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Africa Data Centres to expand Sameer facility in Nairobi by 15MW

The new data centre will begin with 5MW of IT load and will be built in the company's leading-edge modular design.

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Aruba S.p.A receives €500 million in funding; builds two new data centres on Ponte San Pietro campus

Expands Italy’s largest data centre campus by 17MW and erects Aruba Auditorium, a new high-tech events space.

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Deft extends colocation footprint within Europe through Digital Realty partnership

Deft, a managed IT services provider, has extended its colocation footprint into Frankfurt, Germany through its partnership with Digital Realty, the leading global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation, and interconnection solutions.

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Vantage Data Centers opens Hong Kong office

New location supports investment and expansion across Asia Pacific.

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South Lanarkshire Council slashes carbon emissions with IT upgrades

Move to DataVita data centre helps cut energy use by 94%.

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MainOne, an Equinix Company’s MDXi Appolonia achieves Tier III Constructed Facility certification (TCCF)

With this new milestone, MDXi Appolonia becomes the leading data center provider in Ghana with the top 4 certifications in the industry.

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Africa Data Centres to build its first data centre in Kigali, Rwanda

The data centre will have 2MW of IT load and will be purpose-built to meet growing demand in the region.

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Africa Data Centres provides colocation for the first ICANN Managed Root Server in Africa

IMRS cluster deployment is intended by Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to assist Internet users in Africa to have faster access to services on the Internet; Africa Data Centres (https://www.AfricaDataCentres.com/) has been selected as the host of the IMRS cluster at their class-leading Kenya data centre facility.

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Data centre investment and Covid-19 - catalysts for accelerated cloud adoption in Africa

Console Connect has launched the second edition of its Africa Interconnection Report, researched by analyst firm Balancing Act, to understand the drivers and barriers to cloud adoption in the region.

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Improving sustainability in data centres

Nutanix sponsored report examines potential impact of datacentre models on energy efficiency and carbon footprint.

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MEEZA deploys 4.9 MW data centre capacity in Qatar

Vertiv helped MEEZA add 4.9 MW of data centre capacity in just 14 months from design to installation.

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Node4 upgrades second data centre

Node4 has expanded its country-wide Managed Azure Hybrid Cloud solution.

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atNorth and Parallel Works partner

atNorth HPCaaS computing resources are now available through Parallel Works as a single pane of glass solution, democratizing HPC and enabling hybrid workflows with cloud resources.

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Huawei Data Center Facility unveils Global Ecosystem Policy and Product Innovations

Under the theme "Fairness, Trust, Growth, and Win-Win", Huawei Data Center Facility Global Ecosystem Policy and Product Launch Event was held on November 11 at Huawei's Sanyapo Park in China. During the event, new partner policies and product innovations, including FusionModule2000 6.0, a small/medium-sized modular data center solution, and Small SmartLi UPS, were introduced to partners from across the world. This event demonstrated Huawei's commitment to building a fair and strong partner ecosystem based on mutual trust for shared success.

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African data centre market in the midst of an 'unprecedented growth surge'

African commercial hosting capacity expected to triple over the next five years, to support explosive data traffic flows and accelerated adoption of cloud services.

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Videos

Interview with Franki Hackett, Head of Audit & Ethics, Engine B. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Interview with Emely Patra, Regional VP and Head of EMEA Customer Success Strategy and Architecture, at MuleSoft. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Marc Garner, VP of Schneider Electric's Secure Power Division and Major Pursuits team in the UK and Ireland, covers Electricity 4.0, eConversion technology and the Schneider Electric Research Institute’s work, as part of a wide-ranging data centre sustainability discussion. Marc believes that a new way of thinking, and radical solutions, are the only way to meet Net Zero ambitions.
Ayelet Elstein, VP EMEA at Lakeside Software, positions the Digital Employee Experience (DEX) within the wider context of the customer experience (CX), emphasising the critical importance of data as a prerequisite for any company-wide approach to improving and optimising end-to-end hybrid IT infrastructure performance and the resulting business benefits.

Expert Opinions

The retail sector is just emerging from the backdrop of intense pandemic-induced digitisation, only to find itself in an environment with many more external pressures – from the tech talent shortage to outstanding technical debt and supply chain pressures. Here, Neil Holden, Chief Information Officer, Halfords, reflects on the lessons Halfords has learned even before the pandemic, and offers some best practice advice to CIOs and CTOs as they plan and execute digitisation strategies in the current retail industry landscape.
By Jennifer Lee, Chief Operating Officer at Intradiem.
Flooding the data center with cold supply air, in combination with an appropriate hot aisle containment solution, makes for a cost-effective, energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly facility, as Gordon Johnson, Senior CFD Engineer at Subzero Engineering, explains.
By Justin Reilly, CEO, Impero Software.