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Kao Data partners with Megaport on hyperscale cloud connectivity

UK high-performance colocation operator Kao Data has inked yet another deal with a network provider to boost cloud connectivity at its state of the art campus in Harlow, UK.

This time Kao has teamed up with Network as a Service provider Megaport to bring on-demand connectivity from major hyperscale providers including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud.


Proximity adds 3 more sites to UK regional edge network

UK edge colocation provider Proximity Data Centres has made three more facilities available on its regional edge network.

The new sites in Chester, Liverpool and Coventry join existing sites in Wakefield, Nottingham and Bridgend and add a further 8 MW of IT capacity and 80,000 square feet of technical space.


TerraScale to leverage Ambri liquid metal battery technology at Reno data centre campus

US-based clean infrastructure design and development firm TerraScale has announced plans to use liquid metal battery technology from Ambri at its upcoming data centre campus in Nevada, US.

As part of the agreement, TerraScale and its data centre development partners will integrate a 250MWh Ambri energy storage system at the 3700-acre Energos Reno project.


Secure I.T completes DC migration for Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

UK data centre design and build company Secure I.T. environments has completed a data centre migration for Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT).


Hybrid 5G satellite engineering centre to launch in UK

“Adding satellites to existing terrestrial 5G infrastructure is essential to ensure a reliable and safe telecommunications network that supports such connectivity which in turn promotes a seamless and more environmentally friendly experience. Investing in space improves life on Earth.”


Internet providers slam UK Gov Gigabit pledge scale back

Scaled back plans for faster broadband speeds across the UK will come as “a blow to rural communities”, internet providers have said following Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review.

Full-fibre and gigabit-capable broadband to every home and business across the UK by 2025 was a key Conservative manifesto pledge in the 2019 general election, which brought the goal forward by eight years.


Filecoin’s decentralised cloud storage network breaks one million TB milestone

Decentralised cloud storage startup Filecoin announced its network has achieved one Exabyte of worldwide storage capacity.

Launched in 2014, Filecoin touts its platform as a more secure and cost-effective cloud storage competitor to the likes of Box, AWS and Google Cloud.


NASA fabricates network cables for supersonic flight testing tech

NASA is building novel network cables that transfer data during supersonic flight as part of a project to demonstrate the possibility of flying quietly at faster-than-sound speeds.

The space agency has developed new technology for its experimental Quiet SuperSonic Technology X-plane (QueSST), that it claimed reduces loud sonic booms typically heard below aircraft flying at supersonic speeds to a noise similar to a car closing at distance.


Satellite firm OneWeb emerges from bankruptcy with shared UK takeover deal

Failed satellite firm OneWeb has been offered a lifeline as it formally emerged from bankruptcy on Friday.

The UK has a “significant equity stake” in the company, as part of a consortium with India’s Bharti Global, after winning a bidding war in July.


Motivair launches dynamic cold plates for direct liquid cooling

Mission-critical cooling innovator Motivair has launched dynamic cold plates for direct liquid cooling that deliver thermal performance of up to 100 watts per processor. The patent-pending technology, unveiled at international high-performance computing conference SC20, allows CPUs and GPUs to operate at peak performance without the use of skived microchannels, said New York-based Motivair, which technology features in several Top500 supercomputers.


Rolls-Royce supplies new SpaceDC Indonesia campus with three MTU power systems

“We’re proud that our Series 4000 generator sets will help Space DC meet the special demands of the location and ensure the highest levels of reliability for their customers.”


Echelon Data Centres and SSE Renewables to develop shared grid infrastructure

Echelon is teaming up with renewables developer SSE Renewables on an onshore substation that will connect the Irish operator’s upcoming Arklow data centre to Ireland’s first large-scale offshore wind farm.

Subject to planning approval, SSE Renewables will develop and construct the 220kV substation on behalf of both developers for shared use by Echelon’s 100MW DUB20 facility and Arklow Bank, SSE’s planned 520MW offshore wind farm.