Saturday, November 25, 2017

Daily Brief: Canada court tells Google to block certain results worldwide, Equinix world’s leader in data centre, China Pacific Insurance signs large data centre deal

The Data Economy Daily Brief features a list of short news stories on events in and out of the data centre sphere that are relevant to those operating in this space.


Canada court tells Google it must block certain results worldwide

Canada’s Supreme Court is set to take on the “borderless internet” by forcing Google to remove some search results worldwide.

The decision was approved in a 7-2 vote and has generated waves of criticism with civil-liberties groups warning of internet censorship.


Equinix, Digital Realty cement global data centre dominance

Equinix strengthen its position as the world’s largest colocation provider with a market share of 11% in Q1 2017. It is followed by Digital Realty, with a market share of 7%, according to data from Synergy Research Group.

In third place is NTT with 6% of global revenues, followed by KDDI/Telehouse with 3% and a group of operators that each has a 2% share, including China Telecom, CenturyLink (now Cyxtera), CyrusOne, Global Switch and Interxion.


Nutanix Teams Up with Google Cloud

Enterprise cloud computing provider Nutanix has entered into a strategic alliance with Google Cloud which will allow joint customers to deploy and manage both cloud-based and traditional enterprise applications as a unified public cloud service, while blending the Nutanix environment with Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Google and Nutanix will work together to address the technology opportunities for building and operating hybrid clouds that combine private cloud architectures and scalable public cloud environments.


Alibaba and AWS expand cloud data centre footprints across Asia

Alibaba has confirmed a pre-commitment order to take full-capacity of Chinese data centre operator GDS Holdings’ under construction Beijing 3 data centre.

AWS has also announced it is expanding its operations in the continent by establishing its eighth cloud region in Hong Kong.


China Pacific Insurance signs large data centre deal

China Pacific Insurance has signed a $809m contract with Shanghai Baosight Software becoming one of the company’s largest data centre users.

The contract is valid for 20 years and will see China Pacific Insurance use Shanghai Baosight Software’s 40,000 sqm data centre.


Pulsant invest £1m in data centre upgrade

Hybrid cloud services provider Pulsant has announced a £1m upgrade project for its South Yorkshire data centre in the UK.

The site is set to go under a complete mechanical and electrical infrastructure refresh to bring it up to tier 3 equivalent status with N+1 resilience. The company will also add 90 racks to its data hall 1 and prepare a third hall for up to 180 racks.


InvestCloud to launch FinTech incubator

Global fintech firm InvestCloud is set to launch a financial technology incubator and accelerator at its European headquarters in Soho, London.

InvestCloud Innovation Center London will offer both new startups and established financial firms the ability to quickly deliver digital wealth management solutions supported by the InvestCloud platform.