Data Centre Infrastructure

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • For ultimate data centre security, technology alone is not the answer

    The security of data – and in particular people’s personal data – has been a hot topic in recent months, according to Arturo Maqueo of Flexenclosure. The EU’s rollout of new GDPR regulations; the Cambridge Analytica scandal; or the seemingly weekly revelations of financial institutions or consumer service providers which have had their databases hacked, are all examples most of us will be aware of.

  • Four primary edge archetypes defined

    Last month, Vertiv released a global, research-based analysis of network edge use cases, resulting in the identification of four main archetypes for edge applications and the technology required to support them. Edge experts, in conjunction with an independent third-party consulting firm, identified more than 100 use cases and refined the initial list to 24 considered to have the greatest impact on businesses and end users, based on projected growth, criticality and financial impact. Giordano Albertazzi explains. 

  • GDPR focused solution safeguards infrastructure integrity

    “For GDPR compliance, the physical security of the data processing infrastructure is as critical as the digital management,” said Robert Neave, chief technology officer and co-founder of solution provider Nlyte Software. “The concern of physical infrastructure extends beyond an organisation’s data centre, and includes colocation facilities, managed service providers, hosting services, SaaS vendors, and virtually any XaaS vendor.” 

  • Getting the data sets in line

    Nlyte Software expands its solution for the US federal data centre optimisation initiative (DCOI) with an analytics module that enhances the company’s DCOI solution with flexible and secure analytics capabilities. 

  • Global visibility from your mobile phone

    Schneider Electric has released EcoStruxure IT, the first Data Centre Management as a Service architecture. The package revolutionises data centre information management (DCIM) by delivering a cloud-based architecture purpose-built for hybrid IT and data centre environments, it is claimed.

  • Google breaks ground at Alabama site

    It’s been nearly three years since technical giant Google announced its 360-acre data centre campus in Alabama and to start work at this North American site. A ground-breaking ceremony was held last week showing that even the world’s biggest corporations are not immune to delays. Announced in June 2015 and located in Jackson County, Bridgeport, the campus will amount to a capital expenditure of around $600m and create up to 100 jobs. 

  • Graphical Networks DCIM platform to increase network visibility for Siemon customers

    Siemon, a global network infrastructure specialist, has partnered with data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) solution provider Graphical Networks whose netTerrain DCIM platform will enable Siemon customers gain the network visibility they need to effectively manage, monitor, control and document the data centre.

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours its service providers

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise has named Basefarm its Northern Europe Service Provider of the Year. Basefarm is a leading European managed service provider, offering integrated key competencies for digital innovation – big data, cloud computing and information security in one service offering. The two companies claim to have developed a strong partnership spanning more than 10 years and as Basefarm has continued to grow across Europe, with more customers needing more storage, the relationship has grown even closer and more important.

    In 2017 storage was among Basefarm’s largest investment areas and the company has increased its capacity from 1 PB to 20 PB over the last four years. Today Basefarm is the largest HPE3 PAR user in Western Europe and was recently selected as one of two global partners to beta test HPE’s new Artificial Intelligence software HPE InfoSight for HPE 3PAR StoreServ.

    “We are very grateful to be awarded HPE Service Provider of the Year for Northern Europe. Our customers rely on us for their mission critical services, so strong partnerships and good collaborations, like the one we have with HPE, are crucial. Machines can talk to machines but in the end it’s the people that makes the difference,” said Fredrik Ohlsén, CEO of Basefarm.

    “It’s an honour to award partners who are raising the standard of business excellence,” said Paul Hunter, Worldwide Head of Partner Sales, HPE. “HPE is committed to enabling mutual growth with channel partners, and our awards recognize those who develop business opportunities with our joint customers.”

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced winners of the 2018 HPE Partner of the Year Awards at its annual Global Partner Summit in Las Vegas. Winners were recognised for outstanding performance and accomplishments, and for driving meaningful business results for shared customers, the company said.



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