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Why DCIM is reaching a crisis point

Venessa Moffat, a growth hacking specialist, with 20 years’ experience in the data centre and tech spheres, discusses why the DCIM sector is flawed and what the industry can do to help reverse the trend… We have all heard incidences of DCIM project failures – examples where the value has not been delivered quite as… Read More


New Chinese regulation requires security assessment for data export

The Chinese data protection law, due to be implemented in June 2017, requires that data on Chinese consumers be stored within the country, requiring multinational corporations to set up data centers within Chinese borders. A new article of the law, drafted by the Cyberspace Administration of China, sets forth regulations for exporting data outside of… Read More


SK hynix develops worlds first 72-layer NAND chip

Korean flash manufacturer SK hynix has designed a 72-layer 3D NAND chip offering 256Gb capacity. Based on the firm’s triple-level cell (TLC) arrays and proprietary technologies, the new memory chip follows on from SK hynix’s 48-layer chip, which has been in mass production since November 2016. The latest chip has seen SK hynix enhance its… Read More


Washington, DC is now the largest colo market in the world

A new report by Synergy Research shows that due strong growth in 2016, Washington, DC is now the largest metro market for data center colocation in the world. DC overtook New York by a small margin in the fourth quarter of last year, boosted in part by the inclusion of Northern Virginia in consideration of the DC… Read More


Huawei and Global Switch announce data centre partnership

Huawei and Global Switch have announced a partnership to develop new data center solutions that support smart data center operations and management. The partnership is intended to establish a mutually beneficial cooperative agreement between the two companies. Each company can leverage the strengths of the other to create innovative solutions for data center design, operation… Read More


Building future pathways for next generation data centre infrastructure

At a recent 400G Light Speed event in London, Dr. Rick Pimpinella, a leading researcher and innovator in the field of optical fibre cabling, provided an insight into how innovations in optical fibre are helping to provide the next steps in capacity and through-put planning… Just as the storage memory in your computer, USB drive, or… Read More


AWS to establish Swedish data centre region

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is planning to extend its data centre portfolio into Sweden next year, opening its fourth European region. The cloud services giant announced that the new AWS region will be based in Stockholm and will comprise of three availability zones. The new region will join AWS’ EU contingent, which currently includes London,… Read More


Lenovo launches data centre partner programme in Australia and New Zealand

Lenovo has launched a data center partner program for companies in Australia and New Zealand. The program, which rewards partner companies based on data center revenue and staff certifications, is available to companies in both regions immediately. The company also announced the Lenovo Solution Alliance Partner Program, which is a part of the larger Data Center Group… Read More


Iron Mountain commits to 100% renewable energy with new wind project

Iron Mountain Data Centers has announced that it has signed an agreement to power its data centres using a renewable energy supply sourced from a new wind farm in Ringer Hill, Pennsylvania. The 15-year wind power purchasing agreement will see the storage and IT management company use 25 MW of the wind farm’s capacity, providing… Read More


Ford invests $200mn in data centre for autonomous vehicles

Ford Motors is planning to build a new $200 million data centre (approx. £161 million) at its Flat Rock campus in Michigan this summer. The investment comes as the U.S. car giant pushes further into the development of new smart mobility services and connected vehicles. The announcement was made as part of Ford’s plans to… Read More


Driving monitoring efficiencies in the data centre

Robert Faulkner of Server Technology argues why you can’t improve what you don’t measure in the data centre… There are many data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software packages available today, but very few have enjoyed significant success due to the bearish nature of monitoring every detail of a data center. Most organizations are demanding that… 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



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