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IT infrastructure market set for difficult growth year, says IDC

After unprecedented growth in 2018, it’s back to reality for both cloud and non-cloud infrastructure markets, IDC says Every quarter IT researcher IDC releases market reports on traditional data centres, private and public cloud deployments to gauge what portion of server, storage and networking hardware markets are being deployed in cloud environments. According to IDC,… Read More


Schneider Electric and Cisco announce plug-and-play HCI micro data centres for the edge
Schneider Electric and Cisco have announced pre-integrated hyperconverged micro data centres for the edge, combining Schneider Electric’s physical infrastructure with Cisco’s HCI HyperFlex Edge infrastructure Whether or not you take Gartner predictions as golden, Schneider Electric is listening to the analyst house’s prediction that 75 percent of data will be processed at the edge by... Read More

Colocation providers benefiting from hyperscale dash to the edge

Revenue colocation providers pocketed from hyperscale customers outpaced revenues received from other customers and enterprises last year, new data shows Cloud and data centre market research company Synergy Research Group’s latest quarterly research on the global colocation market shows colocation providers are benefiting from a big boost in hyperscale business. Synergy’s data covers the world’s… Read More


Mellanox to stay independent from Nvidia and retain CEO, says Jensen Huang

On a visit to Israel, Nvidia chief says he wants Eyal Waldman to remain as CEO and commits to local expansion Two weeks after Nvidia announced it was to acquire Mellanox for $6.9 billion, Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang visited the chipmaker’s Israeli HQ in Yokniam to give a joint press conference with its… Read More


US cannabis industry clamouring for data centre high-grade

US design and engineering consultancy PlanNet says its green footprint is in full bloom It’s well known that the benefits of data centre tech innovations are not confined to the IT sector. Uninterruptible power supplies for one, are essential in just about any scenario where unexpected power disruption can result in deaths, injuries or business… Read More


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 gov’t

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



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