ProfitBricks and MapR complete extensive benchmark testing for Hadoop within a virtualised data centre

Provides Organisations with cost effective performance without complexity for scalable Big Data projects.

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MapR Technologies closes $30 million in new funding

MapR Technologies, Inc has closed a new round of funding, securing $30 million in series C financing. New investor Mayfield Fund led the funding round, which also includes participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, NEA and Redpoint Ventures bringing total funds raised to $59 million.

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IT services market endured a dismal end to 2012

Last year was the worst for IT services contract activity since 2002, according to research from Ovum. Performance in the three months to the end of December 2012 fell well below the levels seen in the same period of 2011, ensuring that annual IT services contract activity fell to its lowest level for 10 years, both in terms of total contract value (TCV) and deal volume.

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Will energy prices power U.S. data centre growth at Europe’s expense?

Low and stable electricity prices are likely to make the U.S. a target for datacentre investment at Europe’s expense, according to a report published by 451 Research. Lower electricity prices are also expected to impact U.S. investment in energy-efficient technologies.

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Turbomeca selects Siemon TERA for new headquarters

Helicopter engine manufacturer, Turbomeca, has equipped its new manufacturing plant near Paris with Siemon category 7A TERA® cabling. The leader in civil and parapublic helicopter engines reports to have selected the fully shielded 10Gb/s Ethernet system for its cable sharing flexibility, security and capability to support future high speed applications.

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The biggest threat to your data centre? The people within it

Survey reveals internal threats are still responsible for the most downtime incidents.

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New Genoa site (GN1) will land the 2Africa cable system in Italy, positioning the country as a strategic interconnection point for subsea cable networks.
Company announces six long-term commitments, with aim to reach eleven concrete sustainability goals by 2025.
UK SMEs lose confidence in in-house IT and look to local outsourcing, but have an eye on operational and financial efficiencies.
By Owen Cole, VP EMEA, ExtraHop Networks.
The City of Borås in Sweden has selected Proact as its new supplier of IT infrastructure. The City’s data centre will now be updated with a next-generation solution that reduces footprint while also saving energy and easing daily operational management.
Minkels has unveiled its new cabinet platform solution for data center. The new platform, named Nexpand, has been designed and built from the ground up based around four values: Smart, Solid, Secure and Sustainable. With the feature-rich Nexpand platform customers can rely on a scalable and future-proof platform meeting increased data center technology demands as a result of the exponential rise in Digitalization, Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, Edge and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
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Australian fish farm undergoes IT upgrade by investing in edge infrastructure

Australian fism farming company Tassal looked at harnessing IT to make its business of growing salmon more sustainable and cost-effective. It invested in an integrated IT solution powered by Vertiv and Dell EMC for its business in Tasmania.

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