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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


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



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