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Microsoft announces first major customer for New Zealand data center region

Microsoft New Zealand has announced the signing of a new strategic partnership with Fonterra that will see the dairy co-operative migrate many mission-critical operations to Microsoft Azure to support its global growth plans. Once Microsoft’s New Zealand data center region is launched, Fonterra will also benefit from real-time business intelligence and exponentially greater capacity to […]


Acronis recognised as a Visionary in Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Centre Backup and Recovery Solutions

Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, was positioned in the Visionaries quadrant in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Centre Backup and Recovery Solutions. According to the report: “The move toward public cloud, heightened concerns over ransomware and complexities associated with backup and data management are forcing I&O leaders to rearchitect their backup […]


Prospect of li-ion battery development and application in data centres

With lithium battery usage increasing globally, Wangbo, Marketing Director of Huawei UPS, tells us about the key benefits of this power source in a data centre setting and highlights some safety considerations and assurances. Why are lithium batteries needed? Lead-acid batteries have dominated the communications industry for decades. But, due to disadvantages such as a short cycle life, large […]


Veea Edge platform enables augmented reality for Smart City

Veea, a pioneer in smart Edge connectivity and computing, has announced that Seongnam, South Korea’s Smart City project, is using Veea Smart Edge Nodes to enhance its latest cultural exhibits with Augmented Reality (AR) technology. The Seongnam Cultural Foundation’s Independent Activist Webtoon Project exhibit uses AR to delight, engage and educate visitors as they learn […]


The data centre industry and me – Choosing a career in data centres

The DCA’s role is to work with the data centre sector, supporting key areas of concern for the industry. New talent entering the industry is consistently raised by the DCA community. In this piece, we hear from Beth Whitehead, Associate Sustainability Engineer at Operational Intelligence, about her journey into the industry. My route into the […]


Increased demand for cloud services as brands look to achieve Business Continuity

Aruba S.p.A., a leader in data centre and cloud enterprise services, has reported an increase in demand for its services from companies looking to secure Business Continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the global lockdown, various sectors relied on cloud and data centre services to achieve a strong and reliable infrastructure to support the surge […]


NextGen Communications agrees long-term plan with CNet Training

NextGen has announced that it has committed to upskill and professionally certify its teams across its entire company with CNet Training. The training and development contract provides NextGen with access to technical education programmes from The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework for all team members to work towards ambitious company-wide objectives. The bespoke learning package […]


Kao Data named as latest Foundation Partner of Infrastructure Masons

Kao Data, a specialist developer and operator of advanced data centres for high performance computing, cloud, AI and enterprise, has announced it has become a Foundation Partner of Infrastructure Masons (iMasons). The iMasons are a global, non-profit association that unites industry professionals and business leaders who represent over US$150 billion in digital infrastructure projects in […]


HCI for VDI: A new way to power the distributed workforce

As workforces are transitioning to more remote working, employers must find solutions which ensure ease and efficiency. Johan Pellicaan, VP and Managing Director EMEA at Scale Computing, discusses how HCI and Edge transform virtual desktop infrastructure and how this contributes to delivering simple scalability and operational efficiency for today’s remote workers. The events surrounding the […]


Leaseweb’s five-year growth exceeds double the market average

Leaseweb, a leading hosting cloud company, has announced that the growth in its global hosting infrastructure and related network capacity has grown twice the market average. The accomplishment is attributed to a focused approach to grow the company’s global presence over five years and has seen Leaseweb achieve a 22% increase in data centre locations […]


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