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Amazon to pump $1.6bn into new AWS region in India

Amazon plans to invest $1.6 billion (£1.23bn) constructing two data centres in India to form an AWS region in the state of Telangana.

The company has sought environmental approval for the construction of the two facilities on the outskirts of Hyderabad. One data centre is proposed at Chandanvelly village in Shabad, the other at Meerkhanpet village in Kandukur.


Tech and construction: not so strange bedfellows

On the face of it, there is little to unite the construction and tech sectors. Superficially at least, the construction sector provides a classic example of ‘waterfall management’: strict plans are formed at the outset of a project, and resources are fixed in place, even though the finished product might be three years away. It is a right-first-time, zero defects sector with detailed dependency scheduling. The tech sector, by contrast, is known for its not-afraid-to-fail, agile mindset, eschewing scheduling for creativity. Tech and construction, then, would certainly appear to be strange bedfellows. Times are changing. The proliferation of Building Information Management platforms on construction sites up and down the country neatly demonstrates that tech really can be embedded into the foundations of a building, and by extension, the construction sector. But how do we further embed the two, often conflicting, cultures?


Equinix outlines sweeping global expansion plans

Data centre operator to spend nearly $2 billion (£1.54 billion) building 12 data centres and expanding 23 existing facilities Equinix has detailed an extensive global expansion strategy for 2019, which includes plans to open 12 new data centres in major European and APAC metros. The colocation giant has already opened data centres in Paris and… Read More


Data centre commissioning dos and don’ts
The commissioning of data centres is a vital stage in the life cycle of any data centre project, whether it is a new facility or a retrofit. Fahad Jabarti, data centre engineering supervisor at Saudi Aramco, takes you through the dos and don'ts In its simplest definition, the commissioning of the data centre is the... Read More

Global data centre construction market set for growth

A market study from Technavio has produced findings for the global data centre construction market in the next four years The global data centre construction market is set to grow to USD 73.87 billion by the year 2021. That’s the key finding from a new market study from market research company Technavio. The report (entitled… Read More



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