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Is there life after legacy? – A runner’s guide to data centres

GCHQ data centre operations manager Ian presents a runner’s guide to breathing new life into the legacy data centre… A good few years ago, if you had asked me how I was, like many, I would have said simply, “OK. How are you?” What precisely does that mean? How would you define the state of… Read More


AMD aims Naples CPU at data centre market

AMD has finally launched the next and most critical stage in the deployment of its business-oriented Zen microarchitecture – the release of Naples, a 64-thread 32-core X86 CPU aimed squarely at the data centre sector. Aimed at high performance servers, the new chip is touted by AMD executive Forrest Norrod to exceed all current commercial… Read More


HPE acquires Nimble Storage to deliver all-flash data centre

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced that it has bought Nimble Storage for $1.2 billion (approx. £988 million), in an effort to drive its vision for the all-flash data centre. According to an HPE press release, the company spent around $1 billion to acquire the company and an estimated $200 million in buying out the… Read More


ChinaCache to sell data centre business for ¥221.2 million

Chinese CDN and cloud services provider ChinaCache International has announced its plans to sell 79% of its data centre business Xin Run Technology for a total of ¥221.2 million (approx. £26 million) in cash before fees and expenses. The Beijing-based company confirmed that the data centre assets would be bought by a consortium of Chinese… Read More


Mapletree to build S$60 million data centre in Singapore

Real estate developer Mapletree Industrial Trust (MIT) has announced it will construct a built-to-suit data centre for an unidentified industry player at the estimated cost of S$60 million (approx. £35 million). The new six-storey facility will be located in Tanjong Kling – Singapore’s expanding business and connectivity hub in Jurong. The site, licensed by JTC… Read More


Equinix acquires new land in Virginia for data centre expansion

Global data centre operator Equinix has announced that it has acquired over 34 acres of land in Ashburn, Virginia, to expand its International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre estate in the key U.S. connectivity hub. The plot, which was purchased for $34.5 million (approx. £28 million), is located close to Equinix’s existing Ashburn data centre… Read More


Controlling climate in the data centre when disaster strikes

Carl Webb, Director of HVAC at Andrews Sykes, explains the benefits of having a dependable climate back-up plan to safeguard your assets in a crisis… For the majority of companies, it is important to know that key information is stored appropriately and securely. Very few, however, give much thought to the infrastructure behind essential hardware that… Read More


Canadas top cop ostracises government data centre provisioning

Robert Paulson, Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Canada’s highest-ranking police officer, has launched a scathing attack on a series of perceived failures by Shared Services Canada, claiming that the level of provisioning SSC furnishes could be ‘catastrophic’ for the police and the Canadian public. In a letter obtained by CBC news, Paulson… Read More


Idaho vies to become 21st U.S. state to offer data centre tax breaks

The state of Idaho is seeking new legislation which could add it to the growing number of U.S. states in a position to entice data centre business via tax incentives. Officials from the Idaho Department of Commerce have proposed the Technology Equipment Tax Rebate Bill, which would provide sales rebates on server equipment not only… Read More


Equinix to expand data centre business in Switzerland

Citing Swiss regard for privacy and data protection, global data centre company Equinix is to purchase a data centre business from ICT-Center, based in Zurich, Switzerland. According to an official Equinix release, the facility is located next to two of its existing International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres in the city, ZH2 and ZH4. The… Read More


Interxion acquires data centre in Amsterdam

European colocation provider Interxion has announced the acquisition of a data centre business from leading Dutch cloud and managed services company Vancis Holding. The deal, for which the financial details are yet to be revealed, will see Interxion add the new facility and key connectivity hub to its existing data centre footprint. The acquired centre, located… Read More


OVH continues U.S. data centre expansion

French IaaS provider OVH has announced the addition of a new data centre in Hillsboro, Oregon, as it continues with its North American and global expansion plans. The acquired facility will join OVH’s Virginia-based Vint Hill site as its second data centre in the U.S., with a third North American data centre located in Canada. Just… Read More



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