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Western Digital files for arbitration in Toshiba dispute

Western Digital has filed a request for arbitration with the International Chamber of Commerce, stating that Toshiba violated the companies’ joint venture contracts by spinning off the flash memory business into a separate unit for sale. Last week, Western Digital CEO Steve Milligan met with Toshiba President Satoshi Tsunakawa to discuss the Japanese company’s effort to… Read More


KDDI and JPIX partner for data centre POP

KDDI and Japan Internet Exchange Company (JPIX) have established a point-of-presence for JPIX within the Telehouse Osaka 2 data center. JPIX will immediately begin to provide internet exchange services as a new Osaka Kyobashi site. The new POP will expand the Telehouse interconnect service, combining the strengths of JPIX’s low latency connections and KDDI’s reliability… Read More


Toyota and NTT lead research into data centres for connected cars

Toyota and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) have announced plans to develop and standardise technology for connected cars. As part of the agreement, the companies will establish next-generation IT and data centre infrastructure to support the enormous amounts of data generated by the emerging market. In an effort to commercialise self-driving cars and encourage… Read More


Hitachi develops AI for real-time people detection and tracking

Researchers at Japanese multinational Hitachi are developing a new image analysis system using artificial intelligence (AI) to detect and track individuals in real-time. The team explained in a news release that the detection software can pick out an individual in real-time by categorising and searching a combination of over 100 external appearance and movement features,… Read More


Google to launch nine new data centres over three new cloud regions

Google has announced that it will initiate three new cloud regions in the U.S., the Netherlands and Canada, involving the creation of a total of nine new data centre builds. The launches will bring the search giant’s total of cloud zones from six to nine, though the company anticipates it will ultimately operate up to… Read More