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AMD snaps up fellow chipmaker Xilinx for £26.8bn

AMD is buying Xilinx for 35 billion dollars (£26.8 billion) in an all-stock deal that will combine the two Silicon Valley chip makers.

The deal puts AMD in a place it wants to be – competing more fiercely with Intel.


Adapting to the unexpected in today’s “virtual everything” world

The past year has shown the value of Edge Cloud and adaptive networks, driven by the need to support unexpected traffic demands. By Jürgen Hatheier, CTO at Ciena.


Oracle rolls out two more UK cloud regions

Oracle is expanding its Government Cloud for UK public sector organisations with the launch of an interconnected dual-region in London and Wales.

The database-giant-come-cloud-provider launched the dedicated Government Cloud Region in 2017 to help public sector organisations move sensitive to the cloud in accordance with National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) cloud security guidelines.


Wanted: Skilled Labour

Demand for UK based data centres currently outstrips supply. Smart working and automated processes, a focus on education alongside investment and support from the Government, is required.


GRC and Total Data Centre Solutions partner on turnkey liquid immersion cooling for European market

Immersion cooling company Green Revolution Cooling (GRC) has announced a new partnership contract with mission-critical infrastructure provider Total Data Centre Solutions (TDCS) for data centres throughout Europe and the Nordic region focused on carbon reduction and energy efficiency.


How Big Data & AI World is responding to the event industry’s biggest challenge yet

CloserStill Media’s flagship data and AI event is putting digital to the test   Like many other events in 2020, Big Data & AI World (BDAIW), one of the UK’s largest brands for data and AI professionals, is pivoting to a digital offering while Covid-19 renders face-to-face events an impossibility in the UK.  A one day… Read More


Big Data & AI World Speaker Focus: Jose Murillo, Chief Analytics Officer at Grupo Financiero Banorte

Jose Murillo, Chief Analytics Officer at Grupo Financiero Banorte, on AI facts, myths and the importance of an experimental culture.


Microsoft unveils modular Azure data centre

Microsoft has introduced a transportable modular data centre to bring Azure access to hard to reach locations in need of cloud computing and storage.

The tech giant said the ruggedised data centre, which comes in a radio frequency shielded unit, enables cloud access even in areas where there is unreliable network availability, or where temperature, humidity, and surface levels usually pose a deployment challenge. 


Report details where leading US banks are investing in Fintech

US banks have already made 40 deals with fintech companies this year despite economic uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, according to a new report.

CB Insights analysed equity investments made by US banks to private fintech companies since 2010, revealing the most active US banks to be Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and JP Morgan Chase & Co.


Nokia to deploy 4G network on the Moon

NASA has selected European communications giant Nokia to build the first-ever mobile network on the Moon as part of a wider initiative to improve technology access on the lunar surface.

Nokia Bell Labs will begin building the bespoke LTE/4G network and aims to have it deployed by late 2022. 


MongoDB adds multi-cloud support to Atlas database service

NoSQL database provider MongoDB has bolstered its Atlas cloud database service with multi-cloud cluster support, catering to rising demand for enterprises seeking to deploy applications among multiple cloud providers.


Data Lakes vs. Swamps: 7 steps to building impactful Data Lakes

Data lakes, in the absence of ongoing maintenance, will inevitably become swamps, unusable and unhelpful to your organisation