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Equinix opens co-innovation facility

Equinix has opened its first Co-Innovation Facility (CIF), located in its DC15 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centre at the Equinix Ashburn Campus in the Washington, D.C. area. A component of Equinix’s Data Centre of the Future initiative, the CIF is a new capability that enables partners to work with Equinix on trialling and developing innovations. These innovations, such as identifying a path to clean hydrogen-enabled fuel cells or deploying more capable battery solutions, will be used to help define the future of sustainable digital infrastructure and services globally.

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11:11 Systems completes iland acquisition

Newly-formed 11:11 answers cloud market’s call for a single, trusted vendor to manage and monitor hybrid infrastructure.

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BT selects Rackspace Technology as cloud partner

BT and Rackspace Technology have formed a partnership agreement to transform BT’s multinational customers’ cloud services.

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Sustainability and climate actions dominate

Mainstream adoption of artificial intelligence and increased equipment integration also likely, according to Vertiv experts.

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The top 10 project success factors for emissions reduction in the data centre industry

As the world increasingly turns its attention to the action required to limit the damage being done to the environment by human activity, the data centre sector is getting to grips with the role it must play in reducing carbon emissions. Energy consumed by data centres is attracting more attention as a matter of concern, as global computing capacity continues to rapidly increase. Already, data centres use an estimated 200 terawatt hours (TWh) each year, more than the national energy consumption of some countries.

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Cloud adoption continues to be undermined

Veritas Technologies has published the findings of new research highlighting the damage that workplace blame cultures are having on the success of cloud adoption. Veritas found that UK businesses are losing critical data, such as customer orders and financial data, because office workers are too scared or too embarrassed to report data loss or ransomware issues when using cloud applications, such as Microsoft Office 365.

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Actis, a leading investor of private capital into global growth markets, will take a 75% stake in a new joint venture with GS E&C, the construction arm of GS Group, one of Korea’s largest conglomerates, The partners will build and operate a 21MW internet data centre (IDC) in Greater Seoul with a development cost of $315 million.
New data from Synergy Research Group shows that Q3 enterprise spending on cloud infrastructure services were almost $33 billion, up 33% from the third quarter of 2019.
The new hybrid cloud solution offers increased uptime, business continuity and rapid digital transformation via resilient digital infrastructure.
The University of Oxford has formed a new strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The collaboration will focus on building a portfolio of new research projects relating to AI, robotics, cyber-physical systems, human-centred computing, and support to the University’s new “Lighthouse” Doctoral Scholarships.
Twenty-five companies and seventeen associations from across Europe agree to take specific steps to make data centres climate neutral by 2030.
The results reveal gaps in sustainability tracking, fewer outages with more grave consequences, staffing and supply chain concerns, stalled efficiency gains, and more.
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Club Champion speeds up customer service

With a single-platform, cloud solution in Salesforce, Club Champion has the power to process orders, manage inventory, view financials and track marketing activity from one place - even on mobile.

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