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FLAP markets on track to record 200MW of colocation take-up for the second consecutive year

The data centre sector is one of the best protected in the current downturn. The fundamentals of being in lockdown at home, for both work and personal life, mean that this digital infrastructure is more crucial than ever.

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Equinix expands Canadian operations

Equinix, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase a portfolio of 13 data centers across Canada from BCE Inc. (“Bell”) for US$750 million (CA$1,041 million) in an all-cash transaction.

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Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) appoints APAC head to drive hyperscale growth in the region

Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) has appointed Hiroshige Sugihara as Vice President, Head of Asia-Pacific. This announcement comes as Colt DCS continues its commitment to hyperscale builds and expansion within the region; including the scheduled completion of Tokyo’s Inzai 3 data centre later this year.

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Irish data centre emissions will level off

Host in Ireland Q1 2020 Quarterly Report shows the carbon impact of data centres to level off at 2.2% of Ireland’s total emissions by 2025 despite strong growth in data centre capacity.

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KKR commits $1 billion to form Global Technical Realty

New platform to build and operate data centres for large technology clients across Europe as demand for data continues to grow.

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Schneider Electric and EcoDataCenter partner for 'climate positivity'

Schneider Electric partners with EcoDataCenter to build an ultra-low-carbon-footprint data centre at the heart of their HPC colocation in Falun, Sweden.

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Greenhouse doubles data centre capacity

Greenhouse Datacenters, a European data center developer/operator with two energy efficient colocation facilities in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands, in the Rotterdam/The Hague area, has opened a new data room in its flagship data center, Greenhouse DC 2. The expansion means a doubling of the current capacity at this location. At the same time, Greenhouse announces the appointment of Guido Sip as Chief Commercial Officer. In his new role, he will lead the commercial organization of Greenhouse and while further developing the company’s ecosystem of colocation partners and customers.

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RAXIO Data Centre unveils 9 local fibre carriers ahead of launch

Uganda’s digital economy is set to get a major boost with the latest move by Raxio Data Centre which has opened the market for customers to have more options for redundancy and diversity in a competitive environment.

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Multiple network outages costing enterprise businesses millions of pounds a year

Nearly a third of IT decision-makers polled (31%) said network outages had cost their business over £1 million over the past 12 months.

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Asperitas and maincubes partner

Asperitas, a global immersion cooling scaleup with high-profile partners and clients including Dell Technologies, Supermicro, Shell, and Credit Agricole, is partnering with European data center owner/operator maincubes. The two companies will start offering Immersion Cooling Solutions in dedicated immersion cooling colocation suites in the maincubes Amsterdam AMS01 data center. AMS01 is also home to the European Open Compute Project (OCP) Experience Center, while Asperitas is a leading OCP standards contributor in the field of immersion cooling.

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London Internet Exchange partners with Iron Mountain Data Centers

The London Internet Exchange says that Iron Mountain Data Centers, global provider of data centre and colocation services, has joined LINX as an official ConneXions reseller partner.

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Colt promotes best-in-market latencies on critical European PrizmNet routes

Lowest-latency connections between key liquidity hubs and exchanges.

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Digital transformation falling onto the back burner due to a widening ‘Hesitancy Gap’

IT teams are wasting more than a quarter of their time just laying the groundwork for projects, reveals research from NTT Ltd.

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Teraco is building a second data centre facility in Cape Town

Teraco has confirmed the construction of Teraco Cape Town 2 (CT2), a new 30MW data centre facility. This follows the company’s recent 60MW expansion announcement of its Johannesburg data centre campus in Isando and makes the Cape Town facility the second-largest on the continent.

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Rackspace accelerates cloud expansion

Global leader in technology services expands international footprint and strengthens capabilities in EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

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Videos

Coeus Consulting, an independent IT advisory focused on delivering strategic change, recently published the findings of its report: ‘The critical role of technology leaders in delivering on sustainability targets’. Graeme Trevayne, Associate Director at Coeus Consulting, talks through the survey results, highlighting the progress which has already been made, whilst suggesting that there is much more that can be done, not least when it comes to the need for some commonly agreed, IT sustainability objectives and the accompanying metrics.
Piers Wilson, Head of Product Management at Huntsman Security, discusses the importance of carrying out a ransomware readiness assessment to discover any potentially costly security gaps within an organisation’s IT infrastructure. The company’s recently launched SmartCheck for Ransomware is designed to help companies fortify their cyber risk management.
Park Place Technologies has been on quite some journey, as the company has grown from its core Third Party Maintenance focus to today’s data centre network optimisation specialist organisation. Ian Shearer, Managing Director, APAC & EMEA, Park Place Technologies, discusses recent developments at the company, which include several acquisitions, technical solution and professional services innovations.
Emely Patra, RVP and Head of EMEA Customer Success Strategy and Architecture at MuleSoft, discusses the findings of the company’s recently published 2022 Connectivity Benchmark report, highlighting some of the obstacles to creating fully connected user experiences, and explaining how APIs and low code tools can help to address the major integration challenges which need to be overcome as part of a successful digital transformation strategy.

Expert Opinions

Simon Spring, Operations Director of EMEA at WhereScape, discusses some of the common misconceptions surrounding data warehouses, data lakes, and data hubs, and why a proper understanding of each is key to building effective data infrastructure.
The success of environmental policymaking is inextricably linked to the deployment of high-frequency data and artificial intelligence (AI). Geoff McGrath, Managing Director of CKDelta, discusses the role of holistic, data-driven decision making in responding to the climate crisis and driving down carbon emissions.
By AppDynamics EMEAR CTO, James Harvey,
By Jonathan Westley, Chief Data Officer, Experian UK&I.