Data Centre Infrastructure

  • Cost and benefit analysis shows importance of micro data centre deployments

    Micro data centres allow small data centre facilities to be deployed rapidly and cost effectively in existing building space, according to Victor Avelar, director and senior research analyst at Schneider Electric’s Data Center Science Center.

  • Customer briefing centre opens in Schwalbach, Germany

    Data centre infrastructure specialist Panduit EMEA has opened a customer briefing centre in Schwalbach, Germany, which provides 100 square metres of server room infrastructure technology and conference areas. The facility has been designed to showcase the latest developments in the company’s data centre and industrial automation infrastructure solutions.

  • Cutting the complexity of the digital world

    Hyper simplification: The Art of simplifying complexity for a Google-Like data centre experience. Arun Shenoy, vice president IT & DC Business, Schneider Electric UK explains

  • Data centres connect to Internet Exchange points across Japan

    Service provider Epsilon has partnered with BBIX, the Internet Exchange (IX) business arm of the SoftBank Group, to accelerate how IT firms across the globe connect to peering points in Tokyo, Japan. Epsilon’s partners can now remotely peer at critical subsea cable landings serving East Asia and the West Coast of the US. Service Providers will be able to gain access to BBIX’s IX service in Tokyo via Epsilon’s on-demand connectivity platform. BBIX benefits from the growing ecosystem of new peering partners available at its Exchange, while Epsilon adds new global Internet Exchange Points (IXP) to its Infiny platform.

  • Data centres will be the backbone of leading economies

    From server rooms that power SMEs, to server farms that host in the cloud, the data centres that support our corporations and public services are the backbone of the modern economy.  Big Data and the IoT are driving data centre expansion and data being created at an unsurpassed rate. Big data is big business.

  • Data investment at British airbase

    The US Air Force has plans for what it calls a ‘scalable modular data centre' at the Lakenheath air base in Suffolk, which belongs to RAF but hosts United States Air Force units and personnel and is home to the 48th Fighter Wing, also known as the Liberty Wing.

  • Dedicated servers offer low latency for the UK market

    Europe’s largest cloud hosting provider, OVH, has made a further commitment to its UK expansion plans with the launch of a dedicated server range, which is being made available through its recently-opened London data centre. Following the company’s vision of building a multi-cloud industry, the server range is offering a 10ms latency response time to its London-based customers along with a record delivery time of 120 seconds for its popular products. As part of its 13Tbps+ network, it is also able to offer unlimited traffic and guaranteed bandwidth.

  • Digital gateway offers smart and reliable landing infrastructure for subsea cables

    For the port of Marseille-Fos, globalisation does not simply mean more ships, it also means more information flows. Data traffic through the port is predicted to grow at a rate of 45% per year over the next decade.

  • Echelon creates 1,100 jobs with €1Bn data centres investment

    Echelon Data Centres , a new Irish company based in Dublin, is to create 1100 jobs when it invests €1bn in a 89,000m² data centres development with a total capacity of more than 180MW.

  • Eco-friendly data centre project will use fastest Atlantic connection

    Atlantic Hub confirmed last week that it will develop an IT services and data centre with two mega-hub campus sites in Ireland at Foyle Port Innovation Park, Londonderry and Letterkenny in Co. Donegal.  

  • Edge data centre suits innovative IoT solutions

    Companies that employ machine-to-machine communication to streamline manufacturing naturally require real-time capabilities and IT resources deployed in close geographical proximity ensure that latency is low and that data readily available. 

  • Edge takes centre stage at London event

    The edge will occupy front and centre stage on Rittal’s stand when the Data Centre World (DCW) show opens in March.

  • Electrical transformers get smart

    A monitoring and diagnostic tool can help operators keep tabs on their aging transformers and optimise their maintenance costs, ABB claims. The company's recently launched transformer intelligence product is a new generation of sensor and diagnostics technology designed to monitor and manage the electrical transformers that are essential to power transmission and distribution networks. 

  • Enhanced energy-efficiency with Power over Ethernet

    Regulators and other stakeholders are calling for data centres to use energy in the most efficient way. Power over Ethernet (PoE), which makes it possible to provide current to Ethernet devices using data cables already in place, can contribute to greater energy efficiency. It may even help structurally lower DC power consumption. However, several factors must be taken into consideration. Dr Thomas Wellinger, market manager data centres, R&M, explains

  • Equinix to build new data centre in Oman

    Equinix, an interconnection and data centre company, and Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel, an MSM listed company: OTEL), have entered into a joint venture to deliver data centre and interconnection services to customers in the Middle East.

  • Etix Everywhere and Compunet to open first Tier IV DC outside Bogota

    Etix Everywhere, a global data centre provider and operator, and Compunet, leader in the Andean Region providing SAP and IT managed services have partnered to build and operate an 840kVA data centre in Zonamerica, a Global Services Free Trade Zone located in the most dynamic business climate of the region. The construction of this new edge facility will start in early Q4 2018.

  • European demand grows as Keppel invests in German data centre

    Keppel DC REIT, based in Singapore, has recently completed the $135m acquisition of maincubes Data Centre in the Frankfurt region, Germany. The newly-completed four-storey freehold facility, located in Offenbach am Main, has approximately 126,800 sqft of lettable area and brings the total value of assets under management to some $1.65bn with aggregate lettable area of approximately 1,044,040 sq ft across 14 data centres. 

  • FedRAMP compliant DCOI solution offers first secure cloud environment

    Nlyte Software has announced the availability of  DCOI On-Demand, claimed to be the first of its kind and facilitates US federal agencies to more easily and rapidly gain compliance with Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) requirements while supporting the Modernising Government Technology (MGT) Act. 

  • Flexenclosure completes third data centre for Millicom group

    Data centre specialist Flexenclosure has completed its third data centre order from a Millicom group company. The construction of this eCentre in Bogotá was carried out for Colombian telecommunications company TigoUne. 

  • Flexenclosure to construct Fijian eCentre cable landing station

    The Fijian Government’s has commissioned Swedish Internet infrastructure specialist Flexenclosure for the construction of an eCentre cable landing station in Savusavu. As part of commitment to make high speed Internet services available on Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island. The cable will connect to the Tui-Samoa undersea cable, providing a high-capacity and high-availability fibre optic link between Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island, and Vanua Levu.