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Why data centres are needed to support the growing startup community in Africa

By Robert Mullins, Executive Director of Raxio Data Centres and First Brick Holdings.

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ManxIX builds internet resilience in the Isle of Man

ManxIX launches as the internet exchange on the Isle of Man. The not-for-profit fully independent interconnection point offers a low cost, accessible platform to allow island traffic to stay local and for global networks to be accessible to its members.

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Q Associates acquires cloud and networking specialist Apex Group

Company further expands its digital services capability.

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Node4 supports BMI Healthcare

Node4 has enabled BMI Healthcare to support NHS efforts amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. BMI Healthcare, a Node4 customer, is the UK’s leading independent provider of private healthcare with more than 50 hospitals and healthcare facilities. More than 6,500 consultants practise at BMI Healthcare hospitals, which handle more than 2 million patient visits a year.

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Colt launches multi-cloud connectivity

Colt is enabling the next wave of enterprises’ digital transformations, launching multi-cloud connectivity underpinned by Colt’s market-leading SD WAN offering.

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Equinix has revealed one of its largest expansions of Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™) in seven new EMEA markets to help global businesses simplify hybrid and multicloud infrastructures. With this expansion of Equinix’s industry-leading interconnection service to Barcelona, Brussels, Geneva, Istanbul, Lisbon and Sofia, and extending into Hamburg in Q2 2020, enterprises and service providers can seamlessly interconnect to a rich ecosystem of clouds, networks, partners and customers that matter most to their digital businesses.
Africa Data Centres uses strategic investment from United States International Development Finance Corporation to expand operations.
Continues growth of greenfield developments as part of US$2B European expansion.
New Q1 data from Synergy Research Group shows that worldwide spend on data center hardware and software declined by 2% from the first quarter of 2019, bucking a steady growth trend as the market was adversely impacted by COVID-19.
Acquisition establishes collaboration between AtlasEdge and Colt Data Centre Services, with Colt Technology Services becoming an anchor tenant across multiple facilities.
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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Elektrobit Case Study: Enable Immense Data Intake to Support Autonomous Driving

Automated vehicles record and process massive amounts of data daily with simulations and high capacity sensors. For Elektrobit, a global supplier of connected software for the automotive industry, the biggest challenge was how to securely store, transfer and process these large amounts of data. The interconnection-first approach, deployed on Platform Equinix®, provided Elektrobit the fastest and most stable option available. Find out how Equinix, with its global data centers and digital edge presence, boosted efficiency, performance, reliability and security for Elektrobit.

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