced a new partnership intended to accelerate enterprise hybrid cloud adoption.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
VMware’s bid to accelerate enterprise adoption of Kubernetes
“Kubernetes is emerging as an open framework for multi-cloud infrastructure that enables business transformation."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NTT Com establishing new data centre construction company
The new wholly owned subsidiary will completely handle data centre construction, asset management, and wholesale services.
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.
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.