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Schneider Electric and the University of Birmingham build energy efficient data centre

Students and academics at the University of Birmingham Dubai’s new campus are set to benefit from one of the UAE’s most advanced on-site data centres – a high-performance, highly energy-efficient facility reflecting the University’s sustainability aspirations.


Chinese data centre market expected to reach $36.18 billion by 2026

Currently valued at $13.01 billion, the Chinese data centre market is expected to experience remarkable growth through 2026, almost tripling to $36.18 billion. According to a recent market study, the data centre market in China and Hong Kong could register a CAGR of 19.2% over the next five years.


DXN acquires Darwin-based secure data centre for $4.6 million AU

DXN Limited, a leading provider of innovative modular data centre solutions, has entered an agreement to acquire a data centre in Darwin in the Northern Territory in Australia. Secure Data Centre (SDC) provides data centre services to local, regional and federal governments, as well as customers in telecommunications and managed services providers. 


African data centre operators plan more digital infrastructure investments

At a panel sponsored by MainOne at International Telecoms Week 2021, data center industry leaders agreed that additional investments in African infrastructure would be a priority in the upcoming months.


UK government plans to shake up national data protection regime

Recently the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) released details about the UK post-Brexit strategy for data management. The announcement outlined how the UK plans to support trade, drive international investment, prevent cyber crime, and deliver public services and critical scientific research.


How generators help data centres power through Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida, “one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to make landfall,” caused property damage, flooding, and loss of power and utilities throughout the southeastern United States. It also highlighted the need for data centres to create resilient systems with effective backup power including generators.


Portland’s Union Bank Tower to be repurposed as a data centre

The Union Bank Tower, located in downtown Portland, Oregon, has been put up for sale, and is being marketed as a prime facility for conversion to a data centre.


Schneider Electric Launches New Podcast Series

Schneider Electric Launches New Podcast Series: IT Channel Perspectives captures the voice of the partner, offering expert insight from channel leaders across Europe on how to drive business growth.


Facebook partnership offers on-the-job training

Facebook has announced Hardhat in Hand, a skilled labor building program which will provide paid training for individuals interested in data centre construction.


InterXion opens new data centre in Paris

InterXion, a Digital Realty company, has opened a new data centre in the Paris metro area. The new facility, known as Par12, is the company’s 12th Parisian data centre, located in Ferrieres-en-Brie, just 30 km east of the city.


Co Meath data centre delayed by legal complaint

The complaint states that the approval did not comply with local planning regulations, the 2000 Planning and Development Act, and the EU Directive on Environmental Impact Assessments; along with the 2015 Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act.


NVIDIA’s ARM takeover investigated by UK regulator

The Competition and Markets Authority released a statement noting that the £29bn deal could stifle innovation in a number of different industries – from self-driving cars to gaming and beyond.