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3W Infra moves HQs to maincubes Amsterdam data centre

3W Infra, a global IaaS hosting provider from the Netherlands, has moved its headquarters to the office space in the maincubes AMS01 colocation data center in Amsterdam Schiphol-Rijk while deploying a private suite in this data center for its global network backbone and comprehensive server infrastructure. According to 3W Infra’s founder and CEO, Murat Bayhan, 3W Infra selected the maincubes AMS01 facility “as maincubes is the only true independent and European data center operator left in the Amsterdam area able to meet 3W Infra’s flexibility and scalability requirements.”

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Kwai Chung data centre long-term lease agreement

Hon Kwok Land Investment Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Gold Famous Development Limited, has entered into a long-term lease agreement with a global data centre industry leader for en-bloc space of the Group's newly completed data centre in Kwai Chung. This move is a milestone, expanding Hon Kwok Land's capability to develop special-purpose properties with highly specific building requirements for enterprise customers. It also marks an important advance to the Group's portfolio by leveraging its advantage as a property developer and construction conglomerate.

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Wipro releases the ‘State of IT Infrastructure 2020’ report

Findings from the report reveal 75% organisations require increased infrastructure budget for new tools, technologies and collaborative networks to navigate the pandemic.

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DRFortress begins expansion on world-class data centre in Hawaii

DRFortress, the largest carrier-neutral data center and cloud marketplace operating in Hawaii, has launched a major expansion project to its existing data center campus in Honolulu.

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Public cloud spend up; enterprise infrastructure spend down

New Q1 data from Synergy Research Group shows that worldwide spend on data center hardware and software declined by 2% from the first quarter of 2019, bucking a steady growth trend as the market was adversely impacted by COVID-19.

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Colocation benefits from hyperscalers

New data from Synergy Research Group shows that hyperscale operators are the fastest growing customer category for colocation providers. For both wholesale and retail colocation, first quarter revenue from hyperscale customers grew more rapidly than revenues from other service provider customers and from enterprises.

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BitBox USA and EdgeMicro partner

BitBox USA and EdgeMicro, a leading edge colocation company, continue their partnership to meet the global surge in internet connectivity needs. Integrating the BitBox IoT Platform as the unified solution to monitor and manage distributed infrastructure, enables EdgeMicro’s micro data centers’ (MDCs) rollout to hundreds of sites in North America and thousands of locations globally.

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Kao Data introduces ‘Built-to-Suit’ service for the hyperscale community

New service enables Kao Data to fund, design, build and operate OCP-Ready data centres to compliment the UK’s expanding hyperscale footprint.

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Steady growth for data centre construction market

The newly published Data Centres Construction Market Report by AMA Research has revealed that since 2015, the data centre construction market has grown from around £1 billion at installed values to £1.24 billion in 2019, this is largely underpinned by high levels of take-up in the co-location sector, with a growing adoption of Cloud computing technology. Increasing Cloud take-up is supporting the growth of this commercial and colocation sector, as it reduces the need for businesses to own and maintain their own IT infrastructure.

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Rackspace goes all in on multicloud

Following a series of acquisitions and strategic partnerships, Rackspace has revealed plans to provide comprehensive solutions across the entire technology transformation lifecycle.

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Interxion offers AI-as-a-Service

Interxion is partnering with Scan Business UK to offer AI-as-a-Service, powered by NVIDIA DGX™ Systems, through its London campus. This partnership enables enterprises to start experimenting with the power of DGX in a colocation environment, supported by Scan’s ecosystem of technology and software offerings that help simplify the AI journey.

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Enabling cost-effective connectivity

Colt enables any-to-any global connectivity by expanding Ethernet VPN service.

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Verne Global expands Icelandic data centre complex

High performance computing applications drive customer demand for flexible, scalable, and highly optimised data center solutions.

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Leaseweb UK opens Slough data centre

Opening of third facility gives global hosting provider opportunity to join another key UK connectivity hub.

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Interxion partners with RStor

Interxion has formed a new partnership with RStor, the leading provider of cloud services across any multicloud environment. The partnership enables Interxion customers access to RStor’s performance-based cloud management services, including easy-to-use tools to manage backup storage, disaster recovery, and archival of data. This new service offering is directly accessible via Interxion’s London campus, where RStor has positioned its first Point of Presence. The service is also available to all customers at all Interxion’s other sites via Cloud Connect.

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