Specialist data centre news for Europe, the Middle East & Africa
Why SD-WAN is crucial for digital transformation
Having a modern, reliable network is crucial for digital transformation to realise the benefits associated with moving application workloads into the cloud, Vertel says.
Telia Carrier selects Ciena to boost European capacity
“The new O-OLS from Ciena provides great flexibility and scalability, enabling us to strengthen our European network within our core transport infrastructure."
CenturyLink, PLDT, Colt amongst MEF 2019 Award winners
“MEF is pleased to congratulate this year’s award winners for their outstanding work in driving industry transformation,” comments MEF president Nan Chen.
Lenovo, Intel & Harvard build liquid-cooled supercomputer
Lenovo, Intel, and Harvard University are the driving forces behind an effort to create Harvard’s first liquid-cooled supercomputer, nicknamed Cannon.
Google Cloud acquires CloudSimple
Google Cloud has made another strategic move within the cloud sector after acquiring CloudSimple, a provider of secure, high-performance, dedicated environments that help run VMware workloads in the cloud.
Fujitsu to ship PRIMEHPC supercomputers in March 2020
The Fujitsu PRIMEHPC FX1000 and PRIMEHPC FX700 models both utilize technology of the Fugaku supercomputer, which was jointly developed by Fujitsu and RIKEN.
DigiPlex study finds consumers want eco-labelling on digital services
This would mean that data centre operators would be held accountable for their energy use and climate impact.
Trust essential to business-driven SD-WAN deployment
Navigating the options for SD-WAN can be a bit like walking through a minefield of unknowns.
Kaspersky to store data of US and Canada customers in Switzerland
The company will also open its first Transparency Center in Latin America in Sao Paulo in January 2020.
Nokia & VMware to develop integrated cloud solutions for CSPs
The two companies will develop interoperability between VMware’s Telco Cloud, VMware vCloud NFV, and Nokia software applications.
Digital Realty's new platform revolves around 'centers of data'
Digital Realty has launched a first-of-its-kind global data center platform and an accompanying roadmap to support the platform.
Dell Technologies' Progress Made Real plan outlines social impact goals
“Unlocking the power of data will advance humanity more than any other force over the next decade," says Michael Dell.
Google Cloud sets sights on network intelligence automation
Google Cloud’s new network intelligence platform could potentially automate thousands of networking jobs and speed up cloud migrations to new levels of efficiency.
DXC Technology & VMware team up on IaC cloud platform
“By combining VMware’s hybrid cloud offerings with DXC cloud services and industry expertise, DXC Managed Multi-Cloud Services powered by VMware gives IT the ability to rapidly deploy a universal management experience across all cloud environments."
Juniper Networks advances customers' private cloud data centers
Data center monitoring continues to increase in complexity as more infrastructure abstractions, services and software are stacked up to construct cloud-native applications.
Cyxtera spins out cybersecurity business into AppGate
AppGate brings together a set of differentiated cloud- and hybrid-ready security and analytics products and services.
Dynatrace doubles cluster capacity and adds more options for enterprise
Dynatrace has doubled the capacity of a Dynatrace cluster enabling it to scale up to 50K hosts while maintaining system performance.
Scale Computing integrates retail solution with Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric has struck a deal with Scale Computing to deliver the Scale Computing HC3 Edge for retail solution in Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Micro Data Centers.
Unpopular opinion: The software monolith is wrongly maligned
We’re led to believe microservices are modern and monoliths are legacy - but it’s not that easy, writes Segment’s Alexandra Noonan and Calvin-French Owen.
Microsoft & GBI sign deal to bring cloud adoption to Middle East
The agreement will enable organisations to access Microsoft Azure Cloud faster, delivering high performance, security and compliance to their business operations.
Public cloud services to drive APAC cloud computing revenue during 2018-23
"Smart cities initiatives will be one of the prime catalysts for the adoption of public cloud services."
NVIDIA smashes MLPerf benchmarks for AI
NVIDIA has achieved its fastest results yet for its AI inference workloads in data centers and the edge.
SoftwareONE completes strategic acquisition of BNW Consulting
SoftwareONE Holding AG has announced that it has acquired BNW Consulting, and states the strategic decision will enable the company to extend its SAP capabilities on public cloud hyperscalers.
Alibaba Cloud gains new security accreditations
Alibaba Cloud obtained the Level 3 assessment in TISAX for automotive and Good “x” Practice (GxP) readiness assessment for the healthcare industry.
VMware releases new IoT platform capabilities
VMware’s Pulse IoT Center is going through an evolution – one that the company says will help advance its customers’ digital transformation at the edge.
Google Cloud launches enterprise version of TensorFlow AI & ML
Google Cloud has introduced TensorFlow Enterprise for businesses that want to become more deeply involved in artificial intelligence technologies.
AWS to launch new infrastructure region in Spain
The AWS Europe (Spain) Region is expected to open late 2022 or 2023 and will consist of three Availability Zones at launch.
HPE introduces AI-driven hyperconverged infrastructure
Advancements to HPE SimpliVity deliver an AI-driven experience, modernises data protection and enhances usability.
F5 Networks extends cloud services across AWS
The two companies aim to ensure that customers are able to access the full suite of F5 Networks’ software as a service and cloud-native services to migrate, build, secure, and operate applications on AWS.
AWS leads cloud race, but Microsoft & Google grow faster
“The largest systems integrators are investing in partnerships and building business practices with all three of the top cloud providers – AWS, Microsoft and more recently Google Cloud."