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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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Uptime Institute embraces a remote future

Uptime Institute has announced the availability of new remotely-enabled versions of its globally recognized Tier Standard Certifications, Accredited Educational curriculum, Data Center Risk Assessment, Management & Operations Stamp of Approval, and Facilities Management and Operations services. These new services can be utilized by clients globally today, even with non-traditional business operating plans in effect due to the COVID-19 epidemic, in order to reduce the service delivery risks associated with digital infrastructure design, operations, risk assessment and education.

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Bond issues speeds up DigiPlex's expansion

DigiPlex has successfully completed a new senior secured bond issue of NOK 655 million with maturity in May 2023. The bond issue was substantially oversubscribed and demonstrates yet again DigiPlex’s strong credit history.

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The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) selects Leaseweb

The new agreement will accelerate the growth of Eurovision Flow, and further strengthen Leaseweb’s position in the media market.

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Information overload

John Hall, Managing Director of Proximity Data Centres, explains why coronavirus is driving the demand for data

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CyrusOne joins the EUDCA Board of Directors

The European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) has revealed that CyrusOne Inc. (NASDAQ:CONE) has joined the Board of Directors and Policy Committee as an Associate Member, bringing great value with its experience and leadership in support of the organisation’s efforts to monitor, educate and encourage best practice in data centre policy in Europe and around the world.

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Nextgenaccess completes Bristol to Wales fibre route

New dark fibre connection to NGD data centre offers carrier-neutral alternative for major customers.

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Helping owners and operators solve today’s data centre challenges

Siemon has introduced a new WheelHouse® Interactive Data Centre Guide designed to help managed service providers (MSPs), data centre owners and operators identify the right Siemon solutions for solving common data centre problems.

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Interxion partners with Amito

New partnership provides SMB access to Interxion’s critical infrastructure.

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Equinix expands EMEA Interconnection Services

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.

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Data centres must prepare for summer

Data centre operators must prepare their facilities for the warm summer months by implementing the correct level of temperature control and power generation equipment, following confirmation that 2019 was Europe’s hottest ever year on record.

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Onguard selects Rackspace

New customer environments can now be launched in minutes due to private cloud platform and enhanced automation.

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Equinix and GIC to form US$1.0 billion + joint venture

Equinix has signed a greater than US$1.0 billion initial joint venture in the form of a limited liability partnership with GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, to develop and operate xScale data centers in Japan.

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Videos

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.
Richelle Ahlvers, Chair of the SNIA Storage Management Initiative, discusses what’s new with Swordfish, the storage management standard, including the latest developments on work with industry partner organisations and the new Conformance Testing Program, as well as talking through the newly opened SNIA Storage Management Initiative’s Next-Gen Lab.
Andre Azevedo, CEO at Ancoris, explains how the company’s new GreenLab Google Cloud service helps organisations to understand the actions they can take around their IT infrastructure to achieve their sustainability goals, with cloud migration a high priority for many.
Mickey Bresman, Co-Founder and CEO and Ran Harel, Senior Security Product Manager, both at Semperis, discuss the findings of the company’s recent Microsoft Active Directory security survey, and also explain how the Semperis Purple Knight security assessment tool not only highlights AD security gaps, but also provides recommended fixes.

Expert Opinions

By Nic Sarginson, Principal Solutions Engineer at Yubico.
Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric UK & Ireland The data centre sector skills shortage has been documented by industry publications and research firms for almost a decade. In fact, a report published by Gartner in 2016 found 80% of firms expected to find their growth held back due to a lack of new data centre skills, with the McKinsey Global Institute predicting a global shortage of 1.5 million qualified data centre managers as early as 2015.
By Thabo Makoko the Head of Cash Management and Transactional Banking at Absa CIB .
Balancing the needs of employees in both the virtual and physical workplace. By Chris Lorigan, Surface Portfolio Product Manager, Microsoft UK.