Thursday, September 21, 2017


Weekly Roundup: Amazon, Equinix head joins Australia’s fastest growing data centre startup, Digital Realty looking for COO, Interxion to invest €211m in EU



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

Micro data centre architectures could fall victim to edge network latency
‘Hopeless DC industry’ urged to share info before killing outages hit hard
Equinix and SAP unite to bring the power of cloud to enterprises worldwide
Powering data centres will be worth nearly $11bn
OVH grows cloud business in Europe and expands in the US

 

North America News

DataBank will soon hit more than half a million sqf of data centre floor space
SDN business unit latest to spin off from Brocade
Iron Mountain buys Fortrust for $130m, expands total capacity to 70MW
One of USA’s largest southern DCs is about to become an infrastructure giant
$12m North Dakota data centre slated to open in 2018
AWS officially joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation
DataSite opens 24/7 nerve centre to mitigate data centre outages
HPE enters Mars race by sending supercomputer into space
Digital Realty launches search for new Chief Operating Officer
Facebook behind secret $750m New Albany data centre – report

 

Asia-Pacific News

Former Amazon, Equinix manager joins Australia’s fastest growing DC startup
China’s first self-financed data centre revealed
Metronode to expand Australian data centre footprint

 

Central – Latin America News

Odata to invest $100m in Colombian data centres

 

European News

Spain DCs turned into hubs for world‘s ‘fastest growing Internet Exchange’
Interxion to invest €211m in new data centres across Europe
Telia snaps up seven Baltic data centres
Telehouse connectivity exchange now includes 2 of the largest cloud providers
Cloudreach makes its 2nd acquisition ever to boost enterprise cloud adoption
Park Place acquires Fortune 100 data centre maintenance provider
Marseille data centre now bridge between Europe and 1,500 Indian cities
Google European data centres to be fed Norwegian wind power from September
Google buys data centre power from Netherlands’ largest solar energy park

 

Middle East & Africa News

Teraco opens 24MW DC as hyperscale drives infrastructure investment boom