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Hyperscalers to lift data centre Capex to $377 billion in 2026

According to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, global data center capex is on track to reach $377 billion by 2026, with the hyperscale cloud service providers accounting for more than half the market total. We predict increasing the adoption of accelerated computing will generate market growth opportunities.

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Verne Global goes public on sustainability metrics

Calls for greater transparency from data centre industry.

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Macquaire Asset Management acquires Virtus stake

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (ST Telemedia) has reached an agreement for Macquarie Asset Management, via Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 7, to acquire a significant minority stake in leading data centre provider VIRTUS Data Centres (VIRTUS).

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Teraco acquired by Digital Realty

Creates the leading colocation and interconnection provider in Africa.

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STACK Infrastructure continues Milan expansion

STACK grows its presence in Italy with the addition of a new 10MW facility and the acquisition of additional land for the expansion of its Milan campuses.

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The looming threat of regulation

Change or be changed is the warning from the latest BCS data centre industry report.

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Datum moves to renewable HVO fuel

Datum Datacentres, the business-critical data centre provider, will be transitioning from diesel to renewable HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) fuel for its backup generators at its flagship facility on the Cody Technology Park, Farnborough. Working in partnership with Keysource, the global datacentre and critical environment specialist, this move will enable Datum to reduce up to 90% of net CO2 emissions if its backup generators are used.

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Vantage Data Centers opens Johannesburg Data Center Campus

Company continues rapid expansion within EMEA to meet continued demand from global hyperscale and cloud customers.

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Virgin Media O2 Business to provide dark fibre for all Proximity edge data centres

Initiative will bolster customer choice for low latency services across UK edge colocation portfolio.

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atNorth appoints new ESG Manager

atNorth has announced that Ásdís Ólafsdóttir will fulfill the vital role of Environmental, Social and Governance Manager for the sustainably focused pan-Nordic company.

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Aruba’s 30MW Roman data centre campus nears completion

New ‘Hyper Cloud Data Centre’ in Rome will be the capital’s largest when building completes in early 2023.

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Digital Realty launches interconnectivity solution

Continues progress against its industry manifesto vision with the delivery of ServiceFabric™ Connect, the industry’s largest open fabric-of-fabrics, designed to support customers as they transition to a more data-centric architecture.

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Proximity opens Bristol edge colocation data centre

Latest colocation facility at heart of one of UK’s largest regions.

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Digital Realty and Oracle strengthen partnership

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services are now available from Oracle Paris Cloud Region in Interxion’s Paris Digital Park (IPDP), the largest data center campus in France, located less than three kilometers from Paris.

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Education platform addresses data centre skills shortage

The Schneider Electric University will help data centre professionals upskill by offering free guidance on the latest technology, sustainability, and energy efficiency initiatives.

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Videos

Wes Van Den Berg, Vice President and General Manager, UK&I, Pure Storage, provides an update on recent developments at the company, including the launch of the FlashBlade//S family of products and the introduction of the Evergreen//Flex.
Florian Malecki, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Arcserve, discusses the findings of the company’s recent ransomware survey, which reveals that far too many organisations are still unprepared, not least in terms of recovering lost data. The good news is that businesses do have plans to increase their data resilience investments to meet the challenges of today’s hybrid, digital workplace.
Angus Shaw, Sales Director at Brigantia Partners Limited, outlines the company’s unique approach to Value Added Distribution as it focuses on both consolidating and expanding its highly successful cybersecurity solutions portfolio, and its key vendor and Channel partner relationships.
Stéphane Estevez, EMEA Director of Product Marketing, Observability & IT Markets at Splunk, discusses the findings of the company’s ‘State of Observability 2022’ report. He outlines the three different stages of the observability journey, the main reasons why organisations adopt observability solutions and the main benefits of doing so. He ends up with some key observability recommendations.

Expert Opinions

Dr Nando de Freitas, a lead researcher at Google’s DeepMind, recently grabbed tech headlines with his claim that humanity is closer than ever to creating artificial general intelligence. Although hotly contested by many in the sector, this type of technology would have a profound impact on the business community, its operations and how it approaches customer interactions. Instead of training algorithms on existing data sets, super AI might be able to listen, read emotion and extract information in a way that mimics human understanding.
By Shai Haim, Radware’s 5G network security specialist.
By John Atkinson, Director, Sales Engineering UK & I, Riverbed