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Qianhai data centre designed as a ‘digital lighthouse’

Mecanoo, the international architectural firm, has released the innovative design for its new 63,000 sq m data centre, to be located in the Qianhai business centre in Shenzhen, China The data centre will provide communications infrastructure for companies and for public services and utilities in the Qianhai zone. It also provides an ideally-located communications hub between… Read More


RagingWire announces Silicon Valley data centre

RagingWire has announced it has purchased land and begun development on a new data centre in Santa Clara, California The facility, known as Silicon Valley 1 (SV1) will include 16 MW of power and span 160,000 square feet in total, with 64,000 square feet of data floor space including customizable data vaults, designed for hyperscale cloud companies… Read More


Majority of data centre managers not prioritising energy efficiency

New report shows IT decision makers rank energy efficiency behind security, performance and connectivity in list of concerns Green tech producer Supermicro has released its first annual “Data Centers and the Environment” report. The report, based on responses from 361 IT decision makers, reveals there is a worrying lack of urgency from data centre users… Read More


Exploring the final frontier for data centres

Paul Mercina, head of innovation, Park Place Technologies, asks whether we might soon see data centres floating in space In space exploration, it’s easy to answer the ‘why’ question as mountaineer George Mallory once did about climbing Everest: ‘Because it’s there.’ At first, practical applications emerging from astronauts’ missions were almost a side benefit to… Read More


Cisco to acquire Luxtera in $660 million intent-based networking push

Cisco says acquisition of semiconductor company will help it meet customer demand for bigger, faster and more efficient networks Cisco says it plans to buy semiconductor company Luxtera for $660 million, with the deal expected to close in the third quarter of Cisco’s fiscal year 2019. Cisco says the Californian based firm’s advanced chips for… Read More


US National Quantum Initiative Act passed unanimously

Legislation commits $1.2 billion to quantum information science research over the next five years The US Senate has passed the National Quantum Initiative Act by unanimous consent. The bill commits $1.2 billion to quantum information science research through the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the Commerce Department over the next five years. The… Read More


The definitive guide to the data centre in 2019

The year would not be complete without The Stack’s annual data centre forecast. Data centre construction, multicloud adoption and edge-mania continue apace — but what else will the new year have in store? Our data centre heavyweights weigh-in on what’s happening next year in the data centre industry Steven Carlini, vice president of innovation and data centre,… Read More


The next stage of power and energy monitoring

Sponsored by Socomec – register now for its exclusive webinar on January 31st Accurate power monitoring is an essential for any data centre operator. It’s crucially important that you get it right, in order to be able to track and improve your processes, yet most data centres have an overly complicated and inaccurate system of power… Read More


Qualcomm data centre dreams will soon be a distant memory

Semiconductor company axes 269 US staff and rolls back Centriq arm processor production Qualcomm has confirmed reports in The Information that it is to cut 269 jobs between its offices in San Diego and Raleigh, US, as its data centre hopes continue to wither. The cuts are the latest in a series announced this year, taking… Read More


Google receives 100% tax exemption for proposed $600 million New Albany data centre

A subsidiary of Google is considering constructing a $600 million data centre in New Albany, US after receiving a tax credit from the Ohio Tax Credit Authority The proposed centre would be built in the Oak Grove II Community Reinvestment Area, which includes New Albany’s business park, on a 447 acre site, covering around 275,000 square… Read More


Floating data centre proposed for Limerick Docks, Ireland

Californian firm Nautilus has filed a proposal to moor a floating data centre at Ted Russell Dock in Ireland, with the relevant port authority, the Shannon Foynes Port Company, eager to see the proposal through The proposed €35m waterborne centre would comprise four data halls over two floors above deck, with cooling and electrical systems below… Read More


The neverending saga of Apples aborted €850 million Ireland data centre

IT-giant’s long-scrapped data centre may have long-lasting implications for the Irish data centre industry The Irish Supreme court will sit in the city of Galway next March to discuss the process that led to the first phase of Apple’s planned Athenry hyperscale data centre being approved, reports the Irish Times. Apple ditched plans for the ill-fated… Read More



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