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Nokia migrates all phone data to Google Cloud region in Finland

The data was previously stored on servers based in Singapore Nokia is to move its phone data to a Google Cloud facility in Europe as part of a company plan to better protect customer data. Nokia device activation and performance data, are to be moved to Hamina, Finland which is powered by Google Cloud, with… Read More


Total now owns the worlds most powerful commercial supercomputer

IBM has dropped a HPC fossil fuel finder on the doorstep of one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies French oil and gas giant Total has bought the world’s most powerful commercial supercomputer from IBM. The Pangea III supercomputer runs off IBM’s Power9 processors and has a total computing power of 25 petaFLOPS,… Read More


Western Digital launches new initiative to improve how data centres store data

Company launches new initiative to accelerate adoption of zoned storage It’s no secret that the amount of data being generated is accelerating at an unprecedented rate. In 2016, global IP traffic first exceeded one zettabyte, ushering in the Zettabyte Era. According to IDC, we will be generating 103 zettabytes per year by 2023 (for reference,… Read More


Akamai launches Edge Connect to reduce IoT latency

Akamai is targeting the IoT market with low-latency and secure connectivity Akamai has launched Edge Connect, a product aimed at reducing latency between IoT applications and endpoints. Akamai’s Edge Cloud network places content and media closer to customers to reduce latency, but this is the first time the company is extending the technology to expedite… Read More


Training AI models comes at substantial cost to environment

Training AI is one of the most energy-intensive workloads, and it is still largely executed on-premise  Researchers at the University of Amherst have claimed that AI model training can produce over five times more carbon dioxide than a car does in a lifetime. In a paper, the researchers looked at the financial and environmental costs… Read More


Scale Computing releases new edge products for simplified deployment

Practical, compact and affordable infrastructure key to edge success Hyperconverged infrastructure company Scale Computing has expanded its HC3 family with a new series of compact HCI edge products designed for easy deployment. An increasing number of organizations, particularly in the retail sector, are in need of infrastructure at the edge of the network, but deployment… Read More


Kao Data flicks the green switch at 36 MW London campus

The wholesale colocation company has delivered on green pledge, at no cost to customers Kao Data’s 35-acre, 36 MW colocation data centre campus, located on the London-Stansted-Cambridge corridor, will run entirely on renewable energy at no extra cost to customers, the firm has announced. The wholesale colocation company, that serves science and technology businesses, said… Read More


FPGA vulnerability threatens cloud services and IoT

FPGA chips are generally considered secure, but a newly discovered vulnerability opens a gateway for side-channel attacks Scientists have discovered a vulnerability in Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) that might serve as a gateway for hackers to attack cloud services and IoT devices. Unlike conventional computer chips that are built to perform one specific task, FPGAs… Read More


Hyperscale cloud giants guzzled over 100MW of colocation capacity in the past 12 months

Cloud providers have stepped up their dominance of European colocation, according to new research In the past 12 months, hyperscale cloud giants alone have bought over 100MW of colocation capacity in Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris (FLAP), equating to a capital investment of $800 million (£635 million), according to new research from real estate advisor… Read More


Data centres are failing to keep up with energy efficiency goals

Green gains suffer unwelcome slump and staffing shortage reaches critical level Data centre research specialist Uptime Institute has released its ninth annual data centre survey, revealing the latest practices and trends driving mission-critical infrastructure. In last year’s survey Uptime found that data centre operators were making progress in their efforts to cut energy waste, finding… Read More


German competition regulator extends investigation into IBM takeover of T-Systems

Big Blue’s takeover has been in the second stage of investigations since March IBM’s takeover of T-Systems, the mainframe services business owned by Deutsche Telekom, has been delayed. Germany’s national competition regulator, Bundeskartellamt, says it has not had enough time to investigate the deal and that it has agreed a two-week extension with both companies…. Read More


Nvidia launches EGX platform for AI processing at the edge

Early adopters of EGX include BMW group and Foxconn Nvidia has announced a new accelerated computing platform for deploying AI at the edge of the network. AI has grown into an indispensable tool for businesses of all stripes, yet the majority of these applications still sit in the core, whether that’s on-prem or in the… Read More



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