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Kao Data HPC data centre campus hooks up to Vorboss specialist low-latency network

UK-based HPC colocation developer and operator Kao Data has partnered with Vorboss to become a Point-of-Presence (POP) for its high-capacity network. Clients at Kao Data’s Harlow campus can now tap into Vorboss’ network and benefit from direct links from London’s financial hubs to the UK Innovation Corridor and into all major European metropolitan cities.


Crédit Agricole selects Asperitas for immersion liquid cooling

Dutch liquid cooling company Asperitas has struck a deal with Crédit Agricole to supply immersion liquid cooling technology across its data centre portolio.

In a 2018 pilot Asperitas liquid cooling was installed at the Crédit Agricole Greenfield data centre, the bank’s largest, where it managed more than 40 percent of the bank’s workloads.


Colt DCS launches 27MW hyperscale data centre in Japan

UK-based data centre operator Colt DCS has launched a third hyperscale data centre at its Inzai campus in Japan, 30 kilometres outside of Toyko, to meet increased cloud demand in the Japanese market.


Volta announces £2m expansion of Central London data centre

“With increased demand among existing customers and responding to the external factors that are increasing the demands for offsite power, cooling and space, we’re delighted to be expanding our central London data centre.”


Streamcast ordered to pay Malta state utility €400,000 over botched €75m data centre project

An Indian streaming business that partnered with Enemalta to build an underground data centre has been ordered to pay the state utility over €400,000 in contractual dues.

In 2017, Streamcast Technologies announced it would invest €75 million transforming an Ememalta power station in the town of Marsa into a Tier IV facility.


Lincoln Rackhouse and Sprott Korea buy Surrey data centre

“To think this transaction was able to be successfully completed during these challenging times is not only personally inspiring, but it’s also a testament to the professionalism and dedication of all involved – our Lincoln and Sprott Korea teams, our attorneys, facility partners and our seller.”


Timico’s Newark data centre installs lithium-ion battery storage system

Energy storage company EOS has the completed the funding, installation and commissioning of a lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), behind the meter, at IT service provider Timico’s data centre in Newark, UK.


Odata unveils plans for Mexico’s ‘largest data centre’

The company, which was founded in 2015 and is majority-owned by Brazilian private equity firm Patria Investments, has plans to develop over 100 MW in the Latin America region.


Equinix says financial impact of pandemic lower than anticipated

Equinix said the financial impact of Covid-19 on its business will be lower than originally predicted after the data centre provider posted better than expected Q3 earnings.


Microsoft to build Azure data centre region in Taiwan

Microsoft is opening an Azure region in Taiwan and centralising Asian cloud operations on the island nation amid rising geopolitical tensions between US and China.

The cloud region will offer availability zones with independent power, network, and cooling mechanisms for accident resilience. The nation, which though democratically-ruled is considered by China as part of its territory, will now serve as a regional development hub for Microsoft researchers to build new cloud and edge computing solutions for 5G, AI, and IoT.


AMD snaps up fellow chipmaker Xilinx for £26.8bn

AMD is buying Xilinx for 35 billion dollars (£26.8 billion) in an all-stock deal that will combine the two Silicon Valley chip makers.

The deal puts AMD in a place it wants to be – competing more fiercely with Intel.


Oracle rolls out two more UK cloud regions

Oracle is expanding its Government Cloud for UK public sector organisations with the launch of an interconnected dual-region in London and Wales.

The database-giant-come-cloud-provider launched the dedicated Government Cloud Region in 2017 to help public sector organisations move sensitive to the cloud in accordance with National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) cloud security guidelines.