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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

OVH to build $47 million data centre in Virginia

French telco OVH will build a new data centre in Fauquier County, Virginia, after several aborted attempts to locate in the U.S. County Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that OVH will develop dark fibre infrastructure in a pre-existing location at the Vint Hill Business Park, having defeated North Carolina’s bid for the build. The governor commented… Read More

Microsoft invests $3 billion in cloud and European data centres, including France

Microsoft has announced that its investment in European data centres has now reached a commitment of $3 billion, and will extend to France and beyond. CEO Satya Nadella is currently on a business charm offensive across Europe, together with the company’s President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith – and both seem determined to close… Read More

AWS expands European data centre reach with new French region

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that it is launching a new Paris data centre region in 2017, in response to growing European demand for local cloud services. ‘To support our customers’ growth, their digital transformation, and to speed up their innovation and lower the cost of running their IT, we continue to build out… Read More

Parisian nuclear shelter transformed into modern data centre

French hosting provider Online.net has revealed its new data centre – a converted nuclear fallout shelter 26 metres below the streets of Paris. The company noted in a blog post that the building had once been a ‘passive defence structure’ to accommodate 90 in the 1930s. Located at a disused quarry in Paris’ 15th arrondisement,… Read More