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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
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.
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.
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
Edge configuration, deployment and management will define data centre success between now and 2025, says Vertiv Vertiv has released a midpoint update to its widely cited data centre 2025 forecast, revealing the dramatic rise in prominence of edge computing in the data centre ecosystem. The initial report asked data centre professionals to predict the market… Read More