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2016 will be the year of all-flash storage as EMC delivers a range of new all-flash updates to its storage and converged product ranges for the cloud, data centres  and the fourth industrial revolution

CCIs Graham Jarvis looks at one of the threats datacenters can’t defend against, flooding, and demonstrates a way to carry on delivering a service even when your servers are 10 feet under water  

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 12:16

VIRTUS joins forces with Jisc

Data centre provider, VIRTUS Data Centres, announced the latest members to have joined the first national shared data centre for research and education, offered by digital services and solutions organisation Jisc.

Monday, 01 February 2016 15:43

Safe Harbour 2.0 misses the deadline boat

US and EU authorities fail to make a decision on what replaces the Safe Harbour legislation dismantled in October 2015, expect data centres to start springing up everywhere

The AWS marketplace expands its enterprise solutions with the addition of new AWS extension of Unisys Corporation’s data centre Stealth micro-segmentation security solution

Friday, 15 January 2016 15:26

Equinix closes Telecity acquisition

The £2.6 billion deal by Equinix for TeleCityGroup adds 40+ data centres in Europe and 300 cloud and IT service customers

The Data Centre Summit South is coming to the Barbican in London on the 10th February, register now and get your free ticket.

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 11:58

Three predictions for the data centre in 2016

The data centre will openly embrace 100G, adopt Open Networking as a standard and move to containerisation, predicts Juniper Networks’ Nigel Oakley

Disk is dying; a new global survey shows hyper-converged infrastructure and software-defined storage are set to take over the data centre

The rapid adoption of virtualisation has created a disconnect in the data centre, with physical storage becoming the source of growing costs, bottlenecks and frustration.

Availability in London and Dallas brings AWS Direct Connect availability to 10 Equinix data centres, globally

Microsoft is the latest of the cloud giants to announce a UK data centre to appease the gods of data-sovereignty and latency, and to take a pop at the valuable UK government market  

Friday, 06 November 2015 17:16

AWS to open UK region in 2016

Amazon is to launch its third region in Europe with a launch in the UK, in an attempt to attract UK customers worried about data sovereignty issues

TelecityGroup launches a 6,000 square metre 9.6MW data centre in Amsterdam to support the growing Dutch digital economy

US software-only hyperconvergent business Springpath launches into Europe and the Middle East

Thursday, 01 October 2015 12:04

brightsolid opens new Aberdeen data centre

New Scottish data centre provider brings the first Azure-enabled cloud to Aberdeen

Thursday, 24 September 2015 14:35

ESOS – A challenge or an opportunity?

If you’re a medium to large business and a data center owner then time is getting short if you want to meet ESOS compliance before the December deadline

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 14:00

IO’s newest data centre becomes a LINX VPoP

IO London partners with the London Internet Exchange (LINX) to extend its network connectivity

The new VMware EVO SDDC claims to be the “first fully automated software suite for delivering the software-defined data centre” and will benefit businesses building private, public and hybrid clouds

Monday, 10 August 2015 14:19

Amazon UK data centre?

Tesco is to lease a former warehouse to Amazon, could this be a new UK Availability Zone?

Security is an important issue when connecting to a data centre or the cloud, but adding encryption can increase latency. Graham Jarvis looks at how businesses are solving the security and latency issues.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 17:57

UK Data Centre pricing remains stable

The UK is the largest data centre market in Europe, with the majority of UK growth focusing outside of London and the M25

Wednesday, 08 July 2015 16:26

IaaS data centre growth is at 35-40%

Europe will see continued growth in co-location and cloud over the next four years with IaaS taking the lions’ share

Data centre design and build business, Keysource, has been awarded the contract to deliver a modular data centre facility for ICT business ITPS at the company’s new site near Newcastle upon Tyne.

Friday, 19 June 2015 11:35

Backup is only half of the story

NetApp’s Laurence James says data centre managers salaries should be measured on what they can restore and recover, not what they have backed up

US data centre, co-location and cloud business IO, has launched into the UK with one of the most energy-efficient data centres in Europe

Two new data halls are to be added to Pulsant’s Edinburgh data centre to add space for an additional 150 racks

Capita partners with Ark Data Centres to supply secure, energy efficient data centre space for the new Capita Private Cloud platform

The Business Performance Innovation industry consortium, has launched a campaign to promote change and development in data centres.

The death of the enterprise data centre has been predicted for years, but Roger Keenan argues that nothing could be further from the truth.

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