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OVH data centres go down, hours of downtime ensue

Customers of the world’s third largest hosting firm, OVH, have suffered hours of downtime after the French firm struggled with a power outage at one data centre and a software issue at another. The company started having issues at around 7 am British time, with complaints being filed to outage tracking website downdetector at that… Read More

French startup iAdvize receives $38 million in funding

French e-commerce startup iAdvize has raised $38 million (approx. £29 million) in a series C funding round, with investment from Bpifrance and Quadrille Capital, bringing total funding to $56 million. The Nantes based firm specialises in conversational marketing, describing itself as the European leader in the technology, which enables business to engage with customers through… Read More

Huawei completes overhaul of Ikoula data centres

Huawei Data Center Network Solutions has completed an overhaul of French cloud hosting provider Ikoula’s six international data centers, enabling customers to deploy virtual machines in under a minute, while improving network efficiency and reducing congestion. Ikoula was founded in 1998, and evolved from a company that provided equipment room and rack leasing services to… Read More

WiFi probes could reveal the true state of public transport

Researchers have developed a method by which the constant noise of WiFi attempting to connect to devices could provide an accurate picture of how well public transport systems are performing, despite such systems generally operating closed and proprietary monitoring systems, with only select information dispensed beyond the confines of the company. The paper Real-time public… Read More

French data centre market set to grow amid power constraints

Despite concerns over restricted power supplies, France is set to see considerable growth in the data centre arena over the next three years, with large expansions planned for cities outside of Paris. According to a new report, Data Centres France, released by research body BroadGroup, the French data centre footprint will increase by around 20%… Read More