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Nokia to deploy 4G network on the Moon

NASA has selected European communications giant Nokia to build the first-ever mobile network on the Moon as part of a wider initiative to improve technology access on the lunar surface.

Nokia Bell Labs will begin building the bespoke LTE/4G network and aims to have it deployed by late 2022. 

Minister casts doubt on 2025 gigabit broadband target

Doubts over the Government’s ambitious pledge on gigabit-capable broadband deepened on Tuesday after the minister responsible for its roll-out failed to say how confident he felt about making the 2025 target.

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. It brought the goal forward by eight years.

Vertiv and Honeywell tease micro grid power management solutions

Critical infrastructure specialist Vertiv is partnering with US-based operational technology giant Honeywell on new sustainability-focused power management solutions for data centres.

By 2020, the companies plan to launch the first product of the collaboration, a micro-grid solution for data centres to simplify the integration of alternative energy sources such as solar arrays, fuel cells and batteries.

London on track to become ‘Gigawatt’ colocation hub by 2023 – report

London is set to become one of four European regions with live colocation power of over 1,000 MW by 2023 thanks to a surge in cloud and internet service demand, a new report has claimed.

Report authors Knight Frank, a global property consultancy, and data centre market analysts DC Byte, said local and national lockdowns spurred an unprecedented upturn in demand for digital services across Europe, cementing London as a top-four colocation hub alongside Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Dublin.

Morgan Stanley fined $60 million for data centre decommissioning oversights

The US federal banking system regulator has issued Morgan Stanley with a $60 million (£46.06 million) fine not properly decommissioning two data centres in 2016.
According to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the bank failed to assess or address risks with decommissioning hardware at two Wealth Management data centres located in the US, contravening data protection regulations.

Facebook to power Singaporean ops with renewable energy from Sunseap

Facebook has signed a deal to purchase 100 MW power from solar provider Sunseap, which will be used to power the company’s operations in Singapore. This will include Facebook’s first custom-built data centre in the region.

Solar power will be generated by panels that will be placed on rooftops of 1,200 public housing blocks and 49 public buildings.

EcoDataCenter acquires two Stockholm data centres

The data centre market in Sweden is expected to reach $2.25 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 6% year-over-year Swedish data centre provider EcoDataCenter has acquired two data centre facilities in Stockholm. This brings the company’s offerings to three cities in Sweden: Falun, Piteå, and now Stockholm. With the addition of the Stockholm… Read More

GoDaddy sues Anexio Data Centers for breach of contract

GoDaddy has filed suit against Anexio data centres for breach of contract. The suit alleges that Anexio owes GoDaddy $1 million USD.

The domain registrar alleges that Anexio failed to provide pre-paid data centre services in 2019; and that Anexio also failed to reimburse GoDaddy for the outstanding amount, totaling over $1 million USD.

Nvidia readies UK’s most powerful supercomputer

Graphics chipmaker Nvidia has said it plans to build Britain’s fastest supercomputer that healthcare researchers can use to work on medical problems including Covid-19.

Nvidia, based in Santa Clara, California, said it will spend £40 million on the supercomputer, dubbed Cambridge-1, which will consist of 80 Nvidia systems and is expected to be online by the end of the year.

D-Wave says 5000-qubit quantum system is cloud-ready

A Canadian quantum computing company has launched a new cloud computing service that allows businesses to experiment with a 5000-qubit system.

D-Wave, which has been developing commercial quantum systems for over 20 years, revealed its next-generation quantum cloud computing service, Leap, is now ready for businesses to build quantum applications on.

VMware bolsters multi-cloud proposition with improved Tanzu integrations

VMware kicked off virtual VMworld 2020 with a string of new cloud services and integrations with the world’s leading public cloud providers to strengthen its multi-cloud proposition.

Improved support for the VMware Tanzu product range is now being rolled out across VMware’s AWS, Google Cloud, Oracle and Azure partnerships, partnerships VMware launched to enable vSphere customers to embrace the hybrid cloud trend.

AirTrunk plans 300MW hyperscale data centre in Japan

Hyperscale data centre developer and operator AirTrunk is entering the Japanese market with a beasty 300MW campus in Toyko to meet rising demand for cloud services.