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Inspur brings OCP compliant AI tech to global server market

Inspur, the Chinese webscale server giant, is launching a range of Open Compute Project (OCP) compliant hyperscale rack servers for the global market. The move highlights Inspur’s objective to increase its presence in the US, at a time when US tech giants seek to do the exact opposite. Inspur’s new range includes several products that… Read More

Hitachi Vantara unveils new range of data centre products

Hitachi Vantara – US subsidiary of the Japanese tech giant – unveiled a new range of data centre products at Hitachi’s NEXT 2018 conference, marking one year since the launch of the new data-focused entity.  Hitachi Vantara was formed last year by combining Hitachi Data Systems; the Hitachi Insight Group IoT business; and the Pentaho Big Data… Read More

Iron Mountain’s EU data centres go green

Data centre construction continues unabated, leaving providers facing increasing criticism about their ecological footprints. Needless to say, for an industry that relies primarily on greenhouse gases, it’s about time providers go clean and embrace renewables. Leading the charge towards a fossil-free future is Iron Mountain, a world leader in data and management services. On Tuesday,… Read More

Digital Realty expands into Latin America with $1.8bn acquisition of Ascenty

Digital Realty has announced it is to acquire Ascenty, a leading data centre provider in Brazil. While Ascenty will be sold for $1.8 billion, an additional $425 million investment covering data centre development will take the final figure to $2.25 billion. Ascenty owns and operates eight top-tier data centres located in key metro areas. Its fibre optic… Read More

Industrialising the rollout of edge data centres

David King, CEO, Flexenclosure, looks at how industrialising the prefabrication of new data centres is the way of the future Data is being generated and consumed in exponentially increasing amounts. Businesses have already become extremely data dependent. Governments increasingly so. In our own daily lives, most of us are rarely separated from a connected device…. Read More

Feeling the heat? Prepare your data centre for extreme weather

Tom Ryan, UK Head of Service at Stulz, explains why upgrading your systems can help defend against damage caused by soaring temperatures With the recent British heatwave abating for the year, the data centre industry can breathe a sigh of relief – but for how long? The global trend seems to suggest that it is… Read More

Google to spend $140mn expanding Latin America data centre

Google has announced plans to spend $140 million expanding its only Latin American data centre. Located in Chile, Google is tripling the size of the data centre as well as employing 1,000 people to aid construction. The data centre in Quilicura located near Santiago was announced in 2012 and cost $150 million to build, becoming… Read More

Hurricane Florence to impact East Coast data centres

As the US government issues evacuation orders for the southeastern United States in anticipation of the Category 4 Hurricane Florence, data centres must prepare for the potential impact of the weather on their facilities. The storm is expected to hit North Carolina, with different projections showing potential damage through South Carolina, Maryland and Virginia. Major… Read More

Colt to construct six new halls at London North data centre

Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) has announced that it will build six new data halls at its London North data centre. The six new halls will form the first part of a major expansion project at the site which will allow Colt to house 10 new data halls in total. The delivery of the first… Read More

Salim Group and Keppel Corporation plan new data centre in Indonesia

Keppel Group and the Salim Group have revealed plans to operate a high-availability data centre in Bogor. The data centre will be overseen by both companies through the Alpha Data Centre Fund (Alpha DC Fund) and will be managed by Alpha Investment Partners Limited and Keppel Data Centres Holding Pte Ltd. Wong Wai Meng, CEO… Read More

What we can learn from data centre projects in emerging markets

Availability, resilience, reliability, and redundancy are all key challenges for the modern-day data centre manager. Requirements for operators to be ever more efficient and maintain high availability and physical redundancy has never been greater, meaning that many businesses have to continue hefty investment into facilities upgrades and new technologies. Managing a data centre portfolio with… Read More

Facebook to build first Asian data centre in Singapore

Facebook has announced a new data centre to be built in Singapore. The facility, estimated to cost $1 billion USD, will be the company’s first in Asia. The new data centre will be located in western Singapore and is expected to open in 2022. It will comprise 170,000 square meters, over 11 stories, and will… Read More

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