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OVHcloud, a leading non-hyperscale provider of data centre services, has been hard at work making repairs following the fire that destroyed a data centre in Strasbourg last month, bringing power and services back online and making plans to accommodate customers affected by the fire.
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.
Heavyweights from across the European data centre ecosystem today formalised a far-reaching sustainability agenda in a landmark moment for the much-scrutinised sector.
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.
With around 90% of companies now ‘in the cloud’, the industry has become a driving force behind global technology infrastructure and service delivery. While this has offered major benefits to the entire European economy, the market dominance of US-based hyperscale cloud providers has raised concerns among EU leaders.
Between them, AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud account for over 53% of worldwide cloud infrastructure spend, according to Canalys. European cloud hosting providers, in contrast, lag significantly behind, even in their domestic markets. As Synergy Research Groups puts it, “Behind the top two the battle is being played out between Google, IBM, other smaller global cloud providers and some major local telcos and IT service providers.”