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Amazon data centre controversy persists in North Virginia with new lawsuit

Local activist group, Citizens for Fauquier County (CFFC), has filed a lawsuit to stop the construction of a controversial Amazon data centre in Warrenton, North Virginia. Attorneys working for the CFFC have requested judicial review of the local government’s decision to issue a special use permit allowing Amazon to build a data centre in the… Read More

Diverse cloud deployments causing data management challenges, finds Nutanix study
The latest Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) from Nutanix shows that IT infrastructure worldwide is growing increasingly diverse, which is leading to challenges in data management and transparency. Currently, 60% of participants in the survey use a mixed infrastructure, including public, private, hybrid multi-cloud, and hosted solutions. This number is expected to grow to 74% in... Read More

BT will use AWS Wavelength to trial 5G edge computing in Manchester

BT announced a collaboration with Amazon Web Services to bring 5G mobile edge services to UK business customers, using the AWS Wavelength service. The first stage of the long-term, multi-million pound commitment by BT launches AWS Wavelength services for customer trials in Manchester. General availability of BT mobile edge services is expected to be rolled… Read More

Digital Edge announces new Tokyo data centre, its ninth in Japan
Digital Edge has announced plans to build a carrier-neutral data centre in downtown Tokyo, making it the ninth facility for the company in Japan. The new facility will extend Digital Edge’s footprint in Tokyo’s urban centre, while providing local businesses with low-latency interconnectivity and expanded colocation capacity. The new data centre, called TY07, is the... Read More

AWS replaces diesel with vegetable oil for data centre backup generators

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced it is transitioning data centre backup generators from diesel power to hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). The first AWS data centres to adopt this eco-friendly change are located in Ireland and Sweden, within their European facilities. The company has plans to convert all backup generators at European data centre sites… Read More

Malaysia’s first Titanium+ tiered data centre: Hong Leong Bank earns top certification from GCI
Hong Leong Bank's (HLB) new data centre has received the highest green certification in Malaysia, Titanium+, from the Green Climate Initiative. The HLB data centre achieved Titanium+ certification by scoring 99 out of a possible 100 points on the GCI Certified Green Computing Facility (CGCF) Weighted Scorecard. The CGCF Program is a certification program based... Read More

New Zealand’s HRL Morrison considers £2.5 billion acquisition of UK’s Ark Data Centres

HRL Morrison & Co. is considering a £2.5 billion acquisition of UK-based operator Ark Data Centres. Internal sources told Bloomberg that HRL Morrison is one of two final bidders at advanced stages of discussion. This acquisition, if completed, would represent a significant expansion of HRL Morrison’s portfolio in the European data centre market. Ark Data… Read More

Lunar Digital acquires Manchester data centre from Equinix

Lunar Digital UK, an IT and managed services provider, has acquired a data centre facility in Manchester from Equinix. The site, Reynolds House, will be rebranded as Lunar 1 and Lunar 2, as there are two separate, self-contained facilities spanning 2,090 square metres. The data centre delivers 3MVA of power, with an option to expand… Read More

TikTok plans two new European data centres

Social media giant, TikTok, plans to open two data centres in Europe, according to a senior executive at the company. One will be located in Ireland, which will be the company’s second in the country. The location of its second European data centre is yet to be announced. Opening new data storage facilities in the… Read More

92-year-old actor Robert Duvall joins protest against Amazon data centre

American actor Robert Duvall joined over 100 protesters speaking against a new data centre build proposed by Amazon. Despite the protests, the town of Warrenton, Virginia voted to provide Amazon with a special use permit to build the facility. Duvall, a resident of Virginia for 27 years, said that the state was ‘the last station… Read More

Princeton Digital Group to invest $1 billion in Asia’s data centre market with new SG+ strategy

Princeton Digital Group (PDG) announced a new strategy for its APAC data centres. The SG+ strategy includes a new 96 MW data centre campus in Batam, Indonesia, which will enable customers to expand their infrastructure to data centre campuses in Singapore and Johor, Malaysia. “The new campus in Batam reinforces our growth strategy and solidifies… Read More

Datum to open two new data centres in UK

The Datum Group has announced two new data centres, as well as plans to expand capacity at existing data centre sites in the UK. The current data centres, located in Farnborough and Manchester, were obtained by Datum last November as a part of a Teledata acquisition. Datum plans to build one additional facility on each… Read More