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Netherlands power shortage disrupting data centre industry growth

The Dutch Data Center Association (DDA) warned the government of the Netherlands that the power grid is growing too slowly to support technological developments, and is putting the country’s data center industry at risk. In a letter to Eric Weibes, Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate, the DDA alerted the government to capacity issues in the… Read More

Three UK signs SSE Enterprise for 5G development

Three, a mobile operator in the United Kingdom since 2003, has signed a contract with SSE Enterprise Telecoms to improve capacity on the company’s existing 4G network, and prepare for a future 5G rollout. SSE Enterprise will be responsible for creating fiber optic connections to Three’s core data centers, located throughout the United Kingdom. In… Read More

Irish data centre market to reach €9 billion by 2021

A new report from Host in Ireland estimates that investment in data centres in Ireland will reach €9 billion (approx. £7.8 billion) by 2021. The Data Centre: Q1 2018 Report, which was released as an update to the 2017 Report released in January, included estimates that approximately €1.1 billion will be invested in data centre construction… Read More

How blockchain could be used in financial services

Blockchain technology makes many promises. New whitepapers are released practically daily, extolling the virtues of distributed ledger technology and the new levels of trust, security and cost-efficiency it can offer. One of the most obvious areas in which these promises could be fulfilled is finance. But, as yet, there hasn’t been the wholesale adoption of… Read More

Apple to invest $10 billion in U.S. data centres

Apple is set to spend more than $10 billion (approx. £7.2 billion) on data centres in the U.S. as part of a broader investment drive. The Cupertino giant claims that it is already responsible for more than two million jobs in the States, and states that it intends to ramp that up over the coming… Read More

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