5 things to know for February 5: Telia Carrier and Cisco, BREEAM’s green data centre report, Keysource appoints

5 Things To Know | Data Economy

It seems as though there are now more data centre and cloud announcements in this new decade than ever before.

To help you keep on top of things, Data Economy has listed the top five things you need to know today.

  • Telia Carrier and Cisco

Telia Carrier has launched the first-of-its-kind, full-scale, 400GE-ready network backed by Cisco cloud-scale routing technology.

The launch follows Telia Carrier’s deployment of more than 10,000 new 100GE ports during 2019 using the same platform.

A rise in Telia Carrier’s customer base, exceeding 2,000 customers in more than 120 countries, with an unquenchable thirst for on-demand content, meant finding a solution with more capacity, speed and efficiency than Telia Carrier’s previous network infrastructure could manage.

  • TierPoint and Nutanix

Edge data centre firm TierPoint has launched Cloud to Cloud Recovery powered by Nutanix.

The new service offers a way to leverage Nutanix technologies for replication and disaster recovery (DR) orchestration, with a TierPoint-managed Hosted Private Cloud in the recovery environment.

“Building on our market-leading partnership with Nutanix, this new service is ideal for organisations that want to know where their recovery site is located and seek an expert service provider to manage the recovery environment and DR orchestration for them,” said Rob Carter, TierPoint Senior Vice President of Product Development, Architecture and Engineering.

“We know of no other service provider managing Nutanix native DR technologies in this manner.

“These innovative solutions augment our already comprehensive product portfolio and advance our mission to meet clients where they are and support them along the way on their respective journeys to IT transformation.”

  • BREEAM’s data centre sustainability report

BREEAM released a survey report designed to answer some of the most important industry questions around sustainability in the data centre industry, supported by datacentre specialist Keysource.


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The majority of respondents believed that existing sustainability assessment standards, including holistic sustainability assessments such as BREEAM and LEED, do not currently adequately address wider sustainability impacts of data centres.

This presents an opportunity for built environment sustainability assessment methodologies to engage with the data centre industry to better respond to their sustainability needs, according to the report.

  • Keysource appoints

Data centre specialist Keysource has appointed a senior professional with extensive experience within critical environments including data centres and the financial trading sector.

Mark Snooks joins the business as Head of Delivery and will be responsible for all major projects, overseeing the global programming and implementation of work, with a remit to continue to ensure seamless project processes and deliver end results that include future client strategies.

Snooks has worked in the critical services sector for the majority of his career, delivering major projects for multiple global blue-chip companies including major financial institutions at Canary Wharf and the leading international search engine organisation. He joins Keysource following Head of Project roles at both CBRE and Metropolitan Services for over six years.

 “Keysource is unique in the industry in that we can provide a full range of services to support the full lifecycle of a project from consulting, through to project delivery and on-going management,” said Snooks.

“This and their strong industry reputation were key factors in my decision to take this exciting role.”

  • Couchbase introduces Couchbase Cloud

Couchbase has announced the introduction of Couchbase Cloud, a fully-managed Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS).

Couchbase Cloud enables enterprises to host their data within their own Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) for greater control and ownership, and pay for only what they use.

With this announcement, Couchbase becomes the first SQL-on-NoSQL DBaaS that supports multiple cloud providers.

The company revealed that the service will launch this summer on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, followed by Google Cloud Platform.

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