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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 the full article


Hyperscaler capital expenditure on track for record year

As 2018 comes to a close, all indicators suggest it will be another record-breaking year for the major cloud providers According to new Q3 data from Nevada-based Synergy Research Group, the capital expenditure of the hyperscale operators topped $26 million last quarter, maintaining the level recorded in Q2. This means hyperscale capital expenditure for the first three… Read the full article


Navigating through an increasingly complex data maze

While producers of data platforms and services are in a period of incredible growth and change, the stakes are enormous, says Raghu Ramakrishnan, CTO for Data at Microsoft Data analytics is an integral part of how organisations plan and execute, and it is rapidly becoming ever more entrenched. Organisations are becoming more data-centric – both in… Read the full article


Security and budget concerns delaying data centre automation

A new report from Tech Pro research indicates around 60% of organisations have yet to automate any data centre functions Not only have the majority of organisations yet to automate any data centre functions, a quarter also say they have no plans do so “in the near future”. Respondents – surveyed online in September – say… Read the full article


Data Centre World 2018: Water scarcity could halt data centre growth

At last week’s Data Centre World in Singapore, the largest industry event in Asia, water technology provider Ecolab discussed sustainable solutions to address the freshwater crisis and examples of how data centres have successfully reduced water consumption. Demand for natural resources is exceeding supply at an alarming rate, not least when it comes to our… Read the full article