Latest data centre publications
A research team at University College London has set a new record for internet speed – double the data transmission speed of any system currently at use in the world. The university announced that the team, working with Xtera and KDDI Research, achieved a data transmission rate of 178TB/second: a speed at which one could… Read More
Datapod, a leading provider of modular data centre infrastructure solutions, has secured a contract with the Australian Department of Defense. Under this contract, Datapod will supply portable data centre systems to the Australian military. The Datapod components can be shipped by air and deployed in a variety of environments. Prefabricated modules can be constructed quickly… Read More
The top five data centre REITs have a combined market cap approaching $100bn, while aggregated revenues for the top ten biggest DC operators are around $18bn.
Hoya Capital defines wholesale data centres as serving larger customers, with long leases of 5-15 years. It says, “data centre REITs own roughly 30 percent of investment-grade data centre facilities in the US and command roughly a fifth of data centre capacity globally.”
Companies and REITs have typically built their reputations for uptime and security by providing critical infrastructure at scale through Tier 3+ facilities, usually with 2N or N+1 UPS and N+1 or 2 back-up generators and dual-path infrastructure as standard. In power terms, redundancy was king.
Interxion, Amsterdam-based operator of 50 European data centres in 11 countries, has entered into an agreement to acquire a controlling stake of Icolo and its data centres in Kenya. At the same time, Interxion announced a strategic partnership with the Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Fund (PRIF). Interxion and PRIF will collaborate and co-invest in Interxion’s African expansion initiatives.
The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020.
Interxion inks agreement to acquire 70% interest in Kenyan data centre company Icolo Interxion, Amsterdam-based operator of 50 European data centres in 11 countries, has entered into an agreement to acquire a controlling stake of Icolo and their data centres in Kenya. At the same time, Interxion announced a strategic partnership with the Pembani Remgro… Read More