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Park Place Technologies flying Irish students to US for Women in STEM initiative

The data centre maintenance company has partnered with I Wish (Inspiring Women In STEM) to attract young women to careers in technology The UK STEM industry is in the throes of a skills shortage estimated to be costing the country £1.5 billion annually. While women represent 47 percent of the UK workforce, just 12 percent… Read More


Equinix outlines sweeping global expansion plans

Data centre operator to spend nearly $2 billion (£1.54 billion) building 12 data centres and expanding 23 existing facilities Equinix has detailed an extensive global expansion strategy for 2019, which includes plans to open 12 new data centres in major European and APAC metros. The colocation giant has already opened data centres in Paris and… Read More


Scalable AI supercomputers now available as a service on Google Cloud

Google has assembled thousands of Tensor Processor Units (TPUs) into giant programmable supercomputers and made them available on Google Cloud Google first announced the machine learning TPUs at Google I/O in 2016, by which point they had been running in its own data centres for a year. Every year since Google has released incremental “v”… Read More


Schneider Electric unveils three-phase UPS for data centre and industrial environments

Compact Easy UPS 3M is built for resiliency against harsh environments IT energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric has extended its three-Phase Easy UPS Series with a new UPS designed for simple and versatile deployment. The Easy UPS 3M is a 60 kVa to 100kVa 3-phase UPS, designed to protect critical equipment in a… Read More


VMware cloud infrastructure is coming to Azure in hybrid cloud play

VMware, a Dell subsidiary, is partnering with Microsoft to bring VMware cloud infrastructure to Azure, the firms have announced The announcement, made at Dell Technologies World in Las Vegas, means VMware customers can extend their on-premises environments to Azure data centres and brings VMware capabilities natively to Azure customers. Customers will be able to build,… Read More


Lenovo Data Center Group thinks blockchain can improve its customer support

Recent reports claim poor customer service is costing businesses more than $75 billion (£58 billion) a year, so why not throw blockchain at the problem? Blockchain gets a lot of flack and for good reason. For a lot of overzealous startups, it has proven the perfect marketing tool to sell overcomplicated, cumbersome solutions to enterprise… Read More


Micron unveils ultra low-latency NVMe SSDs for enterprise and cloud data centres

Micron is bringing HDD-type storage to the NVMe-table by offering up to 15.36TB of storage on its new range of flash drives As NVMe-based SSDs significantly outperform SATA-based SSDs in reading and writing data, they are the storage weapon of choice for enterprises deploying sophisticated cloud architectures. Hardware veteran Micron, that first entered the NVMe… Read More


Microsoft hits latest data centre rewewables target a year ahead of schedule

After hitting 60 percent renewables target ahead of schedule, Microsoft says it’s on track to hit 70 percent by 2023 Microsoft says that 60 percent of the energy used in its data centres will be drawn from renewable sources by the end of 2019, one year ahead of its own targets. In 2016, Microsoft announced… Read More


Samsung successfully develops 5nm semiconductor process

Korean chipmaker’s latest EUV innovation promises fresh performance boost and reduction in power consumption and size In an era where Moore’s Law is already being pushed to the limit, the semiconductor industry is still churning out remarkable innovations in chip fabrication. The latest innovation hails from Korean chipmaker Samsung, which this week announced it has… Read More


Is Facebook hiding behind Siculus shell for new US data centre?

Facebook appears to be donning the Siculus mask for a 1m sq. ft extension to its Altoona campus in Iowa A company working behind the name Siculus Inc. is set to construct a 1 million-square-foot data centre directly north of Facebook’s 1 million-square-foot data centre campus in Altoona, Iowa, according to local reports. The massive… Read More


Intel unveils next-gen Agilex FPGA range for data-hungry applications

Intel flexes 10-nanometer (10nm) manufacturing on FPGAs for the first time to fabricate processors for use cases in AI, finance and IoT It’s fair to say that we have been eagerly anticipating Intel’s next-generation of data centre FPGAs for a while. Almost two years ago “Falcon Mesa” was previewed for the first time, promising new… Read More


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



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