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Future proofing your high-performing data centre

With data demands reaching new levels in 2020, the role of the data centre is set to take centre stage for IT leaders. Against a backdrop of constant disruption and increasingly ambitious enterprise and cloud strategies, how do you ensure that your data centre is futureproofed, so that you stay ahead of the game, rather than react to it?


National Grid planning £159m IT infrastructure overhaul

British multinational planning massive infrastructure shake-up The National Grid has unveiled a raft of contracts worth up to £159m aimed at revamping the energy company’s IT infrastructure. The grid is seeking proposals for mainframe modernisation, co-location provision, managed services and cloud migration, as it looks to build “next-generation” data centre and network operations. The British… Read More


More than half of used data centre racks will be off-premises by 2024

Over half of the world’s utilised racks will be located outside of the data centre by the end of 2024.

That’s according to the latest Infrastructure Market Monitor report from 451 Research, a New York-based enterprise IT analysis firm.

“We expect to see a decline in utilized racks across the enterprise, with a mid-single-digit CAGR increase in non-cloud colocation, and cloud and service providers expanding their utilized footprint over 13 percent,” Greg Zwakman, VP of Market and Competitive Intelligence at 451 Research explained.


Report: CyrusOne mulls sale after bidder approach

CyrusOne is considering a sale after the colocation company was approached by a group of bidders, including KKR & Co., Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and I Squared Capital. 

The group has not yet made a bid but has alerted CyrusOne that it is in the preliminary stages of proposing one. A source familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that there are other bidders interested in CyrusOne and that the Dallas-based company has not yet made a decision on a potential takeover.


Equinix and Singapore’s GIC target hyperscalers with $1bn venture

The colocation giant is ramping up hyperscale business model Colocation company Equinix has entered into a $1bn (£0.79bn) joint venture to develop and operate data centres in Europe exclusively for hyperscale customers. The company has obtained the funding from a joint venture with GIC, the sovereign fund of Singapore. The fund will own an 80… Read More



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