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Huawei completes overhaul of Ikoula data centres

Huawei Data Center Network Solutions has completed an overhaul of French cloud hosting provider Ikoula’s six international data centers, enabling customers to deploy virtual machines in under a minute, while improving network efficiency and reducing congestion. Ikoula was founded in 1998, and evolved from a company that provided equipment room and rack leasing services to… Read More

WiFi probes could reveal the true state of public transport

Researchers have developed a method by which the constant noise of WiFi attempting to connect to devices could provide an accurate picture of how well public transport systems are performing, despite such systems generally operating closed and proprietary monitoring systems, with only select information dispensed beyond the confines of the company. The paper Real-time public… Read More

French data centre market set to grow amid power constraints

Despite concerns over restricted power supplies, France is set to see considerable growth in the data centre arena over the next three years, with large expansions planned for cities outside of Paris. According to a new report, Data Centres France, released by research body BroadGroup, the French data centre footprint will increase by around 20%… Read More

OVH to build $47 million data centre in Virginia

French telco OVH will build a new data centre in Fauquier County, Virginia, after several aborted attempts to locate in the U.S. County Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that OVH will develop dark fibre infrastructure in a pre-existing location at the Vint Hill Business Park, having defeated North Carolina’s bid for the build. The governor commented… Read More

Microsoft invests $3 billion in cloud and European data centres, including France

Microsoft has announced that its investment in European data centres has now reached a commitment of $3 billion, and will extend to France and beyond. CEO Satya Nadella is currently on a business charm offensive across Europe, together with the company’s President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith – and both seem determined to close… Read More

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