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UPS failure behind Equinix LD8 data centre outage

A UPS failure was behind the data centre outage at Equinix’s IBX LD8 data centre on Tuesday that caused network issues for a raft of customers.

The former Telecity facility is home to the London Internet Exchange (LINX), one of the world’s largest Internet Exchanges with over 700 members including ISPs such as BT and Virgin Media.

Issues at the London data centre were first reported around 4am Tuesday morning and impacted companies including Giganet, Epsilon, SiPalto, EX Networks, Fast2Host, ICUK.net, and Evoke Telecom apologised to impacted customers throughout the day on social media.


Equinix reveals infrastructure demand surge from Zoom and Tiktok

Equinix, the world’s largest data centre provider, has said the Covid-19 pandemic will not majorly impact its bottom line, if at all, as it posted strong Q1 results last week.

The company secured $1.445 bn of revenue in Q1, a two percent rise on Q2 and a six percent growth year on year.


Report: CyrusOne mulls sale after bidder approach

CyrusOne is considering a sale after the colocation company was approached by a group of bidders, including KKR & Co., Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and I Squared Capital. 

The group has not yet made a bid but has alerted CyrusOne that it is in the preliminary stages of proposing one. A source familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that there are other bidders interested in CyrusOne and that the Dallas-based company has not yet made a decision on a potential takeover.


Equinix expands AWS interconnection

Equinix is making AWS connections faster and more accessible for organisations embracing hybrid IT Equinix has announced it is expanding the company’s partnership with AWS with the launch of a new AWS Direct Connect Service Delivery program. Equinix has supported both dedicated and hosted connections to AWS services for some time, but the new delivery… Read More


Equinix and Singapore’s GIC target hyperscalers with $1bn venture

The colocation giant is ramping up hyperscale business model Colocation company Equinix has entered into a $1bn (£0.79bn) joint venture to develop and operate data centres in Europe exclusively for hyperscale customers. The company has obtained the funding from a joint venture with GIC, the sovereign fund of Singapore. The fund will own an 80… Read More