Thursday, November 23, 2017

Weekly Roundup: Alibaba Engineer leaves to join data centre startup, Equinix cements global data centre dominance, 5 data centre reality checks

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

Enterprises are wasting $140bn with data trapped in legacy systems
Technology and telecommunications IPOs top $14bn in H1 2017
Equinix, Digital Realty cement DC dominance with multi $bn acquisitions
Independent operators join forces to form new Data Centre Consortium


North America News

How a ‘publicly accessible cloud server’ exposed 198 million US voters’ data
Can DC infrastructure standardisation revolutionise hyperscale deployments?
GTT Comms acquires Global Capacity, grows data centre footprint to 41
Microsoft, Box ink cloud deal with an eye on artificial intelligence
Veeam, Nutanix target $7.5bn hyper-converged infrastructure market
Digital Realty gets $135m in secured debt refinancing


Asia-Pacific News

Alibaba data centre engineer leaves to join hyperscale startup
Alibaba and AWS expand cloud data centre footprints across Asia
$3bn internet content provider to build AI ready data centre


Central – Latin America News

HostDime expands beyond Equinix, Level 3 and opens data centre in Brazil
Telefonica tops $9.2bn in infrastructure CAPEX in Peru with new data centre
Santander steps up data centre security to protect 36 million customers data
Equinix and IBM partner to expand cloud services in Brazil


European News

European centre for weather forecasts ditches UK for Italian-based data centre
Dublin could become part of Europe’s Big 4 Tier 1 data centre markets
Zerto ramps up boardroom with Amdocs veteran
Equinix opens German data centre targeted at autonomous vehicles
OVH raises €400m to fuel global data centre expansion
Shortage of judges halts decision on Apple’s €850m Ireland data centre


Middle East & Africa News

Chinese giants will link Africa and South America in history’s first
Sonatel opens 38,000 sqf data centre in Senegal