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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

SDDC: The new business must-have

Mehdi Bekkai, Private Cloud Product Manager at OVH, discusses what the software-defined data centre (SDDC) means for the future of your business… To increase competitiveness and the ability to innovate, businesses of all sizes need to reduce their IT costs while also working to improve agility, performance, and flexibility. To add to this challenge, the… Read More

Google makes bare metal data centre GPUs available for machine learning

In a boost for the hybrid space, Google is making GPUs in its data centres directly available for researchers and companies engaged in machine learning and other computationally intensive tasks. The move follows similar offerings from Amazon Web Services and Microsoft over the last year, and allows users to connect up to 8 GPUs on… Read More

Microsoft launches Azure regions from Korean data centres

Microsoft Cloud has announced the launch of two new Azure data centre regions in South Korea, as it fights to claw market share away from competitors Google, AWS and regional giant Alibaba. The new data centre hubs will be based in Seoul and Busan and will take Microsoft’s APAC data centre footprint to a total… Read More

French data centre market set to grow amid power constraints

Despite concerns over restricted power supplies, France is set to see considerable growth in the data centre arena over the next three years, with large expansions planned for cities outside of Paris. According to a new report, Data Centres France, released by research body BroadGroup, the French data centre footprint will increase by around 20%… Read More

Judge allows Facebook data centre design lawsuit to continue

In Silicon Valley, a judge has denied Facebook’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit levied against it for the alleged theft of data centre designs. The complaint, filed nearly two years ago, is being brought by two companies, including BladeRoom, which contends that the social media giant passed protected designs to its Open Compute project, which… Read More

Data Centre Management magazine Spring 2017 is out

Welcome to the Spring edition of Data Centre Management From Brexit to Trump, whatever side of the political fence you sit on, there’s no doubt that we’re living in uncertain times on the cusp of potentially big changes. Whatever transpires, there will be ramifications on all industries, but what will it all mean for data… Read More

HPE blames tax office outage on faulty SSD drive

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise has stated that outages at the Australian Taxation Office were caused by a problem with solid state drives provided by a separate vendor. A spokesperson for HPE stated that the disruption began when an SSD failed. While HPE did not name the vendor who provided the drive in question, the spokesperson did say… Read More

Aligned data centre achieves Tier III certification

Aligned Data Centers has received Tier III certification in both design and construction categories for its facility in Plano, Texas. The 30MW Plano data center was opened in November 2015, and consists of 100,000 square feet of collocation space on a 19-acre campus. The facility also offers customers 24×7 guard staff and an on-site command center. The… Read More

Cisco warns of 18-month failure on clock signal data centre components

Cisco has acknowledged publicly that some components it has produced are likely to fail about 18 months from now, because of a faulty clock signal component common to the affected products. The range includes optical networking, routing, security and switch products – including Nexus 9000 series switches and 4000 series integrated services routers. The component… Read More

Countering overlooked physical threats in the data centre

With the growth of data centres comes an increased threat to the physical security of data. Simon Williamson at Southco explains why effective racking security and compliance can help counter the growing, and sometimes overlooked threat of physical security breaches… The data centre landscape is growing so quickly that physical security can often get overlooked…. Read More

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