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Equinix survey reveals further shift to cloud despite security concerns

Equinix, a leading global interconnection and data centre company, has announced the findings of an independent survey of more than 1,200 senior IT professionals from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Results show that more than seven in 10 (71%) organisations are likely to move more of their business functions to the cloud in the coming years. […]

Berkshire Partners to invest in Teraco Data Environments

Teraco Data Environments, a leading provider of colocation data centre infrastructure in Africa, has announced that Berkshire Partners LLC, a Boston-based investment firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in the company. The Permira funds, an existing shareholder, will remain a significant investor. Based in Johannesburg and established in 2008, […]

Hyve Managed Hosting expert on determining data centre locations

Jon Lucas, Director at Hyve Managed Hosting, discusses some of the key factors which determine the locations of data centres. With the amount of data being created rapidly growing and affecting businesses of all sizes, here are the ‘four C’s’ that should be noted when deciding where to locate a physical data centre. 1) Connectivity […]

MIRIS to generate sustainable edge data centre networks across Nordics

Nokia has announced that MIRIS, a leading Norwegian real estate and technology firm, will deploy AirFrame Open Edge data centre technology to support delivery of Smart City services in business parks and residential areas. MIRIS plans to build data centres in around 20 urban locations in Norway during 2019, followed by a wider rollout across […]

Digital Realty and Facebook announce virtual power purchase agreement

Digital Realty, a leading global provider of data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions, hax announced the signing of a virtual power purchase agreement on behalf of Facebook, to support Facebook’s renewable energy goals at data centre facilities leased from Digital Realty. Under the agreement, Digital Realty has executed a long-term renewable power purchase contract to […]

Vertiv enhances ‘plug and play’ data centres from the edge to the core

Vertiv has announced an extension of its modular data centre capability with two product families designed to give customers even greater simplicity, efficiency and agility when deploying data centre capacity from the core to the edge of the network. Vertiv SmartMod, SmartMod MAX and Power Module are available now in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Vertiv SmartMod and SmartMod MAX Vertiv SmartMod is a fully self-contained easily-configurable, ready-to-order, […]

Echoworx expands EU reach with new German data centre

Echoworx has announced the opening of its new data centre in Germany. This move further entrenches Echoworx’s presence and competitive edge within the EU region. Known for its proven manufacturing industries, from automotive to pharmaceutical, established financial core and growing industries like cybersecurity and tech, Germany is an unofficial economic leader within the EU region. […]

Check Point launches new hyperscale network security solution

Check Point has introduced Check Point Maestro, which it says is the industry’s first truly hyperscale network security solution. Check Point Maestro is a revolutionary new architecture that enables businesses of any size to enjoy the power of flexible cloud-level security platforms and to seamlessly expand their existing security gateways to hyperscale capacity. “Today’s threat […]

comforte AG expert on ensuring data centres are cyber-resilient

Felix Rosbach, Product Manager at comforte AG, discusses how data centre owners can best ensure cyber-resilience. With an ever-increasing attack surface, security is a constant struggle for data centres. While IoT enables us to analyse data like never before, every device represents a potential attack vector. Aside from DDoS attacks and other methods of sabotage, the most painful type of cyberattacks are the ones involving theft of sensitive data. Stolen data is […]

Siemon introduces active cold aisle containment solution

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced the launch of its active cold aisle containment solution, featuring roof panels that open automatically during an alarm event to facilitate access to sprinkler systems and other fire suppression systems. Compatible with all Siemon data centre cabinets deployed in a pod configuration, the active cold aisle […]

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