Monday, October 23, 2017

Weekly Roundup: Cloud war sees Microsoft gain market share, Asia’s booming cloud industry, Worldwide data centre launches

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

A cloud security provider just (quietly) opened 5 DCs in three global regions
Huawei boosts OpenLabs CAPEX with $200m as SAP turns key cloud partner
Huawei bets storage as a service can really help enterprises deal with massive data surge
Don’t look now but this CDN player has just started a chain of data centre launches across the world
‘If you have a bold dream, let’s chase your dream together’: SAP CEO sets up startup fund to drive innovation 
Huawei vows to build data centres across all world regions, in all major countries


North America News

BlackBerry latest to sell data centre portfolio as focus shifts to core business
$1.3bn data centre court war ends with operator accusing university of ‘deliberate sabotage’
Amazon could be about to break ground on MEGA 120-acre disaster recovery data centre campus
HPE spends $1bn in its latest all-flash data centre push
IaaS cloud provider lights up $4m Boston data centre expansion
CenturyLink reinforces data centre alliance with NetApp
Intel, HPE, IBM exec comes out as Lenovo data centre trump card


Asia-Pacific News

Salesforce taps into AWS cloud infrastructure to expand in Australia
Huawei to open New Zealand data centre
Pakistan inks South Korean deal on 42-acre IT park with data centre on the way
China’s cloud market to explode by 2020, foreign players warned that what’s successful elsewhere doesn’t guarantee success in China


Central – Latin America News

Brazil’s Ascenty secures $190m to become one of LATAM’s giant data centre operators


European News

Amsterdam internet exchange establishes PoP at Digital Realty’s data centre
Equinix builds out European cloud footprint in battle against digital unreadiness
Colt latest data centre provider to add global public cloud services to its footprint
Interxion’s latest customer expansion proves there’s a huge deal awaiting data centres in academia
Brexit countdown. $2bn data centre operator acquires rival’s London facility
Paris? No! Etix Everywhere turns to Lille for data centre deployment
Chinese investors to demolish UK data centre 
Cloudflare global expansion lands 105th data centre in Rome


Middle East & Africa News

Zimbabwe’s TelOne lights up Chinese-backed data centres