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IBM launches four X-Force Red cybersecurity facilities

IBM Security has launched the X-Force Red Lab network, four cybersecurity facilities focused on testing systems and devices used for IoT, automotive, and automated teller (ATM) machines. X-Force Red, IBM’s internal white-hat hacking team, will use the labs to test for security weaknesses in devices and software both in pre-release and after deployment. The labs… Read More

Digital Realty in talks to buy Brazil data centre firm Ascenty

Digital Realty, a leading data centre real estate investment trust, is in talks to buy Ascenty, a Brazilian data centre operator, anonymous sources have told Bloomberg. The data centre giant, based out of San Francisco, California, is considering entering a joint venture partnership with the Brazilian firm, said people close to the matter. Ascenty, which… Read More

Data centre protection needs to improve, say U.S. mayors

Mayors from across the U.S. have voted for a resolution to improve protection of data centres across the country from various threats. The U.S. Conference of Mayors, which met recently in Boston, agreed unanimously on a resolution which calls for major improvements to data centre protection which would shield them from cyber attacks, physical attacks and… Read More

AWS announces cloud computing degree in Virginia

AWS and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) have collaborated on the first cloud computing associate degree. Starting in autumn this year, the course will be provided as a specialisation of the college’s existing Information Systems Technology associate degree. There is a pressing demand for skills in this area, with LinkedIn finding that cloud and distributed… Read More

Facebook building $750 million Huntsville data centre

Facebook has announced its plans to build a 970,000 sq. feet, $750 million (approx. £565 million) data centre in Huntsville, Alabama. Builders will break ground this year, with the intention of having the site up and running by 2020. The social media giant explained in a blog post that building a data centre in Huntsville… Read More