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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 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.
Telcos moving ‘manically’ to replicate cloud services provider model
IDC says the telco industry is scrambling to convert entire data centres from vertically integrated stacks to software-defined infrastructure.
Profits down but revenue & CAPEX up as NEXTDC eyes the future
There may be less money to play with but the company had a very busy year with a series of new data centre launches revenues rising 31 percent.
Boom in some areas of data center infrastructure, decay in others
It would seem the steady march of innovation continues, with some technologies riding the wave and others being left in its wake.
NEXTDC data centres ‘leading the market in the southern hemisphere’
NEXTDC's Brisbane data centre has becoming the first in the southern hemisphere to be awarded a new certification from Uptime Institute.
New whitepaper determines what cooling compressor matches your data centre
Schneider Electric has released a new whitepaper that delves into the different types of cooling compressors and what their ideal usage is.
Data centres “must leverage high-density fibre management systems”
Michael Zammit says it's crucial to implement future-proof connectivity solutions now to reduce outages and avoid unnecessary costs down the road.
Dell EMC unveils latest fabric switch focusing on the ‘modern data centre’
The new Z-series fabric doubles the capacity of its predecessor and is targeted at the US$19.9 billion market.
Optimising data centre energy efficiency in a world of renewables
Eaton East Asia VP of sales says the move to renewable energy is encouraging, however change is required to combat its volatile nature.
Schneider Electric chips in for a sustainable data centre future
Very soon we will have consumed more from the planet than it can renew in the future - but Schneider Electric says it can be reversed.
New cooling regulations driving innovation for data centres
The cooling practices of data centres around the world have been placed under the microscope of regulation - Vertiv is hard at work on new innovation.
Gartner opinion: The data centre is dead
Gartner's managing VP says by 2025, 80% of enterprises will have shut down their traditional data centre, versus 10% today.
Case study: Interxion reveals the bones of its third Dublin data centre
Interxion reveals the inner workings of its Dublin facility, how it keeps it cool, and its vital partnership with Schneider Electric.
HPE introduces AI & cloud automation with latest storage portfolio update
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced new features to HPE3PAR focusing on enabling users to make better use of their data.
Construction begins on EU-funded ‘best data centre in the world’
A consortium of vendors has celebrated construction commencement of a project designed to test and validate the feasibility of new data centre tech.
AvantiGas opts for UK-based Six Degrees in multi-cloud transformation
The deal will see Six Degrees building and hosting the international company's data and IT services on a multi-cloud platform across 16 countries.
Opinion: Why data centres are migrating from the suburbs to the CBD
Data centre operators used to desire large plots on the fringes of city metros, but AU-based Charles Fortin says this ideal is beginning to change.
Report finds the on-prem data centre isn’t dying – it’s flourishing
When cloud computing stormed onto the scene there were many that believed the traditional on-premises data centre had met its match - not to be.
Kokam says days are numbered for lead acid batteries in the data centre
The battery solutions provider says the lead acid option is unwieldy, require heavy maintenance, lasts less than 5 years, and has a large footprint,
Europe’s data centres need more brains than brawn to tackle energy efficiency
Honeywell's Daniela Pandrea delves into the issues around data centre energy efficiency and asserts the solution is really quite simple.
3 influencers to the revolutionary growth in demand for colocation data centres
If we look at colocation data center growth throughout the world, Asia is unequivocally leading in demand and speed to market.
Africa’s largest data centre to get even larger with big investment
Teraco has announced its largest infrastructure project to date with the expansion of its Teraco Islando Campus (JB1) in South Africa.
McLaren CIO reveals how Dell has transformed data centre practices
McLaren were in a pickle as they had skyrocketing amounts of data being produced & a data centre that had to be set up & then packed up every weekend.
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?
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."