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London to gain 110MW of data centre capacity in 2021

415MW of additional data centre capacity is expected go live across the so-called FLAP data centre markets in 2021, according to CBRE’s latest colocation number crunching. 

The extra capacity – 100MW more than was added in last year’s record-breaking growth — will take the Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris markets beyond 2000MW of total supply.


Cisco completes $4.5B acquisition of optical interconnect giant Acacia

Cisco has settled a legal dispute that threatened to jeopardise a planned multi-billion-dollar merger, with the company announcing its $4.5b acquisition of optical interconnect giant Acacia had at last closed.


BT pens 100% renewable energy deal with Total

The three-year deal will see electricity supplier provide BT green power from 2022 Total will supply BT Group with renewable electricity for three years from next April, the companies have announced. Total signed a contract with the UK telecom giant that will see the electricity supplier provide a mix of solar, wind and hydro energy… Read More


Research highlights looming 5G infrastructure energy efficiency challenge

“Telecom operators making meaningful energy and cost reductions are doing so by evaluating the entire ecosystems around their network operations – people, objectives, infrastructure and partners,” said Scott Armul, vice president for global DC power and outside plant at Vertiv.


Cyxtera confirms $3.4 billion SPAC merger

“Cyxtera is at an exciting inflection point, poised for significantly improved growth and profitability in an industry with powerful secular tailwinds,” said Jeff Smith, Chair of SVAC and CEO of Starboard.


Telefónica flogs four data centres to Asterion child company

Telefónica is cashing in on four more data centres, selling the facilities to same company set up by investment management firm Asterion to manage its 2019 fire-sale.

The European telecommunications giant will fetch around €100 million for the four data centres, writes El Economista, which first broke the news.


UK’s IXcellerate starts work on new $500m Moscow data centre campus

The UK data centre operator said in a press release that the data centre is set for commissioning in the second half of this year, with  IXcellerate CEO Guy Willner telling DCD the facility will start with 4MW of capacity in Q3 before 8MW of additional load is added in Q4 or early 2022.


Scientists fabricate smallest ever processor through graphene “crinkling”

Physicists claim to have made the smallest microchips ever which could help servers and smartphones run thousands of times faster.

Researchers from the University of Sussex crinkled a strip of graphene and used other 2D-materials, in a process similar to nano-origami.


Wellcome Sanger Institute selects EfficiencyIT for new data centre upgrade

UK data centre consultancy EfficiencyIT has secured a new contract with the Wellcome Sanger Institute to deploy over 300 custom Schneider Electric PDU metering systems at its 4MW data centre near Cambridge.


Oracle spins up Israel cloud region in underground data centre

Oracle has continued its huge cloud infrastructure investment drive with the launch of a new cloud region in Israel, becoming the first of the leading cloud providers to do so. 

The launch of Israel East in Jerusalem was announced an at event attended by Oracle Israel country leader Uzi Navon, Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon, and Bynet CEO Alon Ben Zur this week.


These are the world’s top 10 data centre markets

Cushman & Wakefield’s Data Center Advisory Group has updated its index of the world’s top 10 most attractive data centre markets, in which Sydney has ousted Silicon Valley at number three and ended US control of the top three positions.


Colt DCS flicks the green switch on UK and European operations

“We want to be leaders in changing the way the industry thinks about becoming more sustainable, and it’s something that is becoming increasingly important to people making informed decisions about what organisations they want to build and progress their careers with,” Balloch added.