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DigiPlex opens new data centre in Lillestrøm, Norway

DigiPlex, a Nordic leader for sustainable, innovative and secure data centres, has opened a second data centre at Fetsund in Lillestrøm municipality. The new data centre is 2,200 sqm and will serve the increasing demand for sustainable and secure data centre capacity in Norway. DigiPlex now operates six data centres located in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The new facility is built […]


Equinix collaborates with Nokia for global IoT platform and edge enablement

Equinix, a digital infrastructure company, has announced it has been selected as a strategic supplier for Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) managed service, in a collaboration to bring next-generation edge architectures and services to market. WING allows operators without an IoT footprint to gain fast entry to the IoT market or to help operators expand an […]


Microsoft’s underwater data centre a success

Software giant, Microsoft, recently pulled its underwater data centre from the seabed floor, discovering that the 864 servers inside were eight times more reliable than those on land. After two years of being submerged under more than 100 feet of water, Microsoft has pulled its container-size data centre from the bottom of the North Sea, […]


Actis and GS Group to construct US$315 million data centre in Seoul

Actis, a leading investor of private capital into global growth markets, will take a 75% stake in a new joint venture with GS E&C, the construction arm of GS Group, one of Korea’s largest conglomerates, The partners will build and operate a 21MW internet data centre (IDC) in Greater Seoul with a development cost of […]


The data centre sector in the Middle East: What next?

Data centres are often referred to as ‘powerhouses’ and it’s no surprise when we consider their capabilities. Ehab Kanary, Vice President of Enterprise for EMEA, CommScope, discusses how data centres will power our future as well as how they are developing in the Middle East region. Connectivity is laying the foundations for one of the […]


Broadcom unveils industry’s first gen 7 64Gb/s Fibre Channel switching platforms

Broadcom has announced the availability of the industry’s first Gen 7 64Gb/s Fibre Channel switching platforms — the Brocade X7 Directors and G720 Switch, that are foundational infrastructure for the on-demand data centre. Additionally, the company has announced the industry’s first 64Gb/s Fibre Channel optical transceiver that is being qualified for use in Brocade switches and Emulex […]


Equinix appoints new Managing Director to lead Middle East and North Africa business

Equinix, a global interconnection and data centre company, has announced the appointment of Kamel Al-Tawil as its new Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa. In his role, Al-Tawil will oversee and continue to grow Equinix’s business portfolio in the region, defining the evolving strategy for the local markets. The new MENA lead brings a […]


Outside the four walls of the data centre

Michael Cade, Senior Global Technologist, Veeam, shares with us how the four walls of the data centre have collapsed and increased the attack vector as organisations in MENA embrace and promote remote working. Almost three-quarters of professionals across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region prefer jobs that allow them to work remotely, according […]


Aruba and Lenovo partner to transform Ducati Motors’ IT infrastructure

Ducati Motor Holding benefits from a state-of-the-art IT infrastructure which at the beginning of last year had launched a fully customised project aimed at enhancing the performance of its IT architecture, as well as increase the resilience of the services it provides. One of the main objectives was to renew its existing technological approach by […]


DCONGREEN first to distribute data centre market’s most intuitive and powerful M&E platform across Benelux

Benelux-based, DCONGREEN, a leader in the provision of sustainability management solutions and consultancy for data centres, is the latest addition to the rapidly-expanding EkkoSense global partner network. DCONGREEN is focused on helping organisations to achieve more balance in their data centre ecosystem by implementing a Sustainable Cost of Ownership approach, particularly in relation to their EU 2030 […]


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