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World’s largest law firm chooses Pure Storage for sustainable digital infrastructure
Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, has selected the Pure Storage system for data services. With Pure Storage, Denton’s UK, Ireland, and Middle East (UKIME) region can expand into new global markets and provide clients with secure and sustainable data storage. The law firm transformed its digital infrastructure after facing significant challenges in managing and... Read More

Data centre outage cost London hospitals £1.4 million, finds NHS review
An NHS review of a data centre outage caused by the July 2022 heatwave found that the incident cost London hospitals £1.4 million. Record temperatures in July caused the cooling systems at two data centres to malfunction, leading to an interruption of digital services. The data centre that supports St. Thomas’ Hospital overheated because of... Read More

Tech Data and Schneider Electric partner on net-zero data centre solutions
Tech Data and Schneider Electric have announced an expansion to their existing partnership to improve enterprise access to net-zero data centre solutions. Tech Data will now offer enhanced edge products in addition to the existing Schneider Electric products and services already offered.  Customers of Tech Data will now have access to Schneider Electric’s Green Premium... Read More

ECL announces world’s first hydrogen-powered Data-Centre-as-a-Service
Data-Centre-as-a-Service provider, ECL, has announced the world’s first modular, off-grid, zero-emission data centre that primarily uses hydrogen power. Data centres are available in 1MW blocks that can be connected to one another to provide the required capacity, and perform with 99.9999% uptime. The final product is entirely hydrogen-powered and sustainable, so it consumes no local... Read More

14-story data centre to be part of Osaka skyline
Japanese digital infrastructure company, Optage, has announced plans to build a 14-story data centre in Osaka, Japan. This will be the company's fifth data centre. The 'Optage Sonezaki Data Center' will be located in the Kita-ku ward to meet growing demand for digital infrastructure that provides low-latency access to cloud services. Expected to open in... Read More

Blackstone explores $480M sale of stake Indian REIT to Bain
Leading global investment firm, Blackstone Group, is exploring the possibility of selling a significant portion of its 24% stake in Embassy REIT to Bain Capital. Should the transaction go through, it could be worth up to $480 million to Blackstone. Reuters reports this would mark Bain’s first entrance into the Indian REIT market and Blackstone’s fourth... Read More

Netskope launches new Dublin data centre
Netskope, a US-based cybersecurity solutions provider, has opened a new data centre in Dublin. The strategic location close to the UK and mainland Europe extends Netskope’s private cloud network, NewEdge. Data centres in Dublin are critical to businesses that provide services to tech giants like Google, Meta, and Amazon that all have European headquarters in... Read More

Global Switch billion-dollar sale talks grind to halt
As previously reported on Techerati, Global Switch was in talks for an $8 billion sale with bidders. However, people close to the matter told Bloomberg that talks have almost come to a complete stop due to tightening financing conditions and lower-than-expected bids for the British-based data centre company. Global Switch's owners in China and potential... Read More

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres IPO could raise $1 billion
Singapore-based data center operator, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC), is reportedly considering going public with an IPO that could raise more than US$1 billion. Should the deal go through, the company could be valued at over $5 billion, according to Bloomberg. The IPO could take place in the United States or in Singapore... Read More

Vantage Data Centers plans £500M investment in London market
Vantage Data Centers has announced plans for a £500 million, 48MW campus based in North Acton, London. The data centre will cover 430,000 square feet, comprised of two 24MW buildings when completed. The first of these will be launched in 2024. While Vantage Data Centers opened a corporate office in London in 2021, the North... Read More

Schneider Electric promotes Marc Garner to SVP of Secure Power Division
Schneider Electric has appointed Marc Garner, a 17-year veteran of the company, as the new Senior Vice President of its Secure Power Division in Europe. The new role will bolster the Division's vision to build sustainable data centres of the future and accelerate sustainability ambitions in the industry. Marc Garner will look to help customers... Read More

AirTrunk reveals plans for first data centre in Malaysia
AirTrunk, a Macquarie-backed hyperscale data centre specialist, has revealed plans for its first data centre in Malaysia. The new JHB1 facility will span 10.3 hectares of land in Johor Bahru and have a capacity of more than 150MW. JHB1 will include 5MW of solar panels on its roof, indirect evaporative cooling solutions, and direct-to-chip liquid... Read More