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Samsung unveils lightening quick Flashbolt DRAM chips

Next generation HBM2E DRAM chip knocks predecessor Aquabolt’s transfer rate and capacity out of the park Samsung has announced new high bandwidth DRAM chips called Flashbolt at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in San Jose. Flashbolt is based on Samsung’s new High Bandwidth Memory system (HBM2E), which it says is 33 percent faster than the… Read More


Government data centre management roles in decline, Gartner says

The transition to digital government and embracing of cloud services spells the decline of data centre management roles, according to analyst house Gartner Digital transformation of government is gaining momentum. And according to Gartner, this will lead to a radical reshaping of the government IT workforce. By 2023 it says, 50 percent of government IT… Read More


Relax regulation or forget your data centre, Facebook told Canada govt

Facebook sought assurances from the Canadian government that it would not seek jurisdiction over non-Canadian data if the company went ahead with data centre A series of leaked documents have revealed that Facebook threatened to pull investment from a data centre in Canada if the Canadian government failed to temper regulation regarding Facebook’s non-Canadian data…. Read More


HAZMAT teams called to data centre in Canberra

A data centre in Canberra, Australia had to be temporarily quarantined after an unknown substance was detected onsite Australian Capital Territory (ACT) fire and rescue were called to a data centre room at 51 Allara Street in Civic, Canberra at approximately 4.15pm AEDT, following reports of an unknown substance. Workers in the data room, located… Read More


Why are data centres holding on to useless storage?

Organisations are cluttering up their data centres with piles of outdated IT storage, despite it putting them at risk of security breaches and compliance violations, according to new research Organisations can’t wait to get their hands on the latest tech, but they — like the rest of humanity — have a developed a worrying habit… Read More


Google secures Taiwan solar array to power data centre

Long-term deal is Google’s first purchase of renewable energy in Asia and takes advantage of recently amended energy laws Google has announced it has signed a long-term deal to purchase the output of a 10mW solar array in Tainan City in Taiwan. The array will be located 100km south of its Taiwanese data centre in… Read More


Vertiv unveils new modular data centre product lines

Prefabricated containerised data centres and weatherproof power modules now available in EMEA Vertiv has unveiled two new product families for its modular data centre offering. SmartMod is a prefabricated containerised data centre customisable for customers’ power, electrical, and cooling systems. SmartMod can also be purchased with custom IT load capacities of up to twelve 600mm or… Read More


Equinix continues Asia expansion with first South Korean facility

Carrier-neutral data centre will provide interconnection and colocation services to local business and help global customers expand into South Korea Equinix has unveiled plans for a new International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre in Seoul, which marks the firm’s first entry into the South Korean market. The new centre – dubbed SL1 – will provide 18,000… Read More


The enterprise data centre enjoyed a healthy 2018
Despite colossal demand for public cloud services, the enterprise data centre shows no signs of giving up to its would-be heir, according to new research Research released yesterday by Synergy Research shows that spending on all key areas of enterprise IT infrastructure  - including servers, switches & routers and network security -  increased by almost 13... Read More

Huawei expands data centre efforts with new CPU and servers

Firm determined to expand data centre presence with new ARM-based CPU and servers, despite growing political resistance from abroad Huawei has unveiled its new ARM-based Kunpeng 920 chip, a next-generation chip for servers, despite mounting resistance to its hardware from abroad. Huawei said the chipset, developed in partnership with UK-based ARM holdings, is faster and… Read More


Qatar Cabinet gives green light to Microsoft global data centre

Cabinet officially authorises Microsoft global data centre, Reuters reports Microsoft has been granted permission by the Qatari government to construct an Azure data centre in the Gulf country. The news comes from local newspaper The Peninsula, that reported the announcement after it was made at the Cabinet’s regular meeting in Amiri Diwan on January 2nd. News on… Read More


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



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