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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.


Google’s new subsea cable delivers data speeds of 250TB per second

A new subsea cable connecting the US and Europe and capable of sending the entire digitised library of commerce three times every second is online, Google has announced.


German TV streaming provider moves servers inside wind turbine

One of Europe’s leading TV streaming providers has shifted its IT infrastructure into the bowels of a wind turbine in a pioneering project testing the concept.

Germany’s Zattoo, a platform used by over 3 million users a month, worked with wind energy innovator on WestfalenWIND on the migration, which is now live and handling millions of gigabytes of content delivery.


Astronauts complete lithium-ion battery upgrade on International Space Station

A pair of Nasa astronauts ventured out on their second spacewalk in under a week to complete a four-year effort to modernise the International Space Station’s power grid.


Eaton acquires power rival Tripp Lite for $1.65B

Data centre power giant Eaton has announced the acquisition of rival Tripp Lite for $1.65 billion.


European operators and cloud providers sign Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact

Heavyweights from across the European data centre ecosystem today formalised a far-reaching sustainability agenda in a landmark moment for the much-scrutinised sector.


Green datacenter ploughs £400m into second Zurich data campus

“With the new data center campus, Green is bolstering the geo-redundancy of its current data centers and is making Switzerland even more attractive as a data location for both local and international companies,” the company said in a press release.


Interxion’s MRS2 Marseille data centre selected as European terminus for PEACE subsea cable

A new 15,000km subsea cable system providing low latency connection from China into Europe and Africa will land at a data centre Marseille, the telco behind the route has announced.

Hong Kong’s PCCW said the upcoming PEACE cable will use Interxion’s MRS2 data centre as its gateway into Europe, locating termination and interconnection equipment on the provider’s premises instead of connecting to a dedicated landing station.


Gap between US cloud giants and European IT providers widens

The public cloud giants pocketed record revenues in 2020 as global lockdowns sent cloud consumption into overdrive. While Amazon, Microsoft and Google cashed in billions, the lower tiers of Europe’s IT service providers struggled to capitalise on an unprecedented opportunity to halt the hyperscaler march to cloud dominance, new research has revealed.


Telefonica flogs 30,000 masts to American Tower in €7.7 billion deal

Spanish telecom giant Telefonica is selling off its cell tower portfolio to American Tower in a €7.7 billion euro deal. American Tower will take ownership of the 30,700 tower sites in Spain, Germany, Brazil, Peru, Chile and Argentina held by Telefonica unit Telxius Telecom.