Thursday, November 23, 2017

Weekly Roundup: $3.5bn Microsoft data centre expansion, Carter Validus invests $500m on data centres, Australia pulls out defence data from Global Switch’s data centres

The main stories that made the week’s top headlines across the globe on data centres, cloud, data, emerging technology and markets, and much more.

World News

Tool uses over 1,600 simulation years’ worth of data to choose DC locations
Equinix, Alibaba partner to expand cloud services worldwide
Tata targets $78bn cloud market, expands in Europe, APAC and Middle East
Data Economy launches industry leading magazine


North America News

Microsoft to complete $3.5bn Iowa data centre
MongoDB puts Atlas on AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure
‘DCs are Lenovo’s third business engine’, says global chairman Yang Yuanqing
Vapor IO sets out plan to deploy thousands of edge data centres
Peak 10 invests $1.7bn to buy ViaWest to build large data centre operator


Asia-Pacific News

Australian Gov’t pulls out secret defence data from Global Switch’s DCs


Central – Latin America News

Amazon ‘interested’ in opening Chile data centre


European News

NTT future-proofs for Brexit with new UK CEO
IBM opens European nerve centre to fight costly cyberthreats
Interxion head joins Dutch data centre startup DCValley
Airbus looks to Einstein in artificial intelligence cloud push
Colt’s data centre turns entry gate to the Berlin Commercial Internet Exchange
Shortage of judges halts decision on Apple’s €850m Ireland data centre


Middle East & Africa News

Angola Cables to build $130m data centre in Brazil