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Google cuts price of local SSDs by 63%

Google has announced that it has cut the price of local solid-state disks (SSDs) attached to on-demand Google Compute Engine virtual machines by up to 63%. This figure would mean around $0.080 per gigabyte per month in most U.S. regions. For local SSDs used with Preemptible VM instances will also become up to 71% cheaper, which… Read More


Lenovo announces new data centre solutions for Russian market

Lenovo has released a new portfolio of ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile data centre products and services for the Russian market. The solutions include servers, storage systems, network devices, and a range of data centre software technologies. ThinkSystem provides the hardware solutions in the new Lenovo series, while ThinkAgile offers the software to support these devices. The company states that… Read More


Park Place Technologies buys NCE Group in its biggest acquisition yet

Park Place Technologies has bought NCE Group Limited, a global provider of third-party data centre maintenance and repairs, in its largest ever acquisition. The purchase will see 280 members of staff join Park Place Technologies, which supports 7500 organisations in 95 countries with storage, server and networking hardware maintenance. The acquisition will increase the company’s… Read More


Seagate aims world’s fastest hard drive at the data centre

Seagate has announced the release of its final entry in the mission-critical 15k hard disk drive space. The sixth-generation release features write speeds of up to 315MB/s sustained transfer rate at capacities of up to 900gb. The new offering, available in the final quarter of this year, has a high-capacity 2.5 inch small form factor… Read More


Facebook acquires startup Nascent Objects in hardware push

Facebook has acquired modular electronics startup Nascent Objects in a bid to boost production at its top-secret hardware lab, Building 8. The modular consumer gadgets platform builds software to accelerate manufacturing processes, including 3D printing and circuitry. The Bay Area-based startup claims on its website that its technology allows developers to take products from concept… Read More



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